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Re: Extinct Creatures/Plants Quiz (OQ)

Unread postby Elzet » Sun Nov 21, 2010 12:01 am

Ooops, OQ.



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Re: Extinct Creatures/Plants Quiz (OQ)

Unread postby naturelover » Thu Dec 09, 2010 1:50 pm

Here's a question to get the quiz going again:

Which succulent plant species previously thought to be extinct was re-discovered a few years ago in the Tulbagh area?
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Re: Extinct Creatures/Plants Quiz (OQ)

Unread postby Rooies » Fri Feb 11, 2011 12:43 pm

Moraea amissa?
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Unread postby onewithnature » Sat Feb 12, 2011 8:55 am

Lachenalia mathewsii?
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Unread postby Philip1 » Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:17 am

Onewithnature, i believe you were right. :thumbs_up:

Here goes: Name two "Natural Causes of Extinction".
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Unread postby onewithnature » Wed Aug 21, 2013 1:47 am

Philip, that must be a record for the longest delay before response to an answer. :lol: Thanks for reviving the quiz. :thumbs_up:

Natural causes of extinction include interspecies competition for resources and genetic drift.
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Unread postby Philip1 » Wed Aug 21, 2013 9:49 am

:) OWN :thumbs_up:
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Unread postby onewithnature » Fri Aug 23, 2013 2:52 am

Give an examples of a creature that relatively recently was in abundance and in no danger of becoming extinct, until Man hunted it into oblivion within a short space of time.
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Re: Extinct Creatures/Plants Quiz (OQ)

Unread postby Heksie » Fri Aug 23, 2013 6:47 am

Some types of Rhino?
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Unread postby sarafl » Fri Aug 23, 2013 7:58 pm

How about Pacific Bluefin Tuna, marine turtles (like Leatherback and Hawksbill), whales (Gray and Right).

Oops now i reread the question and realize you were asking about those that are extinct (as opposed to almost)!

Now Extinct: Passenger Pigeons and maybe the Bubal Hartebeest

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Unread postby onewithnature » Mon Aug 26, 2013 6:43 am

Perhaps Heksie, but I was seeking more a shocking statistic of wiping out a species that looked, to all intents and purposes, of being invincible. The passenger pigeon of North America was sadly such a species: at one time it was thought to number over five billion birds, but within a period of essentially two decades, the massive flocks were no more. :cry: :cry: :cry: And, if we cannot step up the fight against rhino poaching - and everyone needs to contribute in a massive way - there is a great possibility that we will be saying goodbye to one of the most magnificent creatures this planet has produced. But, let's not dwell on the negative: let's remain positive and drive forward with meaning and resolve. Well done sarafl. :clap:
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Unread postby Heksie » Tue Sep 03, 2013 6:57 am

Sarafl :thumbs_up:
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Unread postby sarafl » Sat Sep 07, 2013 3:43 pm

In 2009 this extinct animal briefly came "back to life". A cloned baby was born alive and survived a few minutes before succumbing to a birth defect.

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Unread postby onewithnature » Sun Sep 08, 2013 3:13 am

I remember reading a few years back about an ibex - those wild goats with the huge horns - that had gone extinct and scientists had tried to clone it from DNA samples. Apparently a baby had been born and then died very soon after. Sad in some ways but it seems like there this may be the foundation for future attempts at resurrecting now-dead species? Is that what you're talking about, Philip?
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Unread postby sarafl » Sun Sep 08, 2013 3:35 pm

You are right OWN. The Pyrenean ibex (also known as bucardo) was the first extinct animal to be "successfully" cloned. Even if the newborn lived longer than a few minutes it still wouldn't have been able to to "resurrect" the species because they only had genetic material from a female.

This brings up another thing to think about with the animals that are near extinction due to human activity. If we are able to save the few remaining animals of certain species, will there still be enough genetic diversity left. This leads to my next question:

Can you name a species that is still surviving but has low genetic diversity?


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