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14 02, 2020

Win a Rare Dinosaur Model with Everything Dinosaur

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Fantastic Mojo Fun Models Giveaway

WIN! WIN! WIN! with Everything Dinosaur!

Please note this contest is now closed.

Everything Dinosaur has teamed up with those clever, creative people at Mojo Fun and to celebrate the roll out of the new for 2020 Mojo Fun dinosaurs, Everything Dinosaur is giving away two very special Mandschurosaurus models.

We have one of the production models for the new Mojo Fun Mandschurosaurus, the one that collectors will find in the new Mojo Fun 2020 catalogue AND a second Mojo Fun Mandschurosaurus, the original prototype figure, one with a different colour scheme.

A Pair of Mojo Fun Mandschurosaurus Dinosaur Models to Give Away

Mojo Fun Mandschurosaurus dinosaur models.
Mojo Fun Mandschurosaurus dinosaur model giveaway.  A pair of Mojo Fun Mandschurosaurus dinosaur models to give away- courtesy of Everything Dinosaur. Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur.

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Win the two marvellous Mandschurosaurus models in Everything Dinosaur’s Competition.

All you have to do is “Like” Everything Dinosaur’s FACEBOOK page, then comment on the “Mojo Fun Competition” picture, perhaps you could tell us your favourite dinosaur, or maybe suggest a name for these two rare figures and we will enter you into our free prize draw.

Everything Dinosaur on FACEBOOK: “LIKE” our Facebook page and enter the competition!

We will draw the lucky winners at random and the “Mojo Fun Mandschurosaurus” competition closes on midnight Friday 28th February.  Good luck, we hope you win this pair of highly sought after dinosaur models.

The new for 2020 Mojo Fun Prehistoric Life models are due in stock shortly, to view the Mojo Fun range: Mojo Fun Prehistoric and Extinct Animals.

Mojo Fun Models – The Mandschurosaurus

The genus Mandschurosaurus was erected ninety years ago, the species name Mandschurosaurus amurensis translates as “Chinese lizard from the Amur River”, given the current difficulties in China due to the COVID-19 outbreak it seems appropriate to express our support and sympathy for all those people affected and to celebrate the Mojo Fun factory’s excellent production values by giving away these two very special dinosaur models.

Win the Pair of Special Mojo Fun Mandschurosaurus Dinosaur Models

Two Mojo Fun Mandschurosaurus models to win in Everything Dinosaur's giveaway.
Win the pair of special Mojo Fun Mandschurosaurus dinosaur models. Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur.

Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur

Terms and Conditions of the “Everything Dinosaur Mojo Fun Mandschurosaurus” Competition

Automated entries are not permitted and will be excluded from the draw

Only one entry per person

The prize is non-transferable and no cash alternative will be offered

The “Everything Dinosaur Mojo Fun Mandschurosaurus” competition runs until midnight Friday 28th February 2020.

Winner will be notified by private message on Facebook.

Prize includes postage and packing

This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with Facebook

Everything Dinosaur acknowledges a complete release of Facebook by each entrant/participant

For full terms and conditions contact: Contact Everything Dinosaur.

Win, Win, Win with Everything Dinosaur!

Win a Wonderful Pair of Mojo Fun Mandschurosaurus Dinosaur Models with Everything Dinosaur

Win a pair of dinosaur models.
Win a pair of Mojo Fun Mandschurosaurus dinosaur models from Everything Dinosaur. Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur.

Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur

To visit Everything Dinosaur’s website: Everything Dinosaur.

Please note this contest is now closed.

14 02, 2020

New Research Suggests Climate Change Could Adversely Affect Amphibians and Reptiles

By | February 14th, 2020|General Teaching|Comments Off on New Research Suggests Climate Change Could Adversely Affect Amphibians and Reptiles

New Research Suggests Climate Change Could Adversely Affect Amphibians and Reptiles

Researchers from Tel Aviv University (Israel) and Queen’s University Belfast have carried out one of the most comprehensive studies to date to better understand what affects life expectancy among all living vertebrates in the world.  The study’s conclusions not only challenge a long-accepted theory about the lifespan of organisms, but also provide a new perspective on climate change – that global warming could have a huge impact on the life expectancy among cold-blooded animals such as reptiles and amphibians.

Studying Reptiles and Amphibians

With many schools having ponds in their grounds and wildlife areas, it is important to emphasise how crucial these habitats are for many animals, particularly frogs, toads and newts as the spawning season gets underway.

Forty-one Percent of All Amphibian Species Assessed to Date* Are Threatened with Extinction

New study suggests climate change could reduce lifespan amongst hundreds of species.
Cold-blooded animals such as frogs may be exceptionally vulnerable to climate change.

Picture credit: Queen’s University Belfast

International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List Data.

The “Rate of Living” Theory

Some animals with backbones, such as some species of frog, can live for less than a year.  Whilst other animals such as elephants and turtles can live for a very long time. The “rate of living” theory has long been accepted as an explanation as to why organisms age.  According to this theory, the faster the metabolic rate the shorter the lifespan.

The scientists from Queen’s University Belfast and Tel Aviv University looked at data from over 4,100 land vertebrate species from across the planet to test the prevailing “rate of living” theory.  They found that ‘rate of living’ does not affect aging rates, rejecting the previously accepted link between metabolism and lifespan.

Identifying Extinction Factors for Reptiles and Amphibians

The study, published today (Friday 14 February), in the journal Global Ecology and Biogeography, found that rates of aging in cold-blooded organisms including amphibians and reptiles are linked to high temperatures.  These findings led the scientists to propose an alternative hypothesis: the hotter the environment is, the faster the rate of living that in turn leads to more accelerated aging and a shorter lifespan.  Dr Daniel Pincheira-Donoso, co-author and Lecturer in Evolution & Macroecology at the School of Biological Sciences at Queen’s University Belfast, explained:

“Our findings can have critical implications for our understanding of factors that contribute to extinctions, especially in modern times when we are facing a worldwide decline of biodiversity, with cold-blooded animals being particularly endangered.  Now we know that the life-expectancy of cold-blooded vertebrates is linked to environmental temperatures, we could expect to see their lifespans further reduced as temperatures continue to rise through global warming.”

A Tiny Frog Emerging from a Pond

Baby frog spotted close to the office pond.
A close-up view of the tiny, baby frog spotted near to the office pond. Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur.

Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur

The Everything Dinosaur website: Everything Dinosaur.

Helping Wildlife

Providing suitable habitats for animals such as frogs, newts and toads is essential.  School wildlife areas, especially those with a body of water can play a vital role in helping to sustain local populations, as well as providing schoolchildren with an opportunity to study wildlife at close quarters.  Teaching teams can then use these resources to help link learning to key elements of the science curriculum.

For models of prehistoric reptiles and amphibians: Prehistoric Animal Models and Figures.

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