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May 19, 2024

Sea otters use tools to open hard-shelled prey, saving their teeth, research reveals

The behavior, documented in footage from researcher Chris Law, is most seen in females and sheds light on the threatened species

Dani Anguiano in Los Angeles
Thu 16 May 2024 15.48 EDT

Floating on its back in the waters of California’s Monterey Bay, a sea otter takes a shelled animal and strikes it against a rock sitting on its chest to break open the prey.

This behavior, documented in footage from researcher Chris Law, is seen in relatively few animals and allows the otter to access food without damaging its teeth. A new study, which will be published in the journal Science on Friday, sheds light on the threatened species’ tactics.

Researchers found that when there’s a decline in their preferred food sources, such as abalone and sea urchins, sea otters that use tools are able to consume larger prey like crabs and clams and reduce dental injuries. Most sea otters that do this are female, according to the study. That is probably because the tools allow them to overcome a smaller body size and weaker biting ability to meet calorie demands, said Law, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Texas at Austin, who led the study.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/article/2024/may/16/sea-otters-prey-teeth

May 19, 2024

Sea otters use tools to open hard-shelled prey, saving their teeth, research reveals

The behavior, documented in footage from researcher Chris Law, is most seen in females and sheds light on the threatened species

By Dani Anguiano in Los Angeles
Published Thu 16 May 2024 15.48 EDT

https://www.theguardian.com/world/article/2024/may/16/sea-otters-prey-teeth#img-1

Floating on its back in the waters of California’s Monterey Bay, a sea otter takes a shelled animal and strikes it against a rock sitting on its chest to break open the prey.

This behavior, documented in footage from researcher Chris Law, is seen in relatively few animals and allows the otter to access food without damaging its teeth. A new study, which will be published in the journal Science on Friday, sheds light on the threatened species’ tactics.

Researchers found that when there’s a decline in their preferred food sources, such as abalone and sea urchins, sea otters that use tools are able to consume larger prey like crabs and clams and reduce dental injuries. Most sea otters that do this are female, according to the study. That is probably because the tools allow them to overcome a smaller body size and weaker biting ability to meet calorie demands, said Law, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Texas at Austin, who led the study.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/article/2024/may/16/sea-otters-prey-teeth

May 19, 2024

Uriah Heep - High Priestess (2016 Remaster) (Official Audio)



Note: this album cover is the UK version

May 17, 2024

GOP debate commission chief whines about Biden circumventing the group

By Sarah K. Burris
Published May 17, 2024 5:05 PM ET

The Commission on Presidential Debates knows that it endured a "potentially mortal wound" after presidential candidates circumvented the group to navigate their own debate schedule and rules.

Speaking to Politico, lobbyist and former Republican Party chair Frank J. Fahrenkopf, who also chairs the debate commission, whined he's not happy with the Democratic president.

In a letter, the campaign called the commission's debates “noisy spectacles” that are far too late in the election season.

https://www.rawstory.com/2024-debate-commission/

Hey Frank, can I call you Frank.............. ........... .......

May 17, 2024

Trump challenges Kamala Harris to debate against his V.P. pick who he has 'not yet chosen'

By Matthew Chapman
Published May 17, 2024 5:21 PM ET

Former President Donald Trump challenged Vice President Kamala Harris to a debate with his as-yet-not-chosen running mate in a post on Truth Social Friday afternoon.

"On behalf of the future Vice President of the United States, who I have not yet chosen, we hereby accept the Fox Vice Presidential Debate, hopefully at Virginia State University, the first Historically Black College or University to host a Debate - Date to be determined," Trump wrote. "I urge Vice President Kamala Harris to agree to this. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!"

This comes after Trump and Biden agreed to a set of two debates, with one set to occur in just a matter of weeks.

https://www.rawstory.com/trump-challenges-kamala/

Hey, Traitor are you even going to be there............:you don't want to get to far ahead of yourself.............rofl: .

May 10, 2024

'We warned him': Rudy Giuliani's radio show canceled for election disinformation

By Matthew Chapman
Published May 10, 2024 4:20 PM ET

Former President Donald Trump's close ally Rudy Giuliani has been suspended from the radio station WABC, and his show canceled, over election disinformation.

According to The New York Times, "John Catsimatidis, the billionaire who is a major Republican donor and owns the station, said he had made the decision after Mr. Giuliani refused to comply with the policy related to the election after repeated warnings. 'We’re not going to talk about fallacies of the November 2020 election,' Mr. Catsimatidis said in a brief phone interview. 'We warned him once. We warned him twice. And I get a text from him last night, and I get a text from him this morning that he refuses not to talk about it. So he left me no option. I suspended him.”

Giuliani, he added, had to be physically cut off by station employees on Thursday when he tried to discuss the 2020 election. “Look, I like the guy as a person, but you can’t do that. You can’t cross the line,” he said. “My view is that nobody really knows but we had made a company policy. It’s over, life goes on."

https://www.rawstory.com/rudy-giuliani-suspended-radio-show-election/

How much Catsimatidis did you make from advertisers to put this traitor on the air...........took how fucking long.............and you like the "guy" as a person..............really that says a lot about someone's principles.............

May 10, 2024

Appeal DENIED: Steve Bannon Is Heading To Jail

Looks like a prison cell will have to fill in for his seditious podcast.

By John Amato — May 10, 2024
Traitor Trump's notorious MAGA spokesman Steve Bannon failed at his attempt to overturn his four-month prison sentence. Bannon's conviction was upheld by the DC Circuit Court of Appeals.

Bannon will try to take it to the Supreme Court, but I doubt they will hear the case, and as Peter Navarro comes out of prison, he will go in and stay in during the election.

Forbes reminds that this is not the only legal trouble Bannon is still facing.

https://crooksandliars.com/2024/05/steve-bannons-conviction-upheld-going-jail

Next up money laundering..............and then just throw the fucking key away............

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