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A Mammoth Problem Emerges in Siberia
WSJ ^ | 11 July 2019 | Ann M. Simmons

Posted on 07/14/2019 6:27:48 AM PDT by DUMBGRUNT

When some people hear “mammoth,” money comes to mind. Local tour companies offer trips to the mammoth graveyards across the region’s Arctic frontier. Prospectors for mammoth parts—especially the tusks, known as ice ivory—have raced to collect remains.

Around 100 tons of mammoth tusks are legally mined in Yakutia each year, while illegal mining is estimated at twice that much, according to a report by TASS

“If ever a mammoth surfaces somewhere in the world, it will actually have Yakut roots,” said Mr. Fyodorov, proudly underscoring that his republic is mammoth central, the hereditary home of so many of these beasts.

To prevent ivory laundering, governments are expected to discuss the unusual step of listing the woolly mammoth as an endangered species, though it is long extinct.

(Excerpt) Read more at wsj.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; History; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: batagaikacrater; mammoth; mammoths; mastodon; mastodons; megaslump; siberia; woolybully
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ICE IVORY!!!
Get it here.

Uno, dos, one, two, tres, quatro
Matty told Hatty about a thing she saw
Had two big horns and a wooly jaw
Wooly bully, wooly bully
Wooly bully, wooly bully, wooly bully
Hatty told Matty, let's don't take no chance
Let's not be l-seven, come and learn to dance
Wooly bully, wooly bully
Wooly bully, wooly bully, wooly bully
Matty told Hatty, that's the thing to do
Get you someone really to pull the wool with you
Wooly bully, wooly bully
Wooly bully, wooly bully, wooly bully

1 posted on 07/14/2019 6:27:48 AM PDT by DUMBGRUNT
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To: DUMBGRUNT

governments are expected to discuss the unusual step of listing the woolly mammoth as an endangered species, though it is long extinct.

Wow. Just wow.


2 posted on 07/14/2019 6:33:27 AM PDT by null and void (The Left isn't banning "Hate Speech", they are banning speech they hate. BIG difference.)
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To: DUMBGRUNT

Never seen the lyrics printed out before. How much money did that bring them?


3 posted on 07/14/2019 6:36:06 AM PDT by Does so (A mysterious nuclear explosion would have the fingerprints of Uranium One!)
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To: Does so

This was the first American record to sell a million copies during the British Invasion.


4 posted on 07/14/2019 6:47:07 AM PDT by Eagles Field
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To: null and void

“governments are expected to discuss the unusual step of listing the woolly mammoth as an endangered species, though it is long extinct.”

We definitely need more government to help us out .


5 posted on 07/14/2019 6:50:12 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (I don't want better government; I want much less of it.)
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To: Does so

Never seen the lyrics printed out before. How much money did that bring them?

Looking for the lyrics, I found this:
“Wooly Bully” was the band’s first and biggest hit. It became a worldwide success, selling three million copies and reaching No. 2 on the American Hot 100 chart on June 5–12, 1965, kept off the top by The Beach Boys’ “Help Me, Rhonda”[3] and The Supremes’ “Back in My Arms Again”.[4] It was the first American record to sell a million copies during the British Invasion ...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wooly_Bully

Being easily amused, I read the whole thing, and enjoyed it!!!


6 posted on 07/14/2019 6:50:23 AM PDT by DUMBGRUNT ("The enemy has overrun us. We are blowing up everything. Vive la France!"Dien Bien Phu last message.)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

Always, my FRiend, always...


7 posted on 07/14/2019 6:50:54 AM PDT by null and void (The Left isn't banning "Hate Speech", they are banning speech they hate. BIG difference.)
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To: null and void

I have heard of a few endangered species that came back from the brink of extinction, like the trumpeteer swan and the American alligator. It’s a safe bet that if the mammoth gets put on the list, it won’t recover.


8 posted on 07/14/2019 6:54:00 AM PDT by Berosus (I wish I had as much faith in God as liberals have in government.)
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To: Berosus

Is it?


9 posted on 07/14/2019 7:00:26 AM PDT by null and void (The Left isn't banning "Hate Speech", they are banning speech they hate. BIG difference.)
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To: Does so

Sam the Sham and The Pharaohs. Sam the Sham aka Dr. John recently died.


10 posted on 07/14/2019 7:06:44 AM PDT by gibsonguy
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To: Does so
"How much money did that bring them?

Probably not much. My uncle was an attorney for many of the phantom labels in the Sam Phillips' recording world in Memphis. Dear old Uncle was a sheister's sheister, yet even he was embarrassed at how the artists were sucked dry by layers and layers of production and management fees.

11 posted on 07/14/2019 7:09:08 AM PDT by buckalfa (Earth First ! We Will Strip Mine The Other Planets Later !)
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To: DUMBGRUNT

All those mounds of flash frozen mammoths, some with fresh food in their mouths and stomachs and no one ever asks the obvious questions....

Nothing naturally freezes that fast in nature or at least there has been no observable phenomena in our lifetimes that suddenly freezes whole herds of huge solid beasts. (There have been fast temperature drops where it is 90 plus degrees in the afternoon and below zero the next day.) Oh and then abruptly buried in mud and kept frozen in permafrost.

No one asks the obvious questions and no one dares make the obvious connections....


12 posted on 07/14/2019 7:12:10 AM PDT by mdmathis6
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That’s pretty astounding, but the only obvious questions to me are, “How?,” and, “What the f... !?”

Is the obvious connection I’m supposed to make is that “God smiteth the mammoth or something?” Because then I’d have to change my obvious questions to, “Why?,” and, “What the f... !?”


13 posted on 07/14/2019 7:21:28 AM PDT by Lurker51
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To: gibsonguy

Two Different artists and eras. 60s and 70s

Sam Salmudio a Texan
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sam_the_Sham

Dr. John Rebennack “The Night Tripper” From New Orleans
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dr._John


14 posted on 07/14/2019 7:21:53 AM PDT by bleach (If I agreed with you, we would both be wrong.)
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To: mdmathis6

Why don’t you screw up your courage, and dare to ask the “obvious” question?


15 posted on 07/14/2019 7:25:26 AM PDT by NorthMountain (... the right of the peopIe to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed)
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To: Berosus

“It’s a safe bet that if the mammoth gets put on the list, it won’t recover.”

I am virtually certain that I will see a living woolly mammoth or a reasonable facsimile of one in my lifetime. And I’m pretty old.


16 posted on 07/14/2019 7:25:32 AM PDT by The Antiyuppie (‘When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.’)
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To: DUMBGRUNT

Anyone ever wonder what, in the past, happened to cause the deaths of so many mammoths and Wooley Rhinos in the region of Siberia to Alaska?

I’ve read they were piled up in wind rows.


17 posted on 07/14/2019 7:26:35 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: mdmathis6

Mammoths fed in the periglacial areas where the ice cliffs shielded them from the bitter north wind, and they reflected warm sunlight onto them and the vegetation they feed on, while snow melt kept the plants well watered.

It was the most clement micro-climate for a hundred kilometers.

Until the edge of the glacier collapses...


18 posted on 07/14/2019 7:27:27 AM PDT by null and void (The Left isn't banning "Hate Speech", they are banning speech they hate. BIG difference.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
I’ve read they were piled up in wind rows.

Wind rows, or glacial moraines?

19 posted on 07/14/2019 7:31:52 AM PDT by null and void (The Left isn't banning "Hate Speech", they are banning speech they hate. BIG difference.)
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To: gibsonguy

“Sam the Sham and The Pharaohs. Sam the Sham aka Dr. John recently died.”

Say what?


20 posted on 07/14/2019 7:41:06 AM PDT by D_Idaho ("For we wrestle not against flesh and blood...")
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