Thursday, May 27, 2010

The Alaotra Grebe

(Photo from : Painting by Chris Rose)
The Alaotra Grebe (Tachybaptus rufolavatus)  or known as Madagascan bird has been confirmed extinct. According to Birdlife International the bird was last seen in September 1985. Read the full story at BBC Earth News : Alaotra grebe confirmed extinct

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Oil Mess

Oil washed ashore at the coastline of Southeast Louisiana coming from the oil spill in Gulf of Mexico. (ref: The Associated Press)