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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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How you can help bluebirds bounce back

How you can help bluebirds bounce back | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

Bluebird populations are rising after a decline in 20th century, and helping out involves creating spaces for them to thrive.

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Night parrot sighting confirmed in Western Australia for first time in 100 years

Night parrot sighting confirmed in Western Australia for first time in 100 years | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

Birdwatchers ‘elated’ after snapping photo of the endangered species in state’s arid interior in discovery that could significantly impact on mining developments

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5 venomous animals that could save your life

5 venomous animals that could save your life | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

These dangerous critters could hold the secret to curing cancer and other diseases.

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Malinois on a mission: Meet the dogs who fight poachers in Kenya

Malinois on a mission: Meet the dogs who fight poachers in Kenya | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

Meet the dogs of Kenya's Ol Pejeta Conservancy, who help combat the poaching of some of East Africa's most imperilled wildlife.

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Giant hammerhead shark surprises hundreds of smaller sharks – and videographer | GrindTV.com

Giant hammerhead shark surprises hundreds of smaller sharks – and videographer | GrindTV.com | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

Evan Parness was capturing drone footage of blacktip sharks near the Florida coast when a massive hammerhead shark entered the picture, looking for a meal.

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Responsible Shark and Ray Tourism: A Guide to Best Practice | Project AWARE

Responsible Shark and Ray Tourism: A Guide to Best Practice | Project AWARE | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

One in four shark and ray species is facing an increased threat of extinction due primarily to overfishing. Responsible shark and ray related ecotourism can be a powerful, complementary conservation strategy. It can also serve as an important supplementary source of income benefiting operators and the local communities alike.

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Watch Divers Get Swarmed by 2,000-Pound Sea Lions

Watch Divers Get Swarmed by 2,000-Pound Sea Lions | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

In a mesmerizing up-close encounter, dozens of sea lions circle a diver.

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Incredible pictures show 200 Arctic lakes bubbling methane gas

Incredible pictures show 200 Arctic lakes bubbling methane gas | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

The remarkable satellite images show some of the lakes on the Yamal and Gydan peninsulas in Arctic Siberia which are leaking methane gas.

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Science suffers in cold war over polar base

Science suffers in cold war over polar base | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

Researchers frozen out as parties vie for control of research station

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Sea Shepherd Global - Where Have the Dolphins Gone?

Underwater World Singapore (UWS) was owned by Haw Par Corporation. In June 2016, UWS announced its impending closure. Seven Indo-Pacific humpbacked dolphins (also known as Chinese white dolphins) — Jumbo, Pann, Han, Eaung, Splash, Speedy, Splish — were assumed to be in the facility as there had been no announcements of any of their deaths.

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Arrests made in Russia following illegal whale trafficking scandal

Arrests made in Russia following illegal whale trafficking scandal | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

Law enforcement agencies in Russia have conducted searches at the TINRO Centre (the office of the Federal State Budget Scientific Institution) and detained its director, Lev Bocharov.

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For Sale: Wild Russian Killer Whales | Hakai Magazine

For Sale: Wild Russian Killer Whales | Hakai Magazine | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

Whales remain in captivity in the West, but facilities have been closing over the past few years. In Russia, as well as China (which buys whales from Russia), more facilities have been opening.

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This 8-minute Video of Antarctica Is the Meditation Your Day Needs

This 8-minute Video of Antarctica Is the Meditation Your Day Needs | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

The Internet isn't usually the spot you'd go looking for a relaxing moment, but in the case of Kalle Ljung's Vimeo account, it's exactly where you'll find one.

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Wolf spiders have distinct personalities

Wolf spiders have distinct personalities | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

Wolf spiders have a wide spectrum of personality, researchers at the University of Cincinnati have found. They live and hunt alone, but they engage in a unique courtship dance.

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Photo of a Rescued Orangutan Reaching Her Hand Out for Help Will Bring a Tear to Your Eye

Photo of a Rescued Orangutan Reaching Her Hand Out for Help Will Bring a Tear to Your Eye | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

The look of despair in Amy's eyes defines this powerful moment she outstretched her arm asking for help.

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Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?

Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach? | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

To shed light on the motivations behind poaching, researchers interviewed rural poachers in Tanzania. They learned that while poverty is the main driver, many poach to earn extra income.

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Massive sea lion and fur seal hunting in the Patagonian coasts is altering Southern Atlantic Ocean ecosystems

Massive sea lion and fur seal hunting in the Patagonian coasts is altering Southern Atlantic Ocean ecosystems | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

Sea lion hunting by the Europeans at the Atlantic coasts of South America started in the 19th Century and continued up to the second half of the 20th century in Argentina and Uruguay. The practice changed nutrition guideline

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Great White Shark Photo Shoot: Don't Try This at Home

Great White Shark Photo Shoot: Don't Try This at Home | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

It took thousands of dollars, a few fake seals, and many months, but underwater photographer Brian Skerry finally got the shot. With more and more great whites being spotted off the beaches of Cape Cod, Skerry set out to document the massive predators, hoping to learn about their behaviors and shed some light on the oft-misunderstood carnivores.

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Orange County Sheriff's Officers Release Sea Lion Back Into Ocean

Orange County Sheriff's Officers Release Sea Lion Back Into Ocean | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

An eight-month-old sea lion who was found malnourished a few months ago is back swimming in the ocean off California. The Ocean County Sheriff’s Office helped release Brixton, the name given to the sea lion, on Monday, March 20, near Dana Point. 

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Europe poised for total ban on bee-harming pesticides

Europe poised for total ban on bee-harming pesticides | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

Exclusive: Draft regulations seen by the Guardian reveal the European commission wants to prohibit the insecticides that cause ‘acute risks to bees’

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10 Hauntingly Beautiful Views of the Arctic Melting | Architectural Digest

10 Hauntingly Beautiful Views of the Arctic Melting | Architectural Digest | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

A cache of new images reveals photographer Diane Tuft’s astounding journey through the disappearing region

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Sealers Want To Start Annual Hunt During Pup Season. Enough Is Enough

Sealers Want To Start Annual Hunt During Pup Season. Enough Is Enough | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

Allowing the commercial seal slaughter to proceed while helpless pups are still nursing from their mothers is absolutely unacceptable. Harp seals are already facing threats from climate change and commercial exploitation; we should not be removing one of the few remaining protections left for this species.

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World's Rarest Porpoise Suffers Another Heartbreaking Blow | Care2 Causes

World's Rarest Porpoise Suffers Another Heartbreaking Blow | Care2 Causes | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

Despite calls from conservationists to protect the world's smallest and rarest porpoise going back decades, there are now only an estimated 30 individuals left

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China's First Orca Breeding Center Sparks Controversy

China's First Orca Breeding Center Sparks Controversy | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

SeaWorld ended its breeding of killer whales following public outcry. Now China is getting into the business of marine parks.

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Chile’s new ‘route of parks’ aims to save the wild beauty of Patagonia

Chile’s new ‘route of parks’ aims to save the wild beauty of Patagonia | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

The country has just added 11m acres of land to the national parks

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