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New orchid identified from Komodo

New orchid identified from Komodo | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —A new species of orchid has been identified on the South East Asian island of Komodo despite having been wrongly named for the past 300 years.

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Baba the lobster with three claws - BBC News

Baba the lobster with three claws - BBC News | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Lobster fisherman Barry Sullivan found a lobster with three claws when checking his traps.
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WATCH: Amazing Video Reveals Why Roaches Are So Hard to Squish

WATCH: Amazing Video Reveals Why Roaches Are So Hard to Squish | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
There’s no stopping them: Cockroaches can scamper through tight spaces with the greatest of ease.
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What really wiped out the Woolly Mammoth?

What really wiped out the Woolly Mammoth? | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
The list of species wiped out by humanity is long. However, it was abrupt climate change, not human hunters, that killed the woolly mammoth.
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Butterflies Forty Million Years Before Butterflies

Butterflies Forty Million Years Before Butterflies | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
There’s a group of fossils insects that look really quite a lot like butterflies. They had broad wings with scales and pigmented eyespots. Their mouthparts were long probing straws. They likely fed…
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Only Known Jaguar in U.S. Filmed in Rare Video

Only Known Jaguar in U.S. Filmed in Rare Video | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Conservationists filmed El Jefe—which means “the boss” in Spanish—roaming Arizona’s Santa Rita Mountains.
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Mystery of deep-sea 'purple sock' solved - BBC News

Mystery of deep-sea 'purple sock' solved - BBC News | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
A decades-long mystery of a deep-sea creature that resembles a discarded purple sock has been solved, scientists say.
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Once Thought Extinct, 'Lost' Group of Lions Discovered in Africa

Once Thought Extinct, 'Lost' Group of Lions Discovered in Africa | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Scientists on an expedition found lions living in a remote corner of Ethiopia and Sudan, raising hopes for the embattled species.
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Famous Giant Turtle Dies—Only Three Left on Earth

Famous Giant Turtle Dies—Only Three Left on Earth | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
The death of Cu Rua, long revered in Vietnam, brings the critically endangered Yangtze giant softshell turtle one step closer to extinction.
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Picture of the Day: Just a Baby Swordfish Up Close

Picture of the Day: Just a Baby Swordfish Up Close | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
In case you've never seen what a baby swordfish looks like
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'Behemoth' new species of daddy longlegs discovered in Oregon mountains

'Behemoth' new species of daddy longlegs discovered in Oregon mountains | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
The surprising find shows just how much there is to learn about the biodiversity of southern Oregon's mountainous region.
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Pictures reveal hidden underwater world around Scotland’s remotest islands

Pictures reveal hidden underwater world around Scotland’s remotest islands | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
SCOTTISH Natural Heritage and Heriot-Watt University examined the sites in St Kilda and North Rona off the Outer Hebrides last year.
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Les morts de mères et de bébés bélugas sont de plus en plus inquiétantes | ICI.Radio-Canada.ca

Les morts de mères et de bébés bélugas sont de plus en plus inquiétantes | ICI.Radio-Canada.ca | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Le bilan 2015 des décès de bélugas du Saint-Laurent, obtenu par Radio-Canada, préoccupe les chercheurs et le gouvernement fédéral. La majorité des carcasses retrouvées sont des femelles qui étaient en couches et des nouveau-nés. Une tendance qui se poursuit depuis plusieurs années, mais dont les causes demeurent nébuleuses.
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La punaise de lit décryptée | ICI.Radio-Canada.ca

La punaise de lit décryptée | ICI.Radio-Canada.ca | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Le génome de la punaise de lit commune (Cimex lectularius) a été séquencé par une équipe de généticiens américains.
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Exclusive: Hard Data Reveal Scale of America’s Trophy-Hunting Habit

Exclusive: Hard Data Reveal Scale of America’s Trophy-Hunting Habit | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
A new analysis from the Humane Society finds American hunters import more than 126,000 animal trophies a year.
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This Talking Bird Is Disappearing From the Wild

This Talking Bird Is Disappearing From the Wild | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Why is the beloved African Grey Parrot almost gone from the forests of West and central Africa?
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British homeowners unite to create hedgehog highways

British homeowners unite to create hedgehog highways | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Finally, a wildlife conservation campaign that Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle can get behind.
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18 strange and beautiful hummingbird species

18 strange and beautiful hummingbird species | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
These "flying jewels" are fascinating to watch. Here are some of our favorite unusual and beautiful hummingbirds.
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Nature Blows My Mind! Otherworldly photographs of rare fungi (Video)

Nature Blows My Mind! Otherworldly photographs of rare fungi (Video) | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
These striking images show the mysterious world of exotic mushrooms, up close.
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Meet the wild ponies of Grayson Highlands State Park

Meet the wild ponies of Grayson Highlands State Park | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
These carefree equines are the descendants of 50 Assateague ponies that were released into the area in 1975 to control brush growth..
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Great Bear Rainforest now 85 percent protected from logging

Great Bear Rainforest now 85 percent protected from logging | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Home of the famous spirit bear is the subject of a landmark deal to protect wilderness from commercial interests.
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Sperm whales can remember their friends over many years

Sperm whales can remember their friends over many years | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
The longest study of sperm whales to date suggests they never forget a friend
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Scientists want to name this unbelievably cute octopus "Adorabilis"

Scientists want to name this unbelievably cute octopus "Adorabilis" | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Nicknamed the flapjack octopus, these fragile deep sea creatures are just seven inches wide and parachute through the water with webbed tentacles.
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