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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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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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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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Happy Save the Frogs Day

Happy Save the Frogs Day | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
In honor of Save the Frogs Day, here are 13 photos that highlight the beauty and diversity of frogs.
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Divers Search for Tiny Animals in Iceland’s Fissures

Divers Search for Tiny Animals in Iceland’s Fissures | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
“The reason I wanted to learn to dive, " says National Geogrphic grantee Jónína Ólafsdóttir, "was because I wanted to see different areas and species that you
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Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection bans term ‘climate change’

Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection bans term ‘climate change’ | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
How exactly is the state agency charged with environmental protection in Florida to combat climate change, if they can't use the term?
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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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Poachers are Destroying California’s Giant Redwood Trees

Poachers are Destroying California’s Giant Redwood Trees | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
Poachers are threatening California's redwood trees by removing burls and bunions from the trees to sell on the market.
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Mysterious Whale Deaths: 4 Carcasses Wash Ashore NorCal Beaches This Month

Mysterious Whale Deaths: 4 Carcasses Wash Ashore NorCal Beaches This Month | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
The trend of whales washing ashore continues, this time in Santa Cruz County. Lab officials are investigating the deaths of two gray whale carcasses that washed up this week.
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Pictures: Billions of Blue Jellyfish Wash Up on California Beaches

Pictures: Billions of Blue Jellyfish Wash Up on California Beaches | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
The animals known as "by-the-wind sailors" stay out on the open ocean—until the winds change.
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Apple buys a forest the size of San Francisco for conservation, will build 2 new solar farms

Apple buys a forest the size of San Francisco for conservation, will build 2 new solar farms | Biodiversity protection | Scoop.it
The fruit company keeps taking steps in the right direction. Hopefully other big corporations follow in their footsteps.
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