Willow flycatchers, already an endangered species, also imperiled by climate change
The southwestern willow flycatcher is facing serious environmental challenges.
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Recently, a lawsuit filed on behalf of industry groups asked @USFWS to remove the southwestern willow flycatcher from the endangered species list; the agency rejected the request. Judging by new findings from @UCLA and others, it was the right call. https://t.co/sTmWyqVuWP @USGS pic.twitter.com/dVeQYVaOXa— UCLA Inst. of the Environment and Sustainability (@UCLAIoES) May 15, 2018
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#celebrating #worldoceansday with a #mandarin #fish aka Synchiropus splendidus. A #pacific #ocean #native it's one of only two vertebrates that have blue coloring thanks to cellular pigment. Instead of scales they're covered in a smelly bitter slime -this & their bright color discourages predators. #aposematic #defence #forcefield #dragonet #family #tropical #life #weneed #healthy #oceans