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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Feb. 11 - Spring Comes 11 Days Early (Since 1976)‏

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1249541/Spring-comes-11-days-early-thats-birthing-British-wildlife-think.html#ixzz0f8Pao8Hy

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David

It may be cold outside but our native wildlife thinks spring is getting earlier all the time (by 11 days since 1976)

By Daily Mail Reporter


We may be seeing a return to the bitterly cold weather but that is unlikely to affect the current trend in breeding habits which researchers have discovered among our native wildlife.

The study found that four out of five animals and plants are breeding earlier because of changes in UK weather patterns.

Experts have warned that the shift could be disastrous for many species that rely on the spring flowering of plants to supply food for their young.

The study drew on thousands of volunteers from across the UK who looked at 25,000 examples of 726 British plants, animals, insects, amphibians and birds between 1976 and 2005, and analysed their breeding patterns.

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Experts have warned that the shift in breeding could be disastrous for many species that rely on the spring flowering of plants to supply food for their young

It found many species were hatching their offspring earlier, with reproduction moving forward by up to 11 days over the past 30 years.

They found that many species were hatching their offspring earlier because of the early springs and summers that the UK has experienced in the past three decades.

Changes were most rapid for those at the bottom of the food chain, such as plants and the animals that eat them.

Predators were found to have slower overall changes in the seasonal timing of their life cycles.

The researchers warned this could spell problems in the future, as the seasonal timing of reproduction is often matched to the time of year when food supply increases in order for the offspring to receive the amount of food they need to survive.

Dr Stephen Thackeray, of the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, who led the study, published in the journal Global Change Biology, said the findings were important because they were on such a large scale. The centre is one of the UK's leading biology research facilities.

‘On average, the seasonal timing of reproduction and population growth has become earlier by more than 11 days over the whole period, but change has accelerated in recent decades,’ he added.

And he claimed that although it was possible the changes could be linked to climate change, he admitted at least another two years of research would be needed to confirm this.

‘The key issue is that there may be other more local phenomena at work,’ he added. ‘The evidence is that the change in the seasons has affected breeding on a hugely broad scale.

He said: 'These changes were noticed alongside the season acceleration we have seen in Britain.

'The effects were most notable at the bottom of the food chain. It's the first time we have seen anything like this.'

Dr Thackery added: 'The seasonal timing of reproduction is often matched to the time of year when food supply increases, so that offspring receive enough food to survive.

'A key question is whether animals higher up the food chain will react to the faster rates of change in the plants and animals they feed upon, or whether they will fail to do so and become less successful at rearing their offspring.'

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Stabilize the camera on a tripod. If there is no tripod, then set it on top of a stable, flat surface. If that is not possible lean against a wall to stabilize your body and prevent the camera from filming in a shaky, unsteady manner.

Estabilize a camera com um tripé. Se não tiver um tripé, então coloque-a em cima de uma superfície estável. Se não for possível, então encoste-se a uma parede para estabilizar o corpo e evitar que a camera registe de maneira tremida e instável.

Provide visual reference points for comparison. This includes the horizon, treetops, lampposts, houses, and geographical landmarks (i.e., Horsetooth Reservoir, Mt. Adams, etc.) Provide this in the video whenever is appropriate and doesn’t detract from what your focus is, the UFO.

Forneça pontos visuais de referência para comparação. Isso inclui o horizonte, cimo das árvores, postes de iluminação, pontos de referência geográficos (como o Reservatório de Horsetooth, Mone Adams, etc) Forneça esses pontos no vídeo sempre que for apropriado e não se distraia do que é o seu foco, o UFO/a Nave.

Narrate your videotape. Provide details of the date, time, location, and direction (N,S,E,W) you are looking in. Provide your observations on the weather, including approximate temperature, windspeed, any visible cloud cover or noticeable weather anomalies or events. Narrate on the shape, size, color, movements, approximate altitude of the UFO, etc and what it appears to be doing. Also include any unusual physical, psychological or emotional sensations you might have. Narrate any visual reference points on camera so they correlate with what the viewer will see, and thereby will be better able to understand.

Faça a narração do vídeo. Forneça pormenores sobre a data, hora, local e direcção (Norte, Sul, Este, Oeste) que está a observar. Faça observações sobre as condições atmosféricas, incluindo a temperatura aproximada, velocidade do vento, quantidade de nuvens, anomalias ou acontecimentos meteorológicos evidentes. Descreva a forma, o tamanho, a cor, os movimentos, a altitude aproximada onde se encontra o UFO/nave, etc e o que aparenta estar a fazer. Inclua também quaisquer aspectos pouco habituais de sensações físicas, psicológicas ou emocionais que possa ter. Faça a narração de todos os pontos de referência visual que o espectador irá ver e que, deste modo, será capaz de compreender melhor.

Be persistent and consistent. Return to the scene to videotape and record at this same location. If you have been successful once, the UFO sightings may be occurring in this region regularly, perhaps for specific reasons unknown, and you may be successful again. You may also wish to return to the same location at a different time of day (daylight hours) for better orientation and reference. Film just a minute or two under “normal” circumstances for comparison. Write down what you remember immediately after. As soon as you are done recording the experience/event, immediately write down your impressions, memories, thoughts, emotions, etc. so it is on the record in writing. If there were other witnesses, have them independently record their own impressions, thoughts, etc. Include in this exercise any drawings, sketches, or diagrams. Make sure you date and sign your documentation.

Seja persistente e não contraditório. Volte ao local da cena e registe o mesmo local. Se foi bem sucedido uma vez, pode ser que nessa região ocorram avistamentos de UFOs/naves com regularidade, talvez por razões específicas desconhecidas, e talvez possa ser novamente bem sucedido. Pode também desejar voltar ao mesmo lugar a horas diferentes do dia (durante as horas de luz)para ter uma orientação e referência melhor. Filme apenas um ,inuto ou dois em circunstâncias “normais” para ter um termo de comparação. Escreva tudo o que viu imediatamente após o acontecimento. Logo após ter feito o registo da experiência/acontecimento, escreva imediatamente as impressões, memórias, pensamentos, emoções, etc para que fiquem registadas por escrito. Se houver outras testemunhas, peça-lhes para registar independentemente as suas próprias impressões, pensamentos, etc. Inclua quaisquer desenhos, esbolos, diagramas. Certifique-se que data e assina o seu documento/testemunho.

Always be prepared. Have a digital camera or better yet a video camera with you, charged and ready to go, at all times. Make sure you know how to use your camera (and your cell phone video/photo camera) quickly and properly. These events can occur suddenly, unexpectedly, and often quite randomly, so you will need to be prepared.

Esteja sempre preparado, Tenha sempre uma camera digital, melhor ainda, uma camera vídeo consigo, carregada e pronta a usar sempre que necessário. Certifique-se que sabe como lidar com a sua camera (ou com o seu celular/camera fotográfica) rápida e adequadamente. Esses acontecimentos podem acontecer súbita e inesperadamente e, por vezes, acidentalmente, por isso, necessita estar preparado.

Look up. Be prepared. Report. Share.

Olhe para cima, Esteja preparado, Relate, Partilhe.

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