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Idaho Wolf Trapping Torture Is Here AGAIN…

Idaho Wolf Trapping Torture Is Here AGAIN… | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

Idaho opened their second wolf trapping season yesterday. Wolves in Idaho now face more pain, suffering and brutality. Warning -Graphic Video 

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The Oral History of Toothless Whales | Hakai Magazine

The Oral History of Toothless Whales | Hakai Magazine | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

Baleen whales carry their medical records in their mouths.

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Why is it getting cloudier in the Arctic?

Why is it getting cloudier in the Arctic? | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

Clouds are an important part of the Arctic climate because they trap warm air at the surface like a blanket. There has been a continuous increase in cloud cover over the Arctic for the past two decades and this is driving big changes on land and in the ocean. The increasing cloud cover has exacerbated the Arctic amplification and is a major reason why the Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the planet.

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Revealing the Mysteries of the Magnificent, Elusive Whale Shark

Revealing the Mysteries of the Magnificent, Elusive Whale Shark | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

Imagine trying to collect a blood sample from a fish the size of a school bus, with skin like sandpaper four inches thick

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Why Changing Pacific Walrus Haulout Habits Are Worrying

Why Changing Pacific Walrus Haulout Habits Are Worrying | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

Massive gatherings of the marine mammals can result in stampedes that crush calves. Conservationists are pushing to have the animal protected under the U.S. Endangered Species Act.

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Why earthworms could be killing trees | Discover Wildlife

In America’s Upper Great Lakes non-native invertebrates may be destroying sugar maple forests.
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Curious grey pup grabs at a diver's camera

Curious grey pup grabs at a diver's camera | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

Caroline Robertson-Brown, 44, was leading a group of underwater photographers around the Farne Islands, off the coast of Northumberland, to photograph the grey seal population.

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Fishing mortality of mako sharks ten times higher than fisheries’ estimates

Fishing mortality of mako sharks ten times higher than fisheries’ estimates | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

It’s no secret that widespread overfishing is driving many shark species to extinction. Many of these apex predators are ensnared incidentally as bycatch in longline fisheries targeting tuna or swordfish.…

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The Snow Dragon: China in the Arctic - The Market Mogul

The Snow Dragon: China in the Arctic - The Market Mogul | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

Earlier this year China’s Xi Jinping announced plans to invest an estimated $900bn in transport infrastructure connecting the Asian, African and European continents. The Belt and Road Initiative will run from mainland China to the East African coast and heart of European trade hubs as it aims to usher in a “new golden age of globalisation”. 

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Proposed Port and Road in Canada’s Central Arctic Raise Caribou Concerns

Nunavut is pushing for federal cash to help advance a mining project that would bring badly needed jobs to the territory’s northwest. But critics – including territorial government biologists

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Drones and wildlife – working to co-exist

Drones and wildlife – working to co-exist | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

The drone market is booming and it is changing the way we use airspace, with some unforeseen consequences.

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Central Africa’s ivory trade shifts underground, according to new report

Central Africa’s ivory trade shifts underground, according to new report | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

The ivory trade in Central Africa appears to be diminishing, according to a new report from TRAFFIC, a U.K.-based watchdog NGO. But that finding might be misleading, say the authors,…

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New evidence suggests octupuses aren't loners

New evidence suggests octupuses aren't loners | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

Octopuses are usually solitary creatures, but a new site in the waters off the east coast of Australia is the home of up to 15 gloomy octopuses (Octopus tetricus) that have been been observed communicating—either....

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Ships slowing in busy channel to protect endangered orcas

Ships slowing in busy channel to protect endangered orcas | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

Ships moving through a busy channel off Washington's San Juan Island are slowing down this summer to study whether that can reduce noise to protect endangered Puget Sound orcas

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Iceberg four times the size of London drifting out to sea

Iceberg four times the size of London drifting out to sea | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

A massive iceberg four times the size of London has started to drift out to sea from Antarctica, new satellite images have revealed. When the A68 berg broke off from the Larsen C ice shelf, it was unclear what would happen.  Icebergs can remain in place for decades, depending on sea currents and the topography of the seabed. However, the vast slab of ice now appears to be on the move.

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Ancient tree reveals cause of spike in Arctic temperature

Ancient tree reveals cause of spike in Arctic temperature | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

A kauri tree preserved in a New Zealand peat swamp for 30,000 years has revealed a new mechanism that may explain how temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere spiked several degrees centigrade in just a few decades...

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California crabbers use GPS to find whale-killing gear

California crabbers use GPS to find whale-killing gear | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

Crab fishermen working out of six California ports are heading out to sea to find trapping gear that can snare and kill whales.

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Fossil discovery in Indonesia reveals ‘lost world’ of beasts

Fossil discovery in Indonesia reveals ‘lost world’ of beasts | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
As recently as a few thousand years ago, the Indonesian island of Sumba was home to miniature elephants, giant rats and dragons, according to fossil discoveries reported in a scientific…
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Bats fail to detect smooth, vertical surfaces when they are in a rush

Bats fail to detect smooth, vertical surfaces when they are in a rush | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

Sometimes bats perceive a smooth, vertical surface as an open pathway, a dangerous error near buildings with glass facades, shown by injured or dead bats next to birds found underneath. 

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No, Sharks Will Not Attack You During a Hurricane

No, Sharks Will Not Attack You During a Hurricane | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

As Hurricane Irmahurtles toward Florida and the east coast, you might be afraid of potential shark attacks during the storm. Don't be

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Videographer captures footage of sand tiger shark in Australia

Videographer captures footage of sand tiger shark in Australia | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

The unique behavior of the shark - believed to be a bronze whaler - was filmed by Welsh videographer David Palfrey, in Coral Bay, Western Australia.

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Secret world of animals and plants may exist in Antarctica's mysterious caves: Study - News Nation

Secret world of animals and plants may exist in Antarctica's mysterious caves: Study - News Nation | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

An atypical study led by a group of scientists from the Australian National University s Fenner School of Environment and Society has discovered the existence of a secret life beneath the surface of the mysterious caves under Antarctica’s glaciers.

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Invaders in the Arctic: How ships and climate change are bringing strange species to Nunavut​

Invaders in the Arctic: How ships and climate change are bringing strange species to Nunavut​ | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

As higher temperatures proliferate in Canada’s Arctic, scientists have begun to notice signs of encroaching species from warmer climes. 

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What happens to wild animals in a hurricane - and which species do surprisingly well?

What happens to wild animals in a hurricane - and which species do surprisingly well? | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

From cats and dogs to flamingos, we have seen domestic and zoo animals get rescued during the hurricanes that caused devastation in the US this year.

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Animal welfare: Potential new indicator of chronic stress in horses

Animal welfare: Potential new indicator of chronic stress in horses | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

Cortisol, deemed the quintessential stress hormone, allows us to cope with important events and imminent threats. 

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In a Fragile Partnership, Dolphins Help Catch Fish in Myanmar

In a Fragile Partnership, Dolphins Help Catch Fish in Myanmar | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

On the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar, dolphins help fishermen herd fish into nets, but overfishing, pollution and a lack of interest among the young threaten that bond.

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