Robber fly - Nature photographer Thomas Shahan specializes in amazing portraits of tiny insects. It isn't easy. Shahan says that this Robber Fly (Holcocephala fusca), for instance, is "skittish" and doesn't like its picture taken.

Nature by Numbers (Video)

"The Greater Akashic System" – July 15, 2012 (Kryon Channelling by Lee Caroll) (Subjects: Lightworkers, Intent, To meet God, Past lives, Universe/Galaxy, Earth, Pleiadians, Souls Reincarnate, Invention: Measure Quantum state in 3D, Recalibrates, Multi-Dimensional/Divine, Akashic System to change to new system, Before religion changed the system, DNA, Old system react to Karma, New system react to intent now for next life, Animals (around humans) reincarnate again, This Animal want to come back to the same human, Akashic Inheritance, Reincarnate as Family, Other Planets, Global Unity … etc.)

Question: Dear Kryon: I live in Spain. I am sorry if I will ask you a question you might have already answered, but the translations of your books are very slow and I might not have gathered all information you have already given. I am quite concerned about abandoned animals. It seems that many people buy animals for their children and as soon as they grow, they set them out somewhere. Recently I had the occasion to see a small kitten in the middle of the street. I did not immediately react, since I could have stopped and taken it, without getting out of the car. So, I went on and at the first occasion I could turn, I went back to see if I could take the kitten, but it was to late, somebody had already killed it. This happened some month ago, but I still feel very sorry for that kitten. I just would like to know, what kind of entity are these animals and how does this fit in our world. Are these entities which choose this kind of life, like we do choose our kind of Human life? I see so many abandoned animals and every time I see one, my heart aches... I would like to know more about them.

Answer: Dear one, indeed the answer has been given, but let us give it again so you all understand. Animals are here on earth for three (3) reasons.

(1) The balance of biological life. . . the circle of energy that is needed for you to exist in what you call "nature."

(2) To be harvested. Yes, it's true. Many exist for your sustenance, and this is appropriate. It is a harmony between Human and animal, and always has. Remember the buffalo that willingly came into the indigenous tribes to be sacrificed when called? These are stories that you should examine again. The inappropriateness of today's culture is how these precious creatures are treated. Did you know that if there was an honoring ceremony at their death, they would nourish you better? Did you know that there is ceremony that could benefit all of humanity in this way. Perhaps it's time you saw it.

(3) To be loved and to love. For many cultures, animals serve as surrogate children, loved and taken care of. It gives Humans a chance to show compassion when they need it, and to have unconditional love when they need it. This is extremely important to many, and provides balance and centering for many.

Do animals know all this? At a basic level, they do. Not in the way you "know," but in a cellular awareness they understand that they are here in service to planet earth. If you honor them in all three instances, then balance will be the result. Your feelings about their treatment is important. Temper your reactions with the spiritual logic of their appropriateness and their service to humanity. Honor them in all three cases.

Dian Fossey's birthday celebrated with a Google doodle

Dian Fossey's birthday celebrated with a Google doodle
American zoologist played by Sigourney Weaver in the film Gorillas in the Mist would have been 82 on Thursday (16 January 2014)

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Quake with small magnitude rocks Bali

Bandarlampung (ANTARA News) - A tectonic earthquake measuring 4.6 on the Richter Scale rocked Southeastern area of Sanur, a famous tourist object in Bali at about 22:50 Western Indonesian Standard Time (WIB) on Saturday evening.

The Meteorology and Geophysics Agency (BMG) through its geophysic station in Kotabumi, Lampung and maritime meteorology station in Panjang, Bandarlampung, on Sunday said the epicenter of the quake was located in 8.75 degree southern lattitude and 115,44 degrees eastern longitude in a depth of 46 km, around 21 km southeast Sanur.

Whether the quake hitting Sanur has to do with a myriad of aftershocks which jolted western coastal area of Sumatra is something possible, as Bali is also located in a `ring of fire`.

Fauzi, head of the Jakarta based Meteorology and Geophysics Agency (BMG)`s technical seismology and tsunami affairs division at a discussion on earthquakes here Saturday, said aftershocks that followed the earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale in West Sumatra and Bengkulu provinces last Wednesday will move northward and are likely to continue rattling the western coast of Sumatra, an official has said.

"A coordinate point between 2 and 4 degrees southern latitude and its northbound side is an aftershock-prone area," he said.

The areas which Fauzi meant were the whole western coast of Sumatra from Aceh to Lampung provinces within a 100-200 km radius and their westbound side.

According to BMG, a powerful aftershock measuring 7.7 on the Richter scale shook Bengkulu and West Sumatra provinces Thursday morning. Tens of aftershocks rocked the two provinces afterwards.

The agency, Fauzi said, was already capable of distributing information on temblors and possible tsunami within 10 minutes or faster than foreign agencies.

"The BMG has already set up many censors that are capable of obtaining information on quakes and tsunami faster than foreign agencies," he said.

The agency said at least 17 people were killed in Wednesday`s quake the brunt of which was borne by Lais sub district in Bengkulu.

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