Category Archives: Environment

Flesh-Eating Bacteria in Long Island Sound

This summer an extraordinarily high number of flesh-eating bacteria cases occurred in Connecticut. Let me put it into perspective for you.  In the past decade only seven cases have been diagnosed in the state.  This summer five cases were reported … Continue reading

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Timber Rattlesnakes in Connecticut

Timber Rattlesnakes in Connecticut, Been awhile since I did a post on these critters. In fact it was ten years ago. No I didn’t come across another one, but I did see a sign that reminded me of their presence. … Continue reading

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Seal Problems on the Pacific coast

Seal Problems on the Pacific coast A few posts back I briefly brought up the subject of wildlife management. Wildlife management is a contract between society and wildlife to find an reasonable balance. And in many cases it works well, … Continue reading

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Rare Shark Attack in Maine is the tip of an Iceberg

Recently  a New York woman was killed by a shark on the Maine coast. This is an extremely rare event,  and may well be the only recorded fatal shark attack in the state of Maine. The links below will add … Continue reading

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One Day a Horseshoe Crab may save your Life

You might think twice about a critter related to scorpions and spiders, but fear not. The lowly horseshoe crab is providing medical miracles. Born before the dinosaurs, back 300 million years ago in the Cambrian, the horseshoe crab has developed … Continue reading

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