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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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Un nouveau centre de la biodiversité vient d'ouvrir à Jersey, UK

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Why did grizzly bears wake up early this year?

Why did grizzly bears wake up early this year? | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Yellowstone's grizzlies woke up way earlier than usual this year. What's to blame?

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Paleontologists Uncover “Super Salamander” Boneyard – Phenomena: Laelaps

Paleontologists Uncover “Super Salamander” Boneyard – Phenomena: Laelaps | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Finding fossils takes a combination of skill on luck. You have to be looking in the right place and have some idea of how to distinguish those precious pieces of prehistoric life from all the rock ...

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5 Species That Eat Pollution for Breakfast

5 Species That Eat Pollution for Breakfast | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Bioremediation is the practice of using living organisms to cleanse soil, water and air of human-made pollutants. This is a profile of five species that have been used with huge success.

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Every Single Animal That Became Extinct In The Last 100 Years

Every Single Animal That Became Extinct In The Last 100 Years | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Fish, birds, mammals, reptiles -- they're all here. Sadly, they're only memories, and we'll never see them out in the world. We've lost a lot of strange, beautiful creatures in just the last century.

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Scientists Bring Extinct Mouth-Brooding Frog Back to Life After 30 Years

Scientists Bring Extinct Mouth-Brooding Frog Back to Life After 30 Years | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Scientists at the University of Newcastle in Australia have revived DNA of the extinct mouth-brooding frog through cloning techniques.

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How to save nature, one backyard at a time

How to save nature, one backyard at a time | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
You can create a haven for birds and other creatures by using native plants — and one very handy tool.

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Car-Size Stingray May Be World’s Largest Freshwater Fish

Car-Size Stingray May Be World’s Largest Freshwater Fish | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
A giant freshwater stingray caught and released in Thailand provides new insight on threatened species.

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Now There’s Microplastic Pollution in the Great Lakes Too

Now There’s Microplastic Pollution in the Great Lakes Too | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Researchers from SUNY Fredonia have discovered that microplastic has collected in the Great Lakes - the world's largest freshwater system

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Undercover Photos: Plight of Zimbabwe's Captured Baby Elephants

Undercover Photos: Plight of Zimbabwe's Captured Baby Elephants | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Pictures of 80 elephants slated for sale raise concerns about their health.

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Survival of endangered orcas in the Salish Sea depends on restoring chinook

Survival of endangered orcas in the Salish Sea depends on restoring chinook | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Anniversaries are a time for reflection and assessment. A decade ago in 2005, NOAA, the federal agency charged with protecting marine mammals, listed the southern resident killer whales under the Endangered Species Act. Despite having learned much about these imperiled whales since then, NOAA has made little actual progress to meet their essential needs. In the last decade, deaths have outnumbered births by a ratio of two to one. Many scientists now fear the population teeters on the edge of ext

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Newborn orca calves make waves in Pacific Northwest

Newborn orca calves make waves in Pacific Northwest | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
These 2 bundles of joy are symbols of hope for the endangered population of orcas that live in the waters between Washington and British Columbia.

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http://uk.whales.org/petitions/iceland-whale-nation

http://uk.whales.org/petitions/iceland-whale-nation | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
More and more Icelanders are speaking up for whales and against whaling - they need your support! Sign the petition.

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4 Clever (and Kind of Sad) Ways Animals Adapt to Humans

4 Clever (and Kind of Sad) Ways Animals Adapt to Humans | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
A new study suggests orangutans travel logging roads as a way to save energy—and they aren't the only animals taking advantage of humans' changes to the natural world.

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Shape-Shifting Frog Discovered In Ecuador

Shape-Shifting Frog Discovered In Ecuador | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
When faced with the threat of being gobbled up by hungry predators, the ability to seamlessly blend in with the environment is crucial for survival. Some animals have evolved appearances strikingly similar to things in the environment, like stick insects or stonefish, whereas others can quickly change color to match the background, such as chameleons and cuttlefish.

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New study finds Great Barrier Reef corals eat plastic pollution

New study finds Great Barrier Reef corals eat plastic pollution | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
One creature's trash may be another creature's lunch, according to new research which suggests that Great Barrier Reef corals are eating plastic.

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The Ocean Has Become So Acidic it’s Dissolving Baby Oyster Shells

The Ocean Has Become So Acidic it’s Dissolving Baby Oyster Shells | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
The ocean has become so acidic that baby oysters and other shellfish are having a difficult time developing as their shells dissolve in the acidic environment.

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Unbelievably Cute Mammal With Teddy Bear Face Rediscovered

Unbelievably Cute Mammal With Teddy Bear Face Rediscovered | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
More than 20 years after its discovery, the rare Ili pika was spotted in the mountains of northwestern China.

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Is Climate Change causing whales to relocate?

Is Climate Change causing whales to relocate? | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Gray whales are thought to be extinct in the Atlantic Ocean so how and why have there been sightings in recent years?

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Oceans Are Losing Oxygen—and Becoming More Hostile to Life

Oceans Are Losing Oxygen—and Becoming More Hostile to Life | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Low-oxygen areas are expanding in deep waters, killing some creatures outright and changing how and where others live. It may get much worse.

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The most contaminated birds on the planet: Michigan's bald eagles are full of illegal flame retardants

The most contaminated birds on the planet: Michigan's bald eagles are full of illegal flame retardants | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Well, at least the most iconic animal in the United States won't catch on fire too easily...

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Despite Protections, Miami Port Project Smothers Coral Reef in Silt

Despite Protections, Miami Port Project Smothers Coral Reef in Silt | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
A multimillion-dollar project to expand a shipping channel at the Port of Miami has produced tons of sediment, suffocating large numbers of staghorn coral, an endangered species.

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Whales, fed up with being fished, take revenge on fishermen

Whales, fed up with being fished, take revenge on fishermen | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
In Alaska, once overfished sperm whales are striking back against fishermen by eating all of their fish. This is one whale's tale.

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Weasel Takes A Wild Ride On A Woodpecker’s Back | IFLScience

Weasel Takes A Wild Ride On A Woodpecker’s Back | IFLScience | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
The now-viral image of a weasel clinging to the back of a woodpecker is not photoshopped, according to wildlife experts and Martin Le-May, the photographer of the picture-perfect moment. Mr. Le-May was talking a stroll with his wife Ann when he caught sight of the bird squawking in distress. “I soon realized it was a woodpecker with some kind of small mammal on its back," said Le-May to BBC News.

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18 most bizarre pigeon breeds

18 most bizarre pigeon breeds | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
When it comes to creating 'fancy' breeds of domestic animals, humans can get a little, uh, eccentric. That's definitely the case with these surprising pigeons!

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600,000 Baby Salmon Head to the Pacific, With a Little Help

600,000 Baby Salmon Head to the Pacific, With a Little Help | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
As California's drought endangers Chinook salmon, fisheries officials release 600,000 baby salmon into the Sacramento River, triple the usual number, in hopes that many return to spawn.

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