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Puerto Rico creates an ecological corridor to protect leatherback turtles

Puerto Rico creates an ecological corridor to protect leatherback turtles | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Leatherback turtles, which are rated "critically endangered" on the IUCN's Red List, are finally getting a break.

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Adorable New Species Of Peacock Spider Discovered

Adorable New Species Of Peacock Spider Discovered | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Peacock spiders may be deservedly renowned for their flashy flaps that can make any lady weak at her eight knees, but this newly discovered species is showing us you don’t have to be bold to be beautiful.
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Marine Ecosystem Assessment of California's Channel Islands

Marine Ecosystem Assessment of California's Channel Islands | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Detailed marine ecosystem assessment of California’s Channel Islands to contribute to the conservation of this unique environment.
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Only four Northern White Rhinos remain on the planet

Only four Northern White Rhinos remain on the planet | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Northern White Rhinos face near certain extinction following the death of 31-year-old Nabire at a Czech Zoo. There are only four remaining members of the subspecies on earth, and chances of reproduction are incredibly slim.
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How much coral reef does the world have? A global perspective needed

How much coral reef does the world have? A global perspective needed | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Coral reefs are struggling in many areas of the world due to overfishing, pollution, climate change, and other stressors. Despite the best efforts of scientists and conservation practitioners worldwide to assess and quantify these declines, how the total amount of coral reef area, or 'reef structure', is changing remains unknown.
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Meet the First New Canine Found in 150 Years

Meet the First New Canine Found in 150 Years | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Golden jackals of Africa and Eurasia are actually two distantly related species—and one is a new species of wolf, a new study shows.
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A Fossil Snake With Four Legs – Phenomena: Not Exactly Rocket Science

A Fossil Snake With Four Legs – Phenomena: Not Exactly Rocket Science | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Snakes can famously disarticulate their jaws, and open their mouths to extreme widths. David Martill from the University of Portsmouth did his best impression of this trick while walking through th...
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Insanely cute ’sea bunny’ slugs are so adorable they look unreal

Insanely cute ’sea bunny’ slugs are so adorable they look unreal | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
These fluffy sea bunny slugs are so undeniably cute they'll become your new favorite animal.
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13-year-old conservation photographer is changing minds, one animal photo at a time

13-year-old conservation photographer is changing minds, one animal photo at a time | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
This inspiring young photographer is helping out local conservation groups through her beautiful wildlife images.
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Study: Floating Heap Of Trash Now Ocean’s Apex Predator

Study: Floating Heap Of Trash Now Ocean’s Apex Predator | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
SANTA BARBARA, CA—Noting that no marine species posed a threat and the total domination of its habitat, a study released Wednesday by researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara revealed that the floating mass of trash known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is now the ocean’s apex predator.
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The largest hot spring in the US

The largest hot spring in the US | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Photo of the Day: Welcome to Photo of the day. Upload and share your awesome photos. Discover photos from the world's best photography community
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Why Are Most of Tanzania's Elephants Disappearing?

Why Are Most of Tanzania's Elephants Disappearing? | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Recent revelations that Tanzania's once vast herds are vanishing come as no surprise, says leader of the Environmental Investigation Agency.
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What's a Ghost Moose? How Ticks Are Killing an Iconic Animal

What's a Ghost Moose? How Ticks Are Killing an Iconic Animal | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
As New England winters get warmer and shorter, ticks are driving a worrisome decline in a species that's crucial to the region's economy.
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68 garden pesticides to avoid in order to help the bees

68 garden pesticides to avoid in order to help the bees | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
These insect-killing chemicals spell doom for important pollinators.
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Cave Art May Show What Happened to Giant Lemurs

Cave Art May Show What Happened to Giant Lemurs | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Ghostly figures in charcoal appear to show a now extinct primate from Madagascar succumbing to a human hunter.
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14 amazing camouflaged animals

14 amazing camouflaged animals | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
These animals have spent millions of years fine-tuning their fur, skin and scales just so predators -- including people -- can't find them. See if you can outsm
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Poachers are Destroying California’s Giant Redwood Trees

Poachers are Destroying California’s Giant Redwood Trees | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Poachers are threatening California's redwood trees by removing burls and bunions from the trees to sell on the market.
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Newly discovered underwater volcanic range is teeming with bizarre, tiny fanged fish

Newly discovered underwater volcanic range is teeming with bizarre, tiny fanged fish | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
The surprising discoveries were made by a CSIRO research team conducting routine surveys off the Australian coast.
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Fox’s Brian Kilmeade: Why aren’t we ‘clearing the waters’ of sharks so ocean swimming is safe?

Fox’s Brian Kilmeade: Why aren’t we ‘clearing the waters’ of sharks so ocean swimming is safe? | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
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Unbelievable... in 2015!

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Coral bleaching threat increasing in western Atlantic and Pacific oceans

Coral bleaching threat increasing in western Atlantic and Pacific oceans | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Coral bleaching threat increasing in western Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
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Study: Floating Heap Of Trash Now Ocean’s Apex Predator

Study: Floating Heap Of Trash Now Ocean’s Apex Predator | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
SANTA BARBARA, CA—Noting that no marine species posed a threat and the total domination of its habitat, a study released Wednesday by researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara revealed that the floating mass of trash known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is now the ocean’s apex predator.
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New firefly species discovered in California

New firefly species discovered in California | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Fireflies aren't a common sight in Southern California, but a college student has found a previously unknown species living just outside Los Angeles.
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Monterey Bay Aquarium researcher Considers Naming New Octopus Species “adorabalis”

Monterey Bay Aquarium researcher Considers Naming New Octopus Species “adorabalis” | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
A  California researcher at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute may have discovered a new species of octopus, and is considering naming it with a title that conveys how adorable it is. “As someone ...
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'Carnival of puffins': Comical seabirds delight, even as conservation worries loom

'Carnival of puffins': Comical seabirds delight, even as conservation worries loom | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
'Puffin Therapy' shines a spotlight on the mysterious Atlantic puffin, a species of sea bird that is facing decline.
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La vie sans mâle, l'astuce du poisson-scie pour échapper à l’extinction

La vie sans mâle, l'astuce du poisson-scie pour échapper à l’extinction | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
En Floride, des scientifiques ont découvert que chez certaines espèces de poissons-scies, les femelles peuvent se reproduire seules. L’analyse de leur ADN révèle des propriétés surprenantes.
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