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“World’s Biggest Dinosaur” Discovered | I Fucking Love Science

“World’s Biggest Dinosaur” Discovered | I Fucking Love Science | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
A farmer in Chubut, Argentina made an incredible dinosaur discovery about three years ago. While working out in his fields, he stumbled across some fossilized dinosaur remains.

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Prehistoric shrimp emerge from Australian desert after heavy rain

Prehistoric shrimp emerge from Australian desert after heavy rain | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Imagine millions of these slithering out from the mud? The eggs of this alien desert crustacean remain dormant for years, waiting for a bout of rain to hatch.
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Meet the euplerids, the strange carnivores of Madagascar

This big island is famous for its lemurs, but another set of odd animals deserves some attention.
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7 teensy new frog species discovered in Brazil’s cloud forests

7 teensy new frog species discovered in Brazil’s cloud forests | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Less than half an inch in length, the brightly colored frogs are highly endemic and vulnerable to extinction.
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Rare Ocelot Kittens Caught on Camera

Rare Ocelot Kittens Caught on Camera | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it

Biologists were overjoyed to find the healthy babies, including a “breathtaking” male cub in its den on a wildlife refuge.

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End of species extinctions is in sight as we bring animals back

End of species extinctions is in sight as we bring animals back | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Novel cell technologies could bring endangered animals back from the brink – and maybe even revive long gone species like the passenger pigeon
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Rainbow Snake, Klingon Newt Among 163 Newfound Species

Rainbow Snake, Klingon Newt Among 163 Newfound Species | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
All were found in 2015 in the biodiverse Greater Mekong Region of Southeast Asia.
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China's massive toxic lake will make you question buying another electronic device

China's massive toxic lake will make you question buying another electronic device | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
The Baogang Steel and Rare Earth Complex in Inner Mongolia is surrounded by a massive lake of toxic sludge. It's a scene of utter environmental destruction.
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Like bees of the sea, plankton pollinate plants

For the first time, scientists have shown that an ocean plant is pollinated by zooplankton and other tiny marine animals.
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Trail trees are a living Native American legacy

Native Americans bent trees to create trail markers, but while thousands of the trees remain today, it can be difficult to find one.
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Mapping Three Decades of Global Water Change

Mapping Three Decades of Global Water Change | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
New research reveals how water has changed across the surface of the earth over the last 30 years.
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Des sangliers échappés menacent le Québec | Médium large | ICI Radio-Canada Première

Des sangliers échappés menacent le Québec | Médium large | ICI Radio-Canada Première | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
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First Dinosaur Tail Found Preserved in Amber

First Dinosaur Tail Found Preserved in Amber | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
To scientists' delight, the incredible appendage from 99 million years ago is covered in feathers.
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Mysterious Ocean Blob Found for First Time in a Century

Mysterious Ocean Blob Found for First Time in a Century | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Scientists have identified a weird mass found off California.
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New Species of Primate Is Named After ‘Star Wars’

New Species of Primate Is Named After ‘Star Wars’ | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
The Force is strong with the skywalker hoolock gibbon.
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Two New Bug Species Have All-Pink Females

Two New Bug Species Have All-Pink Females | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
The leaf-like katydids, native to northern Borneo, sport dramatically different color differences between sexes.
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Ultime effort pour sauver le cétacé le plus menacé de la planète

Ultime effort pour sauver le cétacé le plus menacé de la planète | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Des dauphins seraient utilisés pour capturer les marsouins vaquita.
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Cheetahs Are Dangerously Close to Extinction

Cheetahs Are Dangerously Close to Extinction | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Just 7,100 of the big cats remain in the wild, spurring conservationists to call for the species to be declared endangered.
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Ancient seeds sprout after lying dormant for 850 years

Ancient seeds sprout after lying dormant for 850 years | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Squash growing pioneers successfully germinated ancient seeds and produced squash, the seeds of which are now being distributed to indigenous communities throughout North America.
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6 of the world's most endangered trees also look the strangest

From baobabs to monkey puzzles, things aren't looking too good for these eccentric tree species.
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Boiling river of Amazon legend discovered in the rainforest, and it's in danger

Boiling river of Amazon legend discovered in the rainforest, and it's in danger | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Geoscientist Andrés Ruzo spent years tracking down a boiling river in the Amazon, and now he is fighting to protect it.
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This Ocean Creature Makes Its Own Invisibility Cloak

This Ocean Creature Makes Its Own Invisibility Cloak | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
In the open seas, the only way to hide is to disguise yourself as water.
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Whales older than Moby Dick still swim the seas

Several bowhead whales living off the coast of Alaska are estimated to be over 200 years old.
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Praying Mantis Looks Like a Flower—And Now We Know Why

Praying Mantis Looks Like a Flower—And Now We Know Why | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
The mantis orchid of Southeast Asia evolved in a way that's completely unique to insects.
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La girafe s’ajoute à la liste des espèces menacées d'extinction

La girafe s’ajoute à la liste des espèces menacées d'extinction | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Une baisse de 40 % des populations de girafes a été observée en Afrique au cours des 30 dernières années, révèle un rapport de l'Union internationale pour la conservation de la nature (UICN), qui classe maintenant l'animal dans la liste des espèces « vulnérables » et menacées d'extinction.
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Biodiversité : tous les indicateurs sont au rouge

Biodiversité : tous les indicateurs sont au rouge | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Réunis à Cancun, au Mexique, 196 pays vont tenter de stopper l’érosion de la vie sauvage, terrestre et maritime, lors d’une COP de la diversité biologique.
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