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Sped-up video of ocean creatures is kind of terrifying

Sped-up video of ocean creatures is kind of terrifying | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
We take it back. Don't save the oceans. There's some really freaky stuff in there.

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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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Ocean dead zone near African coast shows lowest oxygen levels ever recorded

Ocean dead zone near African coast shows lowest oxygen levels ever recorded | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
A recent study reports that the lowest ever oxygen levels in the Atlantic have been discovered in a dead zone off the coast of Africa.
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First Rhinos in Massive African Airlift Released in Botswana

First Rhinos in Massive African Airlift Released in Botswana | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
It's the first stage of the world’s largest rhino airlift, meant to protect a dwindling population of the animals.
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New Glowing Millipede Found; Shows How Bioluminescence Evolved

New Glowing Millipede Found; Shows How Bioluminescence Evolved | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Some California millipedes first evolved bioluminescence to cope with harsh desert living, according to scientists who may have cracked the mystery of glowing millipedes.
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Dolphin Intelligence

Dolphin Intelligence | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
When one of Earth's smartest creatures vocalizes, it fuels a heated debate among scientists: Are dolphins actually speaking a complex language?
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8 Ways that you can help save monarch butterflies

8 Ways that you can help save monarch butterflies | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Monarch butterflies are facing extinction, but Greenpeace has put together this list of 8 ways everyone can save them from disappearing forever.
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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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Tiny village kills thousands of dolphins for their teeth in the Solomon Islands

Tiny village kills thousands of dolphins for their teeth in the Solomon Islands | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
A new report found that a tiny village in the Solomon Islands killed 15,400 dolphins for their teeth
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Lokiarchaeota: une nouvelle forme de vie vient d’être découverte, un chaînon manquant de l’évolution

Lokiarchaeota: une nouvelle forme de vie vient d’être découverte, un chaînon manquant de l’évolution | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Un groupe de chercheurs européens annonce dans l’hebdomadaire scientifique Nature  avoir découvert une nouvelle forme de vie. Il s’agit d’un micro-organisme d’une structure génétique inconnue jusqu’alors et qui ne rentre dans aucune des classifications établies pour identifier...
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Watch: Cave-Climbing Fish Found—Is It Evolution in Action?

Watch: Cave-Climbing Fish Found—Is It Evolution in Action? | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Filmed shimmying up a cave wall in Ecuador, the catfish is likely a known species with a never before seen behavior, a new study says.
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Human-Shaped Species Of Mushroom Discovered In UK

Human-Shaped Species Of Mushroom Discovered In UK | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
It's amazing what is right under our noses without being noticed. A species of mushroom that can look remarkably like stick-figure humans has been discovered, and far from being in some sparsely inhabited jungle, they were found by a road in England
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Scientists Discover Teeny Tiny Rare Species Of Shark

Scientists Discover Teeny Tiny Rare Species Of Shark | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
The mere mention of sharks may evoke a shudder in many, but I’m sure even serious galeophobes won’t get sweaty palms looking at this endearing little fish. This is a pocket shark, and alongside being utterly adorable, it’s also extremely rare: only two have ever been found. Although our knowledge of this elusive animal is extremely limited, scientists have just published a detailed description of the second specimen discovered, which reveals some interesting facts about this unusual vertebrate.
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