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Ep. 47: Updates, Wet Markets, and, Trans Ocean Turtles

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For mediators World News headquarters in Bozeman Montana. This is kells weaken review with Ryan Cow. Now here's cal a loggerhead sea turtle maybe the first ever recorded sea turtle to swim from Capetown South Africa to the Pilbara coast of Australia. A distance of almost twenty three thousand miles loggerhead sea turtles have what is called cosmopolitan distribution. Meaning they live just about anywhere suitable temperatures exist but the females only lay eggs at select nesting sites for example it is suspected that ninety five percent of the Americas loggerheads population nest in in Nineteen ninety-six. One turtle is tracked making that trip from Mexico. A distance of about nine thousand miles. Which at the time was the only cross ocean basin journey of any marine mammal on record not to play this admittedly amazing journey down. But adult loggerheads spend eighty-five percent of their lives submerged. They're capable of holding their breath for over four hours. They literally travel the world on ocean currents so as per usual when you hear. The words only recorded in regards to animal. Research need to keep in mind. The animal or animals are the only ones that a person or persons have recorded doing something. There could be a whole pile of those same animals making the same journey. That people just haven't recorded this particular story is a little different though. Which is why I think this new loggerhead journey by a turtle named Yoshi is such a cool story. No I do not like the naming of wildlife but stick with me on this one. Yoshi was found by Japanese fishing boat as a small juvenile with a broken carapace. That's a fancy name for Shell and delivered to the two oceans aquarium in Capetown. Yoshi did well in the aquarium eventually. Growing to almost four hundred pounds by the time she hit her suspected breeding years loggerhead turtles may not hit sexual maturity until seventeen and in some cases not until thirty plus years of age that seems very modern human depending on the context of the word maturity. Or until you take into account their total life expectancy is only about sixty years of age and the fact that the female only lay for about three years at a time before going into a kind of reproductive rest or recharge for several more years. Sometimes long seven seems like time a waste on but then I think we can all agree a little rest is warranted when each female is potentially birthing hundred forty eggs. Every time she hits the beach give me all the bags you have but back to Yoshi. The team at two oceans aquarium in Capetown had to make a tough decision to release the first turtle that essentially raised at the aquarium for the majority of your life she had known captivity they could potentially be releasing this turtle straight to its death. Death could come in any number of ways. The turtle could never have imagined growing up in the safety of an aquarium. All two oceans could do was make sure she was in swimming shape. They accomplish this by training her to swim in between two divers at either end the twenty meter aquarium lap. Swim so to speak. Eventually they outfitted her with. Gps unit and transported her thirty miles off the coast of Cape Town and set her free keeping in mind. They had no idea of her origin outside of the Japanese fishing boat so as anyone's gas where she would end up. I am sure there were few guesses that the GPS transmissions would just end but in two years. The female loggerhead named Yoshi made her way as far as we know unscathed an astonishing twenty. Three thousand miles. That's thirty seven million. Fourteen thousand nine hundred twelve meters or one million eight hundred fifty thousand seven hundred and forty five point six laps of the two Oceans Aquarium Pool. Where she grew up she did this minus all the learn skills of time in the wild only instinct probably a lot of luck and a whole lot of lap. Swim keep that in mind kids this week we've got cove in nineteen no big surprise there. New SHARKS UPDATES land and water conservation fund and so much more. But I I'm going to tell you about my week. All sorts of new and interesting things are happening as everyone knows we watched a new disease grow and spread from a wet market and Wuhan China the illegal trade of wildlife includes the capture of wild animals as well as the breeding of a wide variety of animals to be sold at market right alongside illegal wildlife that mixed in amongst the domestic exotic sometimes captured sometimes homegrown animals on display in these wet markets. The live animals were stacked on top of each other in their cages facilitating cocktail of bacteria in the easy transfer of viruses such as SARS such as swine flu and now such as Cova nineteen. We've had many ups and downs with wildlife here in the United States and we are likely to have many more one move that seems like a winner. Currently is the prevention of the sale and trade of wildlife mediators own. Patrick Durkin just wrote the follow up article to the story of Steve Porter. The Minnesota dear farmer who broke a travel ban imposed by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources when a case of CW d a disease that is transmitted through prions affecting the brain nervous system and is one hundred percent. Fatal was found in a farm over two hundred miles away. The State Department of Natural Resources impose the shipping restrictions on captive servants in order to mitigate the potential spread of the disease while they investigated the possible comings and goings of deer from that facility with the known case. Now it is very important to note that. Cw D is not a bacteria or a virus. It is in its own special. Category of spongiform encephalopathies again transmitted through the passing. Prions founded Mucus fecal matter most likely pastoring close contact. There are no known cases of C. wd jumping to humans. I think Pat Durkan did a fantastic bit of journalism. Here please go follow up for the whole story at the meat. Eater DOT COM. Let's focus on the good stuff we're working from home. The meter office has traditionally Petri dish where someone sneezes in one end of the building. Somebody else's blowing their nose at the other. Some steps to mitigate the spread of this disease seem way over the top for those of us in the low risk category. Let me tell you. I Have Ninety one year old grandmother with one long. She's on oxygen fulltime and squarely in the high risk segment of our population. She loves to be outside and Garden and she just told me that she wants to get back out. Fly Fishing this summer and that is why her health matters to you calloused and selfish individuals. Not only are we talking about someone who provides habitat for our pollinators. We're talking about a licensed angler here. So do your part keep granny fishing. Wash your hands and keep that social distance in other news. We have two very big announcements coming up only one of which. I'm going to tell you about this week. Cowes Week in review field. Reports are hitting the meat eater youtube channel so go right now and subscribe to our Youtube Channel. That way you'll know exactly when the episodes drop we're also going to release some other fun content to go along with it things that should get you thinking you'll get to see. Look the commercial and recreational carp fishery in Tennessee. The zumwalt prairie preserve. And you'll get to join Eric Siegfried von X. maps and myself as we check out some hard to reach public land. That should motivate you to get outside so once again. Subscribe to the meter Youtube Channel. Take a picture of you in your cows week in review hat or shirt with one of the episodes on whatever device. Email me at ask cal at the mediator dot com or shoot me a message on the old cal. 4:06 instagram handle. And I'll select a few of you for a box mediator spices or something else equally as awesome. `nother thing be looking out for is doing cutting as you know with. My favorite steel battery powered saw and I have not been doing a lot of maintenance. So I'm going to be a posting up a quick and dirty how to sharpen your chainsaw chain look out for that one as well over to the bug desk. A recent study published in the journal Nature and Ecology has found that in regards to the cowboys weevil which is a small beetle that increased sexual competition actually leads to a higher rate of genetic mutations and offspring whereas in areas where the cowboys weevil has little to no competition for reproduction. There is little to no genetic mutations in the offspring meaning that when many males compete for one female in this case competing for the ability to breed than a male sperm has to compete with other male sperm to fertilize the female's eggs. There's a higher likelihood that there will be some sort of variation from the norm in the offspring produced remove the competition and the odds of producing offspring. That lack genetic mutation goes way down. So now you can kind of think. Wow competition is bad thing to put in human terms as we like to do. You can potentially decrease the risk of having an abnormal baby. If you find the mate that is the easiest lacks others. Attention is what I'm trying to say if you were to select the most sought after mate the one that seems all the girls guys gone after you could if you were Kauppi Weevil. That is run. The risk of having a child that has something a little different going on could be good could be bad but here is the other thing they found after playing the study out. Eventually the high competition group over the course of many many generations found its plateau. The competition led many genetic mutations but those mutations eventually led to a much higher rate of production of healthier individuals kind of in doing it the easy way or doing the hard way sort of thing. You may not WANNA consider that without those genetic mutations and variations the KAUPPI weevil may have just stayed a calf pea. Weevil quick side here if you are ever in the Colorado Springs area. Look up the bug museum. I've been there with my family. Been their friends. I've even taken a date. There once does not disappoint possibly and please check and use precautions. If you're doing some home-schooling do our collective mitigation of the spread of Cova. Nineteen you could possibly arrange a private tour if not keep it on your list if it were here in. Bozeman Montana would be there at least once a month moving onto the new critter desk as you know by now. I love the fact that we still have new species to discover. It is a real bright spot in my day. So here's the latest saw. Sharks live in the three major oceans Atlantic Pacific in Indian but the majority of saw sharks seemed to be concentrated in the Western Pacific Ocean. It is there that a research team looking at the effects of fisheries off of the coast exams bar in Madagascar discovered the two new species. I'm just GONNA stop and say I love this already for my money. There's nothing better than discovering new species. Unless you're discovering them off Zanzibar and Madagascar coast just has an old timey sense of discovering adventure to red. Anyway these two new saw shark species each.