Sunday, October 22, 2017

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Leopard Sharks are Dying in Record Numbers in California

Leopard sharks are dying off in mass numbers across the San Francisco Bay Area in California — leaving scientists scratching their heads. The leopard shark (Triakis semifasciata)...

Elusive Night Parrot Rediscovered in Western Australia After a Century

This legendary creature was thought to have been extinct for the past 100 years — but has now been caught on camera. A group of bird...

Human-Wildlife Interaction Causes Huge Decline in Leopard Population

A recent study in South Africa reveals the vulnerable leopard population is currently threatened by negative human interaction more than any other factor.The elusive leopard (Panthera pardus)...

Project Commences to Save World’s Smallest Dolphin

The vaquita is the world's smallest cetacean and is critically threatened by extinction, with less than 30 animals remaining in existence. The vaquita (Phocoena sinus) is an extremely...

Excess Carbon Dioxide in Oceans is Dissolving Marine Skeletons

Climate change is causing oceanic CO2 levels to rise due to increased absorption from the atmosphere — and as a result threaten calcified marine wildlife. A...

The Tragic State of the Largest Fish on Earth

Image: Wikimedia CommonsThey are the largest fish on the planet, reaching more than 40 feet in length and weighing up to 47,000 pounds. But...

Poisoning Rhinos To Save Them

Horn toxin infusions sound deadly but actually prevent rhino poaching and could help save what's left of the dwindling species. Most rhino conservation methods involve some form...

New Bat Species Discovered, Already Being Wiped out for Farming

New members of the leaf-nosed bat family have been discovered inhabiting parts of South America — threatened with extinction on account of persistent regional burning. Modern leaf-nosed bats belong to...

Chinese Park Launches Controversial Breeding Program

Image: Wikimedia CommonsChina recently launched a controversial orca breeding program, sparking criticism from activists who say keeping the animals in captivity is dangerous to...

Rare Largest Amphibian in the World Outgrows the Average Human

 Image:Toby Jungen via FlickrMassive, slow-moving and ancient. Meet the incredibly rare Chinese giant salamander, which can outgrow the average human.Capable of reaching up to 6...

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