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Contest offers cash prizes for wolf kills in northeastern B.C.

Contest offers cash prizes for wolf kills in northeastern B.C. | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

A privately sponsored wolf-kill contest is offering cash and other prize incentives for hunters to shoot the predators this winter in northeast B.C.

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Whale entanglements skyrocket off the U.S. West Coast

Whale entanglements skyrocket off the U.S. West Coast | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

Whale entanglements are rising, leading to concerns that current regulations are inadequate.

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Palm oil companies join NGOs to save 10,000 Borneo orangutans

Palm oil companies join NGOs to save 10,000 Borneo orangutans | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

Orangutan populations have been decreasing rapidly, largely due to deforestation caused by the practices of the palm oil industry. The Palm Oil & NGO (PONGO) Alliance aims to save 10,000 of the great apes in Borneo.

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Ring-tailed lemurs down by 95 percent? Maybe not.

Ring-tailed lemurs down by 95 percent? Maybe not. | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

A new paper claims that recent population estimates exaggerate the severity of ring-tailed lemur declines.

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European action can help ease pressure on threatened Arctic environment

European action can help ease pressure on threatened Arctic environment | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

A new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA) published today looks at how the rest of Europe affects the Arctic environment and how changes in the region impact Europe in return.

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Family of Sea Wolves Is A Treat To Behold

Family of Sea Wolves Is A Treat To Behold | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

Right in front of us, excited wolf pups pile on each other and chase their father in circles — he humours them, tumbling and pouncing along with his pups.

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Drones Are Bugging Seals Pupping On A California Sanctuary Beach

Drones Are Bugging Seals Pupping On A California Sanctuary Beach | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

Operators are being warned to stop before frightened mothers abandon their young.

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This Special Hospital Saves Sea Turtles Dying from Ocean Trash

This Special Hospital Saves Sea Turtles Dying from Ocean Trash | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

Gill is one lucky little sea turtle. He washed up very sick this spring, debilitated by cold ocean temperatures and a gutful of garbage. Gill might have died, if not for a special hospital in the basement of the South Carolina Aquarium. 

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Elusive seabird breeding grounds discovered in Chilean desert

Elusive seabird breeding grounds discovered in Chilean desert | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

After decades of speculation, the first ringed storm-petrel breeding grounds have been discovered in Chile’s Atacama Desert.

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Sharks should be happy about new Google Earth survey of seal populations

Sharks should be happy about new Google Earth survey of seal populations | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

A new satellite survey shows earlier seal estimates were off factors of two or three. But some locals aren't happy about the population boom.

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Hawaiian monk seals and pathogens: An ounce of prevention

Hawaiian monk seals and pathogens: An ounce of prevention | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

Ever wondered how to reboot a propane-powered refrigerator? Flipping it upside-down is actually a viable strategy. This is the latest challenge overcome by our remote Northwestern Hawaiian Islands field teams in the initial stages of the summer 2017 Assessment and Recovery Camp’s monk seal vaccination program.

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Two minke whales the first catch of the season

Two minke whales the first catch of the season | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

Two weekends ago whaling boat Rokkarinn KE caught two male minke whales, the first catch of the season. According to CEO of whaling company IP, whale meat in supermarket is getting scarce.

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Mysterious Ghost Sharks' Sex Habits Revealed

Mysterious Ghost Sharks' Sex Habits Revealed | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

Not only do males have retractable sex organs on their heads, females have a special place in their reproductive system for sperm.

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‘The ones we named are all dead now’: dolphins and fishers struggle to survive in Myanmar

‘The ones we named are all dead now’: dolphins and fishers struggle to survive in Myanmar | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

Conservationists hope that ecotourism might be the answer to protecting traditional fisheries and the dolphins they partner with.

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Wild West Cork Episode 5

Wild West Cork Episode 5 takes a look at the world's second largest fish, the Basking Shark Produced by Cojo Films www.cojofilms.com Presented by Nic Slocum

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How cats conquered the ancient world - BBC News

How cats conquered the ancient world - BBC News | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

The domestic cat is descended from wild cats that were tamed twice - in the Near East and then Egypt.

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Sun, sand and apex predators: taking the plunge with oceanic whitetip sharks

Sun, sand and apex predators: taking the plunge with oceanic whitetip sharks | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

Carcharhinus longimanus return annually to the waters around Cat Island in the Bahamas. I went to take a closer look at this once-abundant top predator

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Scientists Track Penguins From Space By Their Poop

Scientists Track Penguins From Space By Their Poop | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

Researchers are tracking Adelie penguins in the Antarctic using an algorithm to track their guano, which is visible from space.

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Deep sea discoveries: sea pigs, a dumbo octopus and glow-in-the-dark sharks

Deep sea discoveries: sea pigs, a dumbo octopus and glow-in-the-dark sharks | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

Images of bizarre deep sea creatures found in May and June by the research ship Investigator as it travelled along the Australian coastline to the Coral Sea

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The latest threat to Antarctica: an insect and plant invasion

The latest threat to Antarctica: an insect and plant invasion | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

Rise in tourism and warmer climate bring house flies – and the growth of mosses in which they can live

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Two-headed porpoise caught in fishing net is first ever found

Two-headed porpoise caught in fishing net is first ever found | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

Fishers caught more than they bargained for when they pulled out the first known two-headed porpoise, one of only 10 recorded cases of cetacean conjoined twins

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Ratty returns: hundreds of water voles released in UK's biggest reintroduction

Ratty returns: hundreds of water voles released in UK's biggest reintroduction | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

Almost 700 of the endangered rodents, immortalised in Wind in the Willows, will be released in Northumberland – and it’s all thanks really to the otter

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11 things you didn't know about meerkats

11 things you didn't know about meerkats | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

Meerkats are known for being incredibly cooperative and ridiculously cute, but there's so much more to discover about these gregarious, often stalwartly erect mammals from Africa. Here's some interesting trivia about meerkats, also called suricates, including how they like to live, eat, sleep and more.

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Ask Congress to Oppose New Drilling in the Arctic | World Wildlife Fund

Ask Congress to Oppose New Drilling in the Arctic | World Wildlife Fund | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

Tell your House Representatives to sponsor the Stop Arctic Ocean Drilling Act and say NO to stripping away protections for the Arctic Ocean.

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Why We're So Divided Over Saving Wolves

Why We're So Divided Over Saving Wolves | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

Wolf preservation has been called 'the abortion issue of wildlife.'

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Multi-million dollar upgrade planned to secure 'failsafe' Arctic seed vault

Multi-million dollar upgrade planned to secure 'failsafe' Arctic seed vault | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

Improvements aim to ensure the vault’s role as an impregnable deep freeze for the world’s most precious food seeds after a recent flooding by melting permafrost

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