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Non-native hazel dormouse discovered in Co. Kildare, Ireland

Non-native hazel dormouse discovered in Co. Kildare, Ireland | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

A hazel or common dormouse (Muscardinus avellanarius) has been discovered in Co. Kildare.The small rodent was found by a woman as she cleaned out a treehouse, and is the first of its kind ever to be caught in the wild in Ireland.

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Sea Shepherd Australia :: A letter to the Japanese Prime Minister from Captain Paul Watson

Sea Shepherd Australia :: A letter to the Japanese Prime Minister from Captain Paul Watson | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

Sea Shepherd founder, Captain Paul Watson, writes a personal letter to the Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe on his visit to Australia.

 

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CALL TO ACTION: Oppose the Planned Killing of 16,000 Cormorants Along the Columbia River - Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

CALL TO ACTION: Oppose the Planned Killing of 16,000 Cormorants Along the Columbia River - Sea Shepherd Conservation Society | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced plans to shoot thousands of double-crested cormorants in the Columbia River Estuary beginning next year
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One By One Documentary

One By One Documentary | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
A documentary about the struggle to save the Hawaiian monk seal!
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Wildlife Extra - Wildlife Photography - Your Photos

Wildlife Extra - Wildlife Photography - Your Photos | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

Have you taken a wildlife image you want others to see? Then upload them to our flickr site here with a description of how and when the image was captured and what you like about it. You can also comment on photos taken by others and share tips. You may also see it in print as we will print a selection in our reader's gallery page in Wild Travel magazine.

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The Creature Feature: 10 Fun Facts About the Echidna | Science Blogs | WIRED

The Creature Feature: 10 Fun Facts About the Echidna | Science Blogs | WIRED | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Echidnas are odd, even for cousins of the duckbilled platypus. They have no nipples, no teeth, and a four-headed penis. But the weirdness doesn't stop there.
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Global warming latest: Antarctic sea ice hits new record high

Global warming latest: Antarctic sea ice hits new record high | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
It is by far the highest level at the South Pole since satellite observations on which the figures depend began in 1979.
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Documentary recounts epic trek of wolf OR-7

Documentary recounts epic trek of wolf OR-7 | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Showing of 'OR7 - The Journey' is a benefit for the Straub Environmental Center
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What Do Sharks Do in a Hurricane? Answers to Our Goofy Shark Questions.

What Do Sharks Do in a Hurricane? Answers to Our Goofy Shark Questions. | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
We here at Slate were talking about sharks not long ago and realized we had a lot of goofy questions. Shark conservation graduate student David Shiffman was kind enough to answer them. What do sharks do in a hurricane? Do they clear out of the path? Yup, they move to...
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10 Ways to Save Sharks

10 Ways to Save Sharks | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Think you can only save sharks by being on the front lines? Think again. While some of the Shark Angels are busy in the field, there are things you can do from your home and daily lives, without heading to join us in some remote destination. Or dedicating your entire life to shark conservation.
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High season for harbor seal rescues in Alaska

High season for harbor seal rescues in Alaska | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
It's the prime period for harbor seal rescues in Alaska and the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward -- the state's only marine mammal rehabilitation facility -- has seen 13 so far, up sharply from last year's total of four.
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Loophole allows whale meat to be shipped across Canada

Loophole allows whale meat to be shipped across Canada | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
OTTAWA - Despite being a signatory to the Convention on Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), Canada continues to allow shipments of endangered whale meat from Iceland to be transported across the country to Japan, breaking its own trade and animal protection laws.
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White Wolf: Mother Polar Bear rescues her baby from snow hole (VIDEO)

White Wolf: Mother Polar Bear rescues her baby from snow hole (VIDEO) | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

When curious cubs with boundless energy explore the frozen terrain of the Arctic, trouble is not far behind.

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Changing Antarctic Winds Contribute to Rising Global Sea Levels

Changing Antarctic Winds Contribute to Rising Global Sea Levels | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Changing winds around the Antarctic may be contributing to rising global sea levels. Researchers from Australian National University and the University of New South Wales originally linked these winds to southern Australia's drying climate. However, they now believe that it may also be contributing to rising ocean temperatures.
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Note to All the Pro-Whale Murdering Sea Shepherd Haters in the Faroe Islands - Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Note to All the Pro-Whale Murdering Sea Shepherd Haters in the Faroe Islands - Sea Shepherd Conservation Society | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

Commentary by Sea Shepherd Founder Captain Paul Watson

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Whale rescue at Byron Bay complete success as humpback swims free

Whale rescue at Byron Bay complete success as humpback swims free | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
The juvenile humpback, entangled in rope and dragging a buoy, moved up the coast but then returned to Cape Byron
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Pictures: Terrified seal resting on rocks is chased into sea by pet dog

Pictures: Terrified seal resting on rocks is chased into sea by pet dog | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
There are concerns that some of the seals are getting injured when they make a dash for the water, especially in rocky areas
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110 Former Research Chimps Arrive at Chimps Haven Sanctuary for Retirement (PHOTOS)

110 Former Research Chimps Arrive at Chimps Haven Sanctuary for Retirement (PHOTOS) | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
After a year and a half, these 110 former lab chimps have arrived at their new home at Chimp Haven where they are now free to live out their days enjoying each others company and playing.
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The Threat of Storms Wreaking Havoc in the Arctic Ocean

The Threat of Storms Wreaking Havoc in the Arctic Ocean | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Arctic sea ice extent is close to a record low for this time of the year, as the image below shows. Furthermore, the current decline in sea ice extent is much steeper than it used to be for this ti...
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Volkswagen Group An eco-building at the end of the world

Volkswagen Group An eco-building at the end of the world | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
This website provides you with key information on the Volkswagen Group, its brands and regions. In addition to details about Group structure, the website also describes the spectrum covered by the Volkswagen Group as well as outlining senior management structure.
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Sea Shepherd: A Movement - YouTube

Set up in 1977, Sea Shepherd started out as small dedicated team lead by founder, Captain Paul Watson. Now in 2014 this small organisation has expanded world...
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Group calls for legal protection for “iconic” basking sharks

Group calls for legal protection for “iconic” basking sharks | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
A Donegal-based shark conservation group are preparing a public campaign to call on the Government to legislate for the protection of the basking shark and their habitat within Irish waters.
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Daily Image - Image of the Day for June 29, 2014 - British Antarctic Survey

Daily Image - Image of the Day for June 29, 2014 - British Antarctic Survey | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

Blonde mother and pup fur seals (Arctocephalus gazella) at Bird Island.

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Whale 'drowned under fish farm pen'

Whale 'drowned under fish farm pen' | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

A young humpback whale found dead in the sea off Mull may have drowned after it got trapped under a fish farm pen, the results of a post-mortem suggest.

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Key expresses concern over Japan's whaling

Key expresses concern over Japan's whaling | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Japan is looking into scientific whaling, but John Key says he's made it clear to Japan's prime minister that Kiwis won't support whaling of any kind.
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Studying Polar Bears In Svalbard, the Norwegian Arctic | Polar Bears International

Studying Polar Bears In Svalbard, the Norwegian Arctic | Polar Bears International | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
The capture positions of female N23881, marked by year, show her fidelity to a small fjord in northern Spitsbergen. Long-term data sets like this provide scientists with insights into polar bear movement patterns, condition, and survival rates. Map courtesy of Dr. Jon Aars, Norwegian Polar Institute.
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