“The excitement around the beluga was indecent”

Oceanographer, François Sarano sailed thirteen years aboard the Calypso, accompanying Commander Cousteau on his craziest expeditions. He is an outstanding diver, specialist in cetaceans. Reporterre — The beluga lost for more than a week in the Seine died on August 10. How do you feel about the media frenzy caused by this story? ? Francois … Read more

In the Bay of Somme, baby seals abandoned because of tourists

Allouville-Bellefosse (Seine-Maritime) and Saint-Valery-sur-Somme (Somme), report Can we suffer from his cuteness ? Surely, we think, looking into the big black eyes of the little harbor seals (Phoca vitulina). Here they are lying on the faded tiles of the Chene care center, in Allouville-Bellefosse (Seine-Maritime). Wet coats, fine muzzles and long mustaches, Maloya, Pogo and … Read more

Avian flu is (also) decimating seabirds

The season promised to be extraordinary for the Platier d’Oye nature reserve. At the beginning of spring, more than 3,000 sandwich terns, rare seabirds in France, took up residence in this area bordering the North Sea, in Pas-de-Calais. A figure unmatched for years. But in May, these migratory birds, recognizable by their ruffled black crest … Read more

Dog, cat… How to have an animal when you are vegan?

“ We can consider that the fact of raising animals for recreational reasons, of having possession of their person, of imposing our company on them for our sole pleasure, of locking them in a restricted space […] relates to animal exploitation. » In his book Vegan planet: think, eat and act differently (ed. Marabout, 2017), … Read more

Council of State sanctions billionaire Elon Musk

On Tuesday April 5, the satellite internet access service launched by billionaire Elon Musk was deprived of its terrestrial frequencies in France. Seized by environmental associations, the Council of State overturned the decision of the electronic communications regulatory authority (Arcep), which granted two frequency bands to Starlink. The Starlink project aims to provide high-speed Internet … Read more

22 new invasive species identified in Europe

Finlayson’s squirrel (Callosciurus finlaysonii) is now on Europe’s red list of invasive species. – Flickr / CC BY-NC 2.0 / J. Maughn Finlayson’s squirrel (Callosciurus finlaysonii) is now on Europe’s red list of invasive species. – Flickr / CC BY-NC 2.0 / J. Maughn July 21, 2022 at 5:37 p.m., Updated on July 21, 2022 … Read more

in the Jura, a village capsizes for an American bird

Les Bouchoux (Jura), report On vacation at the beginning of June in the Haut-Jura regional natural park, an ornithologist heard a very particular song in the village of Bouchoux (Jura). She spots the bird, takes a picture of it and thinks she identifies a white-throated sparrow. Once shared on the internet, its observation is quickly … Read more

A duo of white shark-killing orcas

By Vincent Jolly Published 2 hours ago, Update 2 hours ago On June 20, the carcass of a great white shark was found lying on the rocks of a beach east of Gansbaai, in the Western Cape province of South Africa. Marine Dynamics, Dyer Island Conservation Trust STORY – The decline of sharks in the … Read more

The pet, a real asset for your child’s brain!

By Dr Nathalie Szapiro-Manoukian Posted 58 minutes ago Social relations, language, concentration… Interactions with a pet have multiple virtues on the cognitive skills of children. Happy monkey/Adobe Stock. PSYCHOLOGY – Does growing up with an animal promote skill acquisition and cognitive development? This is obvious for the families concerned. And confirmed by scientists… Less stress, … Read more