Riveting Reads.

Spirit Bear Kyle Breckenridge

Kermode “Spirit” Bears ©Kyle Breckenridge, Canada via Huffington Post

A post of riveting reads from my travels around the internet this week! A selection of links, blogs, news articles, scholarly articles and images I am currently loving.

Canada’s Great Bear Rainforest Protected: Hurrah! 85% of the area will be PERMANENTLY off-limits to loggers. This is a spectacular coastal rainforest with a lot of amazing wildlife including Kermode “spirit” bears.

Elephant Poachers kill helicopter pilot: This is heartbreaking. Ivory poaching is one of the most despicable crimes and causing the loss of species. The pilot, Roger Gower, was shot when him and a safari guide went to investigate reports of three elephants having been killed by poachers. My thoughts are with his family.

Ship noise serious issue for killer whales: This topic will not be new news for regular readers of this blog or anyone who I have interacted with but good that it is getting more publicity!

Why do we not rid the world of mosquitoes?: They seem to cause all our woes, currently Zika. Read on to find out!

If we wrote about male scientist like we do female: There would be a lot more information on their appearance and family status! Twitter user @Daurmith has written up some funny bios for famous male scientists including Darwin and Feynmann.

Period Positive: Half the population gets them but we are never allowed to mention them, for fear of embarrassment and appearing ‘not good enough’ to do a task! Here’s to period positivity for female scientists and their male counterparts in the field! Twitter discussion curated into a Storify by @CarinaDSLR.

What have you been reading this week? Let me know in the comments below.

You can also follow along on the Deep Blue Conversations Facebook Page. I post interesting articles related to marine conservation, share awesome stories as well as photos from the marine conservation and environmental world in general. Come on over and have a look! I also have Twitter come and join the conversation you can find me as @Leila_Lula!

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