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29/07/20
« on: Wednesday, 29 July, 2020 @ 02:32:20 »
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Conservationists protect Griffon vulture chick with hi-tech 'Mama Drone' to help it thrive in the wild

The Griffon Vulture is an endangered species, so Israeli conservationists have been tagging adult birds and training cameras on some of their nests to try to protect them.

This year they’ve been keeping tabs on a family living on a cliff-face ledge in the southern Negev Desert.

Male and female Griffons are monogamous and this pair had a single chick. All was going well until the mother was killed when she flew into power lines. (Power lines and poison are the biggest threat to the huge birds.)

The vultures have to fly far and wide to find carrion, and the experts knew that the father would not be able to provide enough food for the chick on his own.
https://www.itv.com/news/2020-07-28/conservationists-protect-griffon-vulture-chick-with-hi-tech-mama-drone-to-help-it-thrive-in-the-wild



https://youtu.be/S1RZKeO01s8?t=1

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Re: 29/07/20
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday, 29 July, 2020 @ 15:04:22 »
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Greece to reopen to cruise travel from August 1

Greece will reopen cruise travel as of August 1, Tourism Minister Haris Theocharis has confirmed.

He said cruise ships will be allowed to berth for homeporting operations at the ports of Piraeus, Rhodes, Heraklion, Volos, Corfu and Katakolon, and that subsequently ships will be able to make transit calls at other Greek ports on their itinerary.
https://www.seatrade-cruise.com/news/greece-reopen-cruise-travel-august-1

Not sure how much benefit Kef will get from that  :dunno:

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Re: 29/07/20
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday, 29 July, 2020 @ 15:06:00 »
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Free Full Moon Cultural Events in Greece on August 3
https://news.gtp.gr/2020/07/28/free-full-moon-cultural-events-greece-august-3

Had a quick look, saw a couple of events up in Kilkis but nowt on Kef.

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« Reply #3 on: Wednesday, 29 July, 2020 @ 21:57:40 »
Allegedly a 46 y-o female who accompanied the 65 y-o from Skala to Albania had also been tested positive for coronavirus and is isolating while contacts are traced.

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« Reply #4 on: Wednesday, 29 July, 2020 @ 22:04:09 »
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Mystery of origin of Stonehenge megaliths solved

The origin of the giant sarsen stones at Stonehenge has finally been discovered with the help of a missing piece of the site which was returned after 60 years.

A test of the metre-long core was matched with a geochemical study of the standing megaliths.

Archaeologists pinpointed the source of the stones to an area 15 miles (25km) north of the site near Marlborough.

The seven-metre tall sarsens, which weigh about 20 tonnes, form all fifteen stones of Stonehenge's central horseshoe, the uprights and lintels of the outer circle, as well as outlying stones.

The monument's smaller bluestones have been traced to the Preseli Hills in Wales, but the sarsens had been impossible to identify until now.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-53580339