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Paleontologists assemble giant turtle bone from fossil discoveries made centuries apart

Paleontologists assemble giant turtle bone from fossil discoveries made centuries apart | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
A broken fossil turtle bone discovered by an amateur paleontologist in 2012 turned out to be the missing half of a bone first described in 1849. The surprising puzzle discovery has led paleontologists to revise conventional wisdom of how long fossils can survive exposed to surface conditions. It also provides insight into one of the largest turtle species ever known.

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10 of the largest insects in the world

10 of the largest insects in the world | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
These insects are large enough to give even seasoned entomologists a good fright. Here's our list of 10 of the largest insects alive today.
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Survival of the Sneakiest: Animal Smuggling Attempts at Airport Security

Survival of the Sneakiest: Animal Smuggling Attempts at Airport Security | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
It's survival of the sneakiest at airport security terminals across the world, with the latest species intercepted Monday at LAX.
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At 66 years old, Wisdom the Laysan albatross hatches another chick

At 66 years old, Wisdom the Laysan albatross hatches another chick | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Wisdom the albatross is an amazing 66 years old and still raising babies. Her newest chick just hatched on Midway Atoll.
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14 extinct animals that could be resurrected

Harvard researchers say they're just two years away from creating a hybrid embryo featuring genes of a woolly mammoth introduced into its closest livi
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Weird Life Found Trapped in Giant Underground Crystals

Weird Life Found Trapped in Giant Underground Crystals | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Floating in pockets of fluid, the microbes are likely new to science and may be up to 50,000 years old, a NASA researcher says.
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What to Do When a Wild Seal Hops On Your Kayak

What to Do When a Wild Seal Hops On Your Kayak | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
A young seal’s playful behavior points to a broader issue: how should we interact with wild animals?
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Poaching for Abalone, Africa’s ‘White Gold,’ Reaches Fever Pitch

Poaching for Abalone, Africa’s ‘White Gold,’ Reaches Fever Pitch | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
A booming illegal trade in abalone—the world’s most valuable shellfish—is fueling a social and environmental crisis in South Africa.
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Baby ‘Sea Monster’ Found Inside Fossil Mother

Baby ‘Sea Monster’ Found Inside Fossil Mother | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
The long-necked pair offer rare evidence that an ancient group that included dinosaurs and birds was capable of live birth.
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New Zealand whales: Hundreds refloat on high tide at Farewell Spit - BBC News

New Zealand whales: Hundreds refloat on high tide at Farewell Spit - BBC News | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
More than 200 whales that became stranded at Farewell Spit on Saturday are freed by the tide.
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What the heck is a tanuki? 8 things you didn't know about raccoon dogs

What the heck is a tanuki? 8 things you didn't know about raccoon dogs | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Native to East Asia, these frequently misrepresented animals are gentle creatures that serve as major icons in Japanese culture.
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À Nara, les cerfs sont rois

À Nara, les cerfs sont rois | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Un millier de cerfs Sika vivent en liberté dans un parc de Nara, au Japon. Mika Kitamura est allée photographier ce « trésor naturel » qui ravit les touristes mais menace la biodiversité.
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Why is blue such a rare color among animals?

So few creatures in the animal kingdom sport blue in their coats, skin or feathers. Here's why it's such a rarity.
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8 of the oldest forests in the world

8 of the oldest forests in the world | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
With trees dating as far back as Stonehenge and the Egyptian pyramids, these majestic old forests are living shrines to the ancient past.
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Could U.S. Endangered Species Rules Go Extinct?

Could U.S. Endangered Species Rules Go Extinct? | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
A 43-year-old law protecting wildlife is vulnerable to opponents under the new administration, conservationists warn.
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EN IMAGES. Naissance d'un animal étrange dans un zoo polonais

EN IMAGES. Naissance d'un animal étrange dans un zoo polonais | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Un animal étrange, un aardvark (ou cochon de terre en afrikaans), vient de voir le jour dans le zoo de Wroclaw (sud-ouest de la Pologne). C
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Mysterious 'Sea Serpent' Oarfish Resurfaces

Mysterious 'Sea Serpent' Oarfish Resurfaces | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Pictures of an oarfish washed ashore in the Philippines remind us how little we know about this elusive creature.
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Size matters for marine protected areas designed to aid coral

Size matters for marine protected areas designed to aid coral | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
For marine protected areas established to help coral reefs recover from overfishing, size really does seem to make a difference.
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Hawaii wants to ban chemical sunscreens to save its coral reefs

Hawaii wants to ban chemical sunscreens to save its coral reefs | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
When sunscreen chemicals wash off beach-goers, they bleach coral, stunt its growth, and sometimes kill it outright.
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L’impact du réchauffement climatique sur les animaux est sous-estimé, selon une étude | Climat : où en sommes-nous?

L’impact du réchauffement climatique sur les animaux est sous-estimé, selon une étude | Climat : où en sommes-nous? | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Une étude coproduite par l'Université du Queensland, en Australie, souligne que le réchauffement climatique touche les animaux de façon plus importante qu'il n'était envisagé jusqu'ici.
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Environnement. Désastreuse marée noire au sud de l'Inde

Environnement. Désastreuse marée noire au sud de l'Inde | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Deux tankers sont entrés en collision fin janvier au large de Chennai, dans l’État du Tamil Nadu, libérant 100 tonnes de pétrole qui polluent maintenant le rivage sur 43 kilomètres.
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Scientists and Fishermen Scramble to Save Northern California’s Kelp Forests

Scientists and Fishermen Scramble to Save Northern California’s Kelp Forests | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
California fishermen and marine biologists are working to revive the coast's disappearing kelp forest.
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Owl of a sudden, long-eared owls are everywhere

An 'irruption' of long-eared owls in Chicago has many people wondering about these secretive birds.
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Octopuses are taking over the oceans, and no one knows why

Octopuses are taking over the oceans, and no one knows why | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
A group of researchers have found that since the 1950s, the population of octopus, squid, and cuttlefish in the world's oceans has exploded.
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World's first warm-blooded fish is faster and smarter than its cold-blooded cousins

World's first warm-blooded fish is faster and smarter than its cold-blooded cousins | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
The NOAA discovery of a warm-blooded fish turns everything we know about fish on its head.
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Greenpeace releases first images of newly-discovered Amazon reef

Greenpeace releases first images of newly-discovered Amazon reef | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
New images have emerged of an endangered coral reef off the coast of Brazil.
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