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Hong Kong authorities intercept shipment with 200 dead elephants' worth of ivory

Hong Kong authorities intercept shipment with 200 dead elephants' worth of ivory | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

Officials in Hong Kong have made a second major ivory bust in less than a month, reports the Associated Press.

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Indonesia’s orangutans threatened by expansion of palm oil plantations

Indonesia’s orangutans threatened by expansion of palm oil plantations | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
The Orangutan Foundation International estimates that up to 5,000 orangutans are killed every year as Indonesia expands its palm oil plantations.
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TIL: King Cobras Are Cannibals

TIL: King Cobras Are Cannibals | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
The king cobra, with its size, speed, and neurotoxic venom, is a force to be reckoned with. Join National Geographic Explorer Sandesh Kadur as he explains the preferred meal of “the snake that is a nightmare to other snakes.”
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Rhino horn sensor implants prevent poaching | defenceWeb

Rhino horn sensor implants prevent poaching | defenceWeb | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Endangered black rhinos in the Mkomazi National Park in Tanzania will be fitted with Internet of things (IOT) sensors to monitor their activity and hopefully prevent poaching. Tech company Semtech,..
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Snow and common leopards found in the same area | Discover Wildlife

Snow and common leopards found in the same area | Discover Wildlife | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
First ever video footage of common and snow leopards on the Tibetan Plateau raises concerns for conservationists.
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BREAKING: Massive Pod of Bottlenose Dolphins Captured in Taiji | Ric O'Barry's Dolphin Project

BREAKING: Massive Pod of Bottlenose Dolphins Captured in Taiji | Ric O'Barry's Dolphin Project | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Three hours after they left harbor, the banger boats began driving in a massive pod of bottlenose dolphins.
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Scientists investigate what nearly destroyed the Great Barrier Reef 125,000 years ago

Scientists investigate what nearly destroyed the Great Barrier Reef 125,000 years ago | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
A recent study found that the Great Barrier Reef was nearly destroyed roughly 125,000 years ago due to rapid sea-level rise from melting glaciers and polar ice sheets. If left unchecked, the Earth could be headed for similar sea levels in the future.
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Penguins can't taste the umami flavor of fish - Futurity

Penguins can't taste the umami flavor of fish - Futurity | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

Research shows that penguins have lost three of the five basic tastes as they've evolved, including umami.

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Wild fish at risk from salmon farms | Discover Wildlife

Wild fish at risk from salmon farms | Discover Wildlife | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Increased numbers of sea lice in farmed salmon could affect wild fish too.
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Seal Whiskers Can Detect Weak Water Currents | The Scientist Magazine®

Seal Whiskers Can Detect Weak Water Currents | The Scientist Magazine® | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
The marine predators may use the mechanosensory hairs to detect fish that are hiding motionless on the seafloor.
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Sharks Have Complex Social Networks, Study Shows

Sharks Have Complex Social Networks, Study Shows | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
With their snaggletooth gape and pointed stare, sand tiger sharks don’t exactly scream “social butterfly.” Sharks aren’t generally known for their social tendencies, but there is increasing scientific evidence that this view is incorrect.
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Sand Tiger Sharks of North Carolina | JONATHAN BIRD'S BLUE WORLD

Jonathan heads to North Carolina to explore the offshore shipwrecks of the "Graveyard of the Atlantic" which have become home to Sand Tiger sharks. Th
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Where Are Arctic Soils Defrosting? : Image of the Day

Where Are Arctic Soils Defrosting? : Image of the Day | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
A holey, Swiss cheese-like landscape, thermokarst is distributed widely across the high latitudes of the northern hemisphere.
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Understanding Causes and Effects of Rapid Warming in the Arctic - Eos

Understanding Causes and Effects of Rapid Warming in the Arctic - Eos | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
A new German research consortium is investigating why near-surface air temperatures in the Artic are rising more quickly than in the rest of the world.
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Protected animals being moved from Tiger Temple

Protected animals being moved from Tiger Temple | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Latest news, politics, business and sport from Thailand and Asean, plus features, opinion and multimedia from across Southeast Asia.
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A few interesting facts about flying squirrels

A few interesting facts about flying squirrels | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
In honor of Squirrel Appreciation Day on Jan. 21, here's a closer look at some of the most amazing, and secretive, squirrels on the planet.
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Yellowstone National Park will slaughter 1,300 genetically unique wild bison

Yellowstone National Park will slaughter 1,300 genetically unique wild bison | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Yellowstone National Park has initiated wild bison capture operations in their Stephens Creek bison trap, and plans to send hundreds to slaughter in coming weeks.
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8 unusual guard animals

8 unusual guard animals | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Dogs are known for their guarding skills but did you know these other animals are just as good at keeping an eye on valuables?
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Sea levels could rise by six to nine metres over time, new study warns

Sea levels could rise by six to nine metres over time, new study warns | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Evidence that continental ice sheets are sensitive to slight increases in ocean temperature suggests ocean levels will continue to rise for centuries
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Pilot whale families "babysit" each other's young

Pilot whale families "babysit" each other's young | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
PhD student Joana Augusto is the lead author of new research finding that babysitting, or alloparental care, is an integral part of the social structure of pilot whale pods.
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petition: Speak Out for Endangered Orcas

petition: Speak Out for Endangered Orcas | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
The federal government is seeking public comments by January 27 on removing dams, which is the key to restoring salmon and saving (19893 signatures on petition)
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If Air China Bans Shark Fin, Why Can't FedEx? | Care2 Causes

If Air China Bans Shark Fin, Why Can't FedEx? | Care2 Causes | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Air China banned the transport of shark fin on its airline, marking a shift away the traditional shark fin soup toward conservation of endangered sharks.
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See the seal pups washed up and rescued after tidal surge

See the seal pups washed up and rescued after tidal surge | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

Two seal pups have been declared safe after being rescued from the beach following the tidal surge on the weekend.Skegness Natureland came to the rescue of one washed-up six-month-ol

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Human hunting has turned sea lions and fur seals into 'super-predators'

Human hunting has turned sea lions and fur seals into 'super-predators' | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Since the 19th century, human activity has profoundly changed marine ecosystems and the role of megafauna in South America.
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Station Obama Will Monitor Antarctic Changes Long After Its Namesake Has Moved On

Station Obama Will Monitor Antarctic Changes Long After Its Namesake Has Moved On | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
A climate monitoring site in Antarctica that bears President Obama's name will provide long-term climate change data.
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