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Wolves Are Returning to Oregon–but Not All Locals Want Them

Wolves Are Returning to Oregon–but Not All Locals Want Them | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

In 1947, the last wolf in Oregon was shot and killed for a bounty fee of $5 in the wilderness near Crater Lake.Now, after more than 50 years of absence, the animals are staging a comeback. They have established themselves in the eastern quarters of the state and are subsisting on local elk and deer herds–and, as might be expected, the occasional cow and sheep.

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Gorilla fossils show we split from the great apes 10 million years ago

Gorilla fossils show we split from the great apes 10 million years ago | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
The University of Tokyo believe fossils are from ancient gorillas and date back 8m years, which suggests human and ape lineage split 10m years ago. These are the first found south of the Sahara.
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Penguin Apocalypse: Adelie colony in Antarctica faces extinction as giant iceberg blocks sea (VIDEO)

Penguin Apocalypse: Adelie colony in Antarctica faces extinction as giant iceberg blocks sea (VIDEO) | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
A massive nature drama involving some 10,000 Adélie penguins and an iceberg is playing out in an Antarctic bay opposite Australia. Scientists fear the colossal ice heap is blocking the birds from feeding in the sea, and they have already stopped hatching.
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Lolo wolves, Idaho Fish and Game both under fire again

PREDATORS -- Although Idaho continues to exceed all gray wolf recovery goals, some environmental groups still drum up national outrage when wolves are killed for management plans aimed at maintaining stable big-game populations. It's a strange dynamic. A viable elk herd is a good thing...
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Why is Antarctica’s Ice Sheet Growing in a Warming World?

Why is Antarctica’s Ice Sheet Growing in a Warming World? | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
by Jordan Wilkerson figures by Michael Gerhardt When someone asks you to consider the impacts of climate change, what do you think of? There’s a good chance that melting ice sheets comes to mind pr…
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Scottish puffins found with plastic pellets in their stomachs | Fauna & Flora International

Scottish puffins found with plastic pellets in their stomachs | Fauna & Flora International | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

They may be known as the clowns of the sea, but new evidence that puffins are mistaking plastic pellets for food is no laughing matter.

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Sharks have gone from bycatch to target catch - Conservation

Sharks have gone from bycatch to target catch - Conservation | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Oceans are vast, but it appears that for sharks there may be few places left to hide from another top predator—longline fisherman. Scientists have long tracked the movements of sharks, finding out where they go to hunt, but until recently they had never tracked them as prey. In a study just published in the Proceedings
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Octopus fights caught on tape

Octopus fights caught on tape | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Long considered solitary creatures, octopuses may have more complex social lives than previously thought — including signals to the enemy when they're picking a fight.
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Petition Seeks Ban on Trade in Fake Rhino Horn

Petition Seeks Ban on Trade in Fake Rhino Horn | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Exclusive: NGOs express concerns that cultured rhino horn undercuts existing law and imperils wild rhinos.
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Berlin to teach Germans how to dance with wolves

Berlin to teach Germans how to dance with wolves | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Wolves are once again roaming the forests of Germany after being wiped out over a century ago. The government is now providing nearly half a million Euros to teach people how to live with them in peace.
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Jonathan Bird's Blue World: Hammerhead Sharks

Of all the animals in the oceans, the hammerhead shark may be one of the strangest looking. The exact purpose of the wide, flat head is a mystery, but severa...
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The Antarctic Sun: News about Antarctica - A New Home for an Old Experiment

The Antarctic Sun: News about Antarctica - A New Home for an Old Experiment | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
The longest running experiment at McMurdo is leaving the station, but it’s not moving too far away, Antarctically speaking. The CosRay experiment, which has been recording changes in the stream of cosmic rays striking Earth since 1960, is relocating to the new South Korean station, Jang Bogo, about 230 miles away.
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Do whales have graveyards where they prefer to die?

Do whales have graveyards where they prefer to die? | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Whales are famous for stranding themselves on beaches. Are these coastlines the whales' graveyards?
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Stephanie Taunton's curator insight, February 10, 6:55 AM

Ocean for life and die.


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Scientists turn to drones to count growing seal colonies

Scientists turn to drones to count growing seal colonies | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

On a remote island off of Nantucket, scientists are using a tool most commonly associated with war and surveillance to get a look at fuzzy baby seals.

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Hundreds of manatees congregate in Florida refuge to escape chilly seas

Hundreds of manatees congregate in Florida refuge to escape chilly seas | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Three Sisters Springs closed to swimmers and kayakers as 400 of the marine mammals leave Gulf of Mexico to gather in river system
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Chinese Taste For Fish Bladder Threatens Tiny Porpoise In Mexico

Chinese Taste For Fish Bladder Threatens Tiny Porpoise In Mexico | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
The nets that ensnare the giant totoaba fish also trap and kill the world's smallest and rarest mammal: a porpoise called the vaquita.
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Shark attacks hit record high in 2015, global tally shows

Shark attacks hit record high in 2015, global tally shows | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
International Shark Attack File notes 98 unprovoked shark attacks – including six fatalities – with US, Australia and South Africa witnessing highest numbers
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Namibia's wildlife caught by camera trap - in pictures

Namibia's wildlife caught by camera trap - in pictures | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

Photographer Will Burrard-Lucas spent three months in Namibia on assignment for WWF using a specially adapted DSLR camera trap to take close-up portraits of the country’s most elusive wildlife. His incredible images will help scientists better understand migration patterns and establish additional protected areas

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Ernest Shackleton's polar voyage to feature on Royal Mail stamps

Ernest Shackleton's polar voyage to feature on Royal Mail stamps | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Explorer’s Antarctic exploits, the Queen’s 90th birthday, Shakespeare and Agatha Christie to be commemorated in 2016
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Illegal eel: black market continues to taint Europe's eel fishery

Illegal eel: black market continues to taint Europe's eel fishery | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
In the first post of a short series, I take a look at the European eel fishery, which is beset by illegal trade as European eel becomes a prized commodity in Asia
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Shark nets used at most beaches do not protect swimmers, research suggests

Shark nets used at most beaches do not protect swimmers, research suggests | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Scientists tell ABC’s Four Corners that nets are not effective barriers and that a bigger shark population does not increase attacks
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Antarctica's Scar Inlet Ice Shelf is anticipated to shatter by the end of March

Antarctica's Scar Inlet Ice Shelf is anticipated to shatter by the end of March | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
The Scar Inlet Ice Shelf will likely fall apart by the end of Antarctica’s summer, predicted Ted Scambos, a glaciolog...
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Phytoplankton rapidly disappearing from the Indian Ocean

Phytoplankton rapidly disappearing from the Indian Ocean | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Phytoplankton populations in the Indian Ocean fell 30 percent over the last 16 years largely due to global warming, new research suggests.
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Arctic shipping passage 'still decades away'

Arctic shipping passage 'still decades away' | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

It will be decades before big cargo ships link China and northern Europe by taking a shortcut through the Arctic Ocean, a report predicts.

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Victory for Sea Shepherd and Seals in Scotland

Victory for Sea Shepherd and Seals in Scotland | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
After two years of active campaigning and incredible risks, Sea Shepherd UK may no longer need to return to the North of Scotland to protect seals.
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Time to map the uncharted Antarctica - Technologist

Time to map the uncharted Antarctica - Technologist | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

Two researchers from DTU Space are to collect data about Antarctica to reveal the uncharted landscape beneath the ice, and to help ensure accurate satellite trajectories at the same time.

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