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9 Animals That Are On the Verge of Disappearing Forever - TIME

9 Animals That Are On the Verge of Disappearing Forever - TIME | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
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9 Animals That Are On the Verge of Disappearing Forever
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Narrated by Morgan Freeman, it is an attempt to raise awareness about efforts to conserve what researchers call the most threatened mammal on Earth.

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Biodiversity is a measure of the health of ecosystems. Rapid environmental changes cause mass extinctions.
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French beaches overrun with odd, yellow blobs

French beaches overrun with odd, yellow blobs | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
The beaches of France have been invaded by yellow, sponge-like balls that may be illegally dumped paraffin.
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Massive Two-Ton Fish Species Discovered

Massive Two-Ton Fish Species Discovered | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
It took scientists four years to find the newest species of the world’s largest bony fish.
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These 'Indestructible' Animals Would Survive a Planet-Wide Apocalypse

These 'Indestructible' Animals Would Survive a Planet-Wide Apocalypse | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Even the most catastrophic astrophysical events couldn’t wipe out the hardy tardigrade, researchers report.
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This urban ‘tree’ cleans as much polluted air as an entire forest

This urban ‘tree’ cleans as much polluted air as an entire forest | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
In addition to being aesthetically pleasing, the invention is said to have the same environmental impact as 275 urban trees.
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Large numbers of humpback whales have returned to NYC for the first time in a century

Large numbers of humpback whales have returned to NYC for the first time in a century | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
For the first time in 100 years, sizable numbers of humpback whales are being spotted in the waters off NYC, and it's thanks to years of environmental clean-up efforts, Popular Science reports. "Because of the improvement of the water quality, algae and zooplankton have multiplied, giving good food for the menhaden [a small fish eaten by whales], which have returned in numbers that the fishermen say they have not seen in their lifetimes," Gotham Whales founder Paul L. Sieswerda told Pop Sci. [...] the enactment of the Clean Water Act in 1977, New York City's waters were a dumping ground for everything from medical waste to factory run-off.
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5 reasons why biodiversity is a big deal

5 reasons why biodiversity is a big deal | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
A new study warns Earth's biodiversity has fallen below the 'safe' limit. What does that mean, and why should we care?
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Owl 'Swims' for Its Life in Rare Video

Owl 'Swims' for Its Life in Rare Video | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Hikers wading through a canyon captured video of an owl exhibiting the strange behavior.
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Le temps presse pour sauver des poissons coincés dans les champs

Le temps presse pour sauver des poissons coincés dans les champs | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Alors que le niveau du lac Saint-Pierre continue de baisser, le travail commence pour le ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs qui s'affaire, ces jours-ci, à pêcher dans certains champs qui ont été inondés en Mauricie et au Centre-du-Québec. Cette opération est nécessaire afin de limiter les mortalités. En une seule journée, dans un champ de Baie-du-Febvre, plusieurs milliers de poissons ont été sauvés.
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This deep sea lizard fish will haunt your dreams

This deep sea lizard fish will haunt your dreams | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Frightening deep sea lizard was discovered with other bizarre species during an expedition to Australia's eastern abyss.
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Living Fish Found Inside Jellyfish in Bizarre Underwater Scene

Living Fish Found Inside Jellyfish in Bizarre Underwater Scene | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
An Australian photographer captured a strange underwater scene.
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Why an 8-Foot Great White Shark Leapt Onto a Fishing Boat

Why an 8-Foot Great White Shark Leapt Onto a Fishing Boat | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
One expert believes the story of a great white shark leaping unprovoked onto a small fishing boat, if true, would be highly unusual.
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What can 28,000 rubber duckies lost at sea teach us about our oceans?

What can 28,000 rubber duckies lost at sea teach us about our oceans? | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
A shipping container filled with rubber duckies was lost at sea in 1992, and the bath toys are still washing ashore today.
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Rare 'Cyclops' Goat is Beating the Odds

Rare 'Cyclops' Goat is Beating the Odds | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Suffering from a rare and usually fatal condition, the “miracle” goat has attracted crowds of spectators in Assam, India.
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The Government just announced it's banning microbeads

The Government just announced it's banning microbeads | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
The Government is to go ahead with a ban on “rinse-off” plastic microbeads in cosmetics and personal care products following a public consultation, it has announced.
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Une huitième baleine noire trouvée morte dans le golfe du Saint-Laurent

Une huitième baleine noire trouvée morte dans le golfe du Saint-Laurent | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Une autre baleine noire de l’Atlantique Nord a été retrouvée sans vie, flottant à la surface du golfe du Saint-Laurent.
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6 baleines mortes dans le golfe du Saint-Laurent en 3 jours

6 baleines mortes dans le golfe du Saint-Laurent en 3 jours | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
La situation est « très préoccupante » dit Pêches et Océans Canada.
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10 extraordinary nature photos from the BigPicture photography competition

10 extraordinary nature photos from the BigPicture photography competition | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
From oddly sleeping whales to the surreal life of baby pandas, the winners of California Academy of Sciences’ photo contest show the majesty of life on Earth.
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Les chenilles processionnaires au Québec : une fausse rumeur

Les chenilles processionnaires au Québec : une fausse rumeur | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Espace pour la vie s'engage à mieux faire connaître et protéger la biodiversité de notre planète. Ensemble, repensons le lien qui nous unit à la nature et cultivons une nouvelle façon de vivre.
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9 of the world's biggest fishing companies agree to protect the oceans

9 of the world's biggest fishing companies agree to protect the oceans | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Nine of the biggest fishing companies in the world have signed the voluntary Seafood Business for Ocean Stewardship initiative.
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Deep-Sea Ghost Shark Filmed Alive In Ocean For First Time

Deep-Sea Ghost Shark Filmed Alive In Ocean For First Time | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
The odd-looking fish, which sports a retractable sex organ on its head, was also spotted in the Northern Hemisphere for the first time.
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Baby Bird from Time of Dinosaurs Found Fossilized in Amber

Baby Bird from Time of Dinosaurs Found Fossilized in Amber | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
The 99-million-year-old hatchling from the Cretaceous Period is the best preserved of its kind.
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‘Faceless’ Fish Seen for First Time in Over a Century

‘Faceless’ Fish Seen for First Time in Over a Century | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
The mysterious, gelatinous animal was pulled up from the ocean deep.
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Scientists have finally discovered why turtles have shells

Scientists have finally discovered why turtles have shells | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Turtles use their shells as shields today, but these devices evolved for a completely different reason, paleontologists learn.
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Meet the Animal That Lives for 11,000 Years

Meet the Animal That Lives for 11,000 Years | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
We live an average of 71 years—a drop in the bucket compared with some of nature's life spans.
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Snakes found hunting in packs

Snakes found hunting in packs | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Scientists aren't yet sure if this is a unique phenomenon or if it's something all snakes are capable of.
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