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Photo by @Amivee // Did you know that a giraffe's spots are as unique as our fingerprints? No two giraffes have the same pattern, and researchers use the different patterns to tell them apart. 1/7 Image
Those spots are not just for camouflage either, they help them regulate their body temperatures. Beneath each patch is a network of blood vessels and sweat glands to dissipate heat. 2/7
This young West African giraffe is browsing outside of Doulouwal Peulh, Niger - a village about 50 miles outside of the capital of Niamey where people live side by side with the endangered West African giraffe in the country's government-defined Giraffe Zone. 3/7
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It's a beautiful thursday! time for a #DBIOtweetorial commissioned by the awesome folks at #engageDBIO!
First up: “this feather star has too many arms and is too heavy to swim – instead it creeps along the seafloor”

How goes this amazing creature coordinate so many appendages? what kind of physics does it encounter?
When discussing limb coordination, it's probably easier to define what we mean by coordination than 'limb'...

You might recognise this famous image of '#synchronization', referred to by Huygens as 'an odd kind of sympathy' (1665)…
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Heute ist mir (mal wieder) deutlich geworden, wie schwer es ist #Selbstempathie zu entwickeln u von der #Wolfssprache in die #Giraffensprache zu wechseln.
Es fing damit an, dass ich wesentlich später aufgestanden bin, als ich mir vorgenommen hatte. Am Sonntag eigentlich... 1/...
...kein Problem, da keine Termine anstanden.
Aber langsam kroch ein Gefühl in mir hoch, das ich kenn u das mich meist dazu bringt mich selbst anzuklagen.
Was war eigentlich passiert? Bis zu diesem Zeitpunkt nur das, dass ich später, als gewollt, aufgestanden war u nun ... 2/...
...klären musste/wollte, wie ich den Tag gestalte.
Der #Wolf erhob sofort seine Stimme: Du wirst nix richtig schaffen heute.
Draußen schien verlockend die Sonne u einen kurzen Moment spielte ich mit dem Gedanken rauszugehen. Sofort haute der #Wolf dazwischen: ... 3/...
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1/6 #SSWGTC20
⬆️ benefits from wildlife = improved views & actions toward wildlife, right?

Common assumption for #CommunityBasedConservation, but not many studies that assess these relationships

We 👀 at these links using the case of #Endangered reticulated 🦒 in #Kenya 🇰🇪
2/6 There are a # of benefits/costs, tangible/intangible, connected to wildlife conservation

In any community, there’s a diversity of ability/access/motivations to participate in conservation

We 👀 at perceptions of benefits, attitudes toward #giraffe, past 🦒 meat consumption
3/6 We asked:

🦒 Y/N for different types of benefits – two types ($ from tourism & job in cons/tourism) coded as cons benefits
🦒 Attitude toward giraffe on 5p scale
🦒 Most recent time of giraffe meat/part use – re-coded into never/1+ year/within last year
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And now I present: a thread based on my love of #science, #scicomm, and #animals, and the fact that I'm a huge #nerd:
The other day at the library, I got this book by Ann Tompert for my 2yo (2/?):…
The premise: an elephant and a mouse want to ride a see-saw. #Physics has other ideas, so some other animals come to help. (3/?)
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