Tag Archives: Biology

Corpse Flower (Amorphophallus Titanum)

Post peak bloom, starting to wilt. It’s a fleeting display lasting only hours. I went out to the University of California, Santa Barbara to see the corpse flower in bloom, a titan arum named “Chanel.” In the wild it’s a … Continue reading

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Oil and Animals in the Santa Barbara Channel

Crude oil actively bubbling out of the ground at the beach in Carpinteria, California in Santa Barbara County. Three offshore oil derricks are visible as dots in the distance. “The surface of the sea, which was perfectly smooth and tranquil, … Continue reading

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Ticks, Lizards and Lyme Disease

A blacklegged tick (Ixodes scapularis) questing with legs reaching as it waits for a host to pass by. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) Hikers beware. According to the latest April 2012 issue of Veterinary Practice News, we may be … Continue reading

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