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Two UK police officers face hearing for beating injured deer to death with crowbar

Two UK police officers face hearing for beating injured deer to death with crowbar | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Two police firearms officers who allegedly beat an injured deer to death with a crowbar will face a gross misconduct hearing.
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Stranded pilot whale rescued in Cape Verde

Stranded pilot whale rescued in Cape Verde | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
The archipelago nation of Cape Verde is widely recognised as a marine biodiversity hotspot, not least because of the abundance of marine mammals found in its waters.
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DNA sheds light on why largest lemurs disappeared

DNA sheds light on why largest lemurs disappeared | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Ancient DNA extracted from the bones and teeth of giant lemurs that lived thousands of years ago in Madagascar may help explain why the giant lemurs went extinct. It also explains what factors make some surviving species more at risk today, says a study in the Journal of Human Evolution.
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Reindeer Populations Are Disappearing Worldwide

Reindeer Populations Are Disappearing Worldwide | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Worldwide reindeer populations are dropping, and researchers say new herding and preservation methods are needed.
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Environment Minister: Wolves could return to Luxembourg 'tomorrow'

Environment Minister: Wolves could return to Luxembourg 'tomorrow' | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Wolves could return to Luxembourg “tomorrow” or in ten years' time, Environment Minister Carole Dieschbourg has said, adding that authorities are monitoring the development of populations in the Grand Duchy's neighbouring countries.
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Multitalented giant clams keep corals reefs healthy - life - 18 December 2014 - New Scientist

Multitalented giant clams keep corals reefs healthy - life - 18 December 2014 - New Scientist | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
The molluscs provide homes, safety, privacy and food to many creatures, which makes it all the more important to stop their decline
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Humpback whales return to New York

Humpback whales return to New York | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

New York City has not only seen more tourists in recent years, but more humpback whales have also been spotted near its shores.

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The Blackfish Effect Hits 'Finding Dory'

The Blackfish Effect Hits 'Finding Dory' | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
The setting of "Finding Dory" has been revealed to be the Marine Biology Institute of California, thanks in part to the doc, "Blackfish."
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Uphill battle to tackle Indonesian shark fishing

Uphill battle to tackle Indonesian shark fishing | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
TANJUNG LUAR: Sharks are hauled ashore every day at a busy market on the central Indonesian island of Lombok, the hub of a booming trade that provides a livelihood for local fishermen but is increasingly alarming environmentalists.
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Danco Island, Antarctica – Return of the Gentoo Penguins

Danco Island, Antarctica – Return of the Gentoo Penguins | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

On the 11th of November, our second day in the Antarctic Peninsula, we stopped ad Danco Island. After an amazing first day at Barrientos and Cecilia Islands I didn't think we would be able to top those experiences, but I was proved wrong in a spectacular way! Danco Island was such a special place and I will forever remember the sights I was lucky enough to witness there.

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Watch: Herd of elephants chase pride of lions - Telegraph

Watch: Herd of elephants chase pride of lions - Telegraph | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Amazing footage shows a herd of elephants storming after a pride of lions
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White Wolf : 10 Stunning pictures capture beauty of red squirrels in icy garden

White Wolf : 10 Stunning pictures capture beauty of red squirrels in icy garden | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
They're notoriously shy, but a photographer had these woodland squirrels eating almost from the palm of his hand after he set up a 'studio' in his icy back garden.
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Taiji fishermen must include baby dolphins dumped at sea in their records

Taiji fishermen must include baby dolphins dumped at sea in their records | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

We demand that the baby dolphins dumped at sea by the Taiji fishermen with no chance of survival are added as reported kills to the set quota made by the Japanese Fisheries Agency.

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Protect Endangered Ringed Seals From Big Oil’s Deal With Republicans

Protect Endangered Ringed Seals From Big Oil’s Deal With Republicans | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Oil companies are teaming up with Republicans to destroy an Arctic sanctuary meant to protect endangered ringed seals. Demand that Congress does not sell-out the ringed seals to Big Oil.
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Government admits badger cull could fail to reduce bovine TB

Government admits badger cull could fail to reduce bovine TB | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Controversial cull will continue despite government admitting for the first time that the Gloucestershire cull may prove unsuccessful due to low number of badgers killed
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Petition: Tell Lidl to Stop Selling Reindeer Meat!

Petition: Tell Lidl to Stop Selling Reindeer Meat! | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
European discount supermarket chain Lidl is developing a taste for reindeer meat among UK consumers.... (6715 signatures on petition)
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New wolf activity detected in Oregon

New wolf activity detected in Oregon | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
For years, people have reported wolf activity in the Desolation Creek area of eastern Oregon. Biologists even documented single wolves in the area earlier this year. But on December 15, biologists documented the tracks of 2 wolves in the region southeast of Ukiah.
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What One Wolf's Extraordinary Journey Means for the Future of Wildlife in America

What One Wolf's Extraordinary Journey Means for the Future of Wildlife in America | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
The three-year, 3,000-mile trek of OR7 has altered scientific debates and state policy. But would he find a mate?
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Wales takes the plunge into protecting our seas | The Wildlife Trusts

Wales takes the plunge into protecting our seas | The Wildlife Trusts | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
The Wildlife Trusts welcome the designation of Wales’ first Marine Conservation Zone as an important step forward in striving for an ecologically coherent network of protected areas around UK shores. People in England will have a chance to have their say about potential MCZs in English waters in the New Year.
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Fishing line removed from Hawaii humpback whale

Fishing line removed from Hawaii humpback whale | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Hawaii wildlife officials freed a young humpback whale from fishing line that was wrapped around its tail.
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Rare Shark Spotted In Russian High Arctic, Researcher Freaks Out

Rare Shark Spotted In Russian High Arctic, Researcher Freaks Out | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
After staring at a barren seafloor for nearly three hours, National Geographic's Alan Turchik couldn't believe his eyes when a rare deep-sea Greenland shark suddenly drifted across the screen. (Warning: an excessively long stream of bleeped-out expletives to follow)
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Video: Seal falls in love with surfer - GrindTV.com

Video: Seal falls in love with surfer - GrindTV.com | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
"He played with us for the whole morning. He would climb on my board, ask for strokes, and push me over," said a local French surfer about a friendly seal.
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Dutch barnacle geese have more active immune system than same species in the North

Dutch barnacle geese have more active immune system than same species in the North | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Bird migration is an impressive phenomenon, but why birds often travel huge distances to and from their breeding grounds in the far North is still very unclear. Suggestions include that the birds profit from longer daylight hours, or that there are fewer predators.
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