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Island biodiversity centre launched

Island biodiversity centre launched | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
A new biodiversity centre, which will hold natural history records going back more than 200 years, opens in Jersey.

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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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The world's 10 oldest living trees

The world's 10 oldest living trees | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
There are colonies of clonal trees that have lived for tens of thousands of years, but there's something majestic about a single tree able to stand on its own for millennia. These ancient trees have borne witness to the rise and fall of civilizations, survived changing climates, and even persevered through the fervent development of human industry. They are a testament to the long view that Mother Nature takes in tending the Earth. With that in mind, consider the world's 10 oldest living
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Inde  - Quand la pollution tue des chauves souris

Inde  - Quand la pollution tue des chauves souris | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
La ville de Bohpal en Inde, connaît depuis le début du mois de mai, une montée de la pollution et de ses températures. Des chauves-souris se précipitent dans le lac d’Upper Lake afin de se rafraichir. Mais certaines n'y parviennent pas et meurent de chaud.
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Costa Rica Becomes First Latin American Country to Ban Hunting for Sport

Costa Rica Becomes First Latin American Country to Ban Hunting for Sport | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Costa Rica announced Monday that a ban on hunting for sport is now in effect, with violators facing three months jail time.
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WORLD’S FIRST OCEAN CLEANING SYSTEM TO BE DEPLOYED IN 2016

WORLD’S FIRST OCEAN CLEANING SYSTEM TO BE DEPLOYED IN 2016 | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Deployment will become longest floating structure in world history
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Pangolin: World’s Most Illegally-Traded Mammal Being Poached to the Point of Extinction

Pangolin: World’s Most Illegally-Traded Mammal Being Poached to the Point of Extinction | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
The pangolin (aka the scaly anteater) is being hunted to the point of extinction.
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15 indelible images from the Refugio oil spill

15 indelible images from the Refugio oil spill | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
A California pipeline spilled up to 105,000 gallons of oil this week. Here are some of the most eye-opening photos from the scene.
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Lionfish EVERYWHERE! Diver spears 200 on infested airplane wreck. | Outdoors360

Lionfish EVERYWHERE! Diver spears 200 on infested airplane wreck. | Outdoors360 | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
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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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Rare Fish Performs "Virgin Births"—First Known in The Wild

Rare Fish Performs "Virgin Births"—First Known in The Wild | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
The endangered smalltooth sawfish, found in the Atlantic Ocean, can produce young without having sex first, a new study finds.
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Menace contre la crevette nordique | La semaine des sciences | ICI.Radio-Canada.ca

Menace contre la crevette nordique | La semaine des sciences | ICI.Radio-Canada.ca | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Les crevettes nordiques risquent d'être moins nombreuses dans le golfe du Saint-Laurent durant le prochain siècle, et celles qui se retrouveront dans les assiettes des générations futures seront moins savoureuses, montrent les travaux du professeur Piero Calosi, de l'Université du Québec à Rimouski, et de ses collègues européens.
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Ancient 1,000-Year-Old Forest Revealed Beneath Melting Alaskan Glacier

Ancient 1,000-Year-Old Forest Revealed Beneath Melting Alaskan Glacier | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
As the Mendenhall Glacier in Alaska continues to melt, it has uncovered an ancient forest hidden beneath the ice for at least 1,000 years.
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Octopuses, and Maybe Squid, Can Sense Light With Their Skin – Phenomena: Not Exactly Rocket Science

Octopuses, and Maybe Squid, Can Sense Light With Their Skin – Phenomena: Not Exactly Rocket Science | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Octopuses, squid, and cuttlefish, the animals collectively known as cephalopods, are capable of the most incredible feats of camouflage. At a whim, they can change the colour, pattern, and texture ...
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What is a saiga and why should we care about it?

What is a saiga and why should we care about it? | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
This bizarre-looking antelope species once covered the Eurasian steppe, but it experienced the fastest decline of any mammal species on record.
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These Long-Suffering Animal Mothers Deserve a Day Too

These Long-Suffering Animal Mothers Deserve a Day Too | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Human mothers carry a child for only nine months, while some animals—including sharks, elephants, and even scorpions—can be pregnant for years.
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