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Putman, Nathan F., et al. "Evidence for geomagnetic imprinting as a homing mechanism in Pacific salmon." Current Biology 23.4 (2013): 312-316.
Shaver, Donna J., and Charles W. Caillouet Jr. "Reintroduction of Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii) sea turtle to Padre Island National Seashore, Texas and its connection to head-starting." Herpetological Conservation and Biology 10.1 (2015): 378-435.
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I kinda hope that they decide to spread where the babies are let loose at. If they did more beaches between their original home and the new one in Texas, I think that would allow greater survival in the long run.
Mate, I've been living on the same house for 12 years. Mate I'm 12. Mate 10 years ago, I was exactly on this house I'm writing this message on. Mate, I know my way to the place I used to be 10 years ago. Mate, I don't even need to move. Mate, I'm writing mate alot.
humans are a funny bunch. there's a group trying to save them while another only cares for poking holes in the Earth not giving a dam what the consequences are if there's a screw up lol. We go from north to south when it comes to mentality.
I would have been 6 ten years ago so I would have been at my grandparents. Because it’s late in the day currently I know 10 years ago it was a Saturday and I was fast asleep in my grandparents old house that I could walk to without a map. I live on an island so that makes things easy. No matter where I was on the island I could find my way home or to my grandparents. I remember what my baby food tasted like from when I was a baby... I have really good memory but also a really good sense of direction.
Hey, I live an hour away from South Padre Island! The nesting is still continuing, and everytime the turtles lay eggs, they block off that part of the beach. When it's time for the baby turtles to go into the sea, everyone gathers around and cheers for them.
This list contains a competition – further details at the bottom of the list. Everybody knows Ian Fleming’s master spy, James Bond. The suave and handsome secret agent with a license to kill, Bond became the new face of cinematic spies after the release of Dr. No, the very first Bond film, in 1962. Before Bond, spies were often portrayed as paunchy, unattractive, cowardly, even elderly—much of which may have been more accurate, in reality—but the Cold War-ridden 1960s was more interested in fantasy and escape than cinema verite. And so, instead of the seedy and miserable nobody of Joseph Conrad’s “Secret Agent,” spies became good-looking ladies’ men with charm and toughness to spare.
Ian Fleming probably didn’t realize what a seed he was planting when he created James Bond. Almost immediately after his big screen debut, Bond had a whole generation of imitators following him on TV and film. There were suddenly spies everywhere—some surreal and campy, others sophisticated and witty, some hip and groovy. There was even a wedding of the spy with the western. By 1970, the anti-establishment sentiments of the hippies had fully taken hold in pop culture, and the spy craze was suddenly no more. Only James Bond was left, last as he was first, to carry on.
PLEASE NOTE: This list excludes Bond—this is, of course, about the OTHER spy series of the day. Bond, naturally, is the biggest and best known. The point is, he wasn’t alone.