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Rare Sperm Whale Fossils Shed Light on Mysterious Family Tree

Rare Sperm Whale Fossils Shed Light on Mysterious Family Tree | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Rare, 7-million-year-old fossils of two extinct pygmy sperm whales are helping researchers learn about the evolution of the ocean's largest toothed whale,
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Oregon, a Great Place To Be a Wolf

Oregon, a Great Place To Be a Wolf | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
  Last Friday, wolves in Oregon were granted at least five more months before the decision may be made to remove them from the state Endangered Species List. During this time period, informati...
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Fishing lobby pushed Australia to opt out of protection of five shark species

Fishing lobby pushed Australia to opt out of protection of five shark species | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Documents reveal the recreational fishing industry’s concerns held more sway over the government’s decision than scientific or conservation advice
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Meet the Scientist Who Is Standing Up to SeaWorld to Save Orcas From Captivity

Meet the Scientist Who Is Standing Up to SeaWorld to Save Orcas From Captivity | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Dr. Ingrid Visser has dedicated her life to improving the welfare of killer whales.
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Hunting whales with rowing boats and spears - BBC News

Hunting whales with rowing boats and spears - BBC News | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
The Indonesian village of Lamalera is among the few remaining communities that hunt whales using traditional harpoons.
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Why Ricky Gervais is Every Cowardly Trophy Hunter’s Worst Nightmare

Why Ricky Gervais is Every Cowardly Trophy Hunter’s Worst Nightmare | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Ricky Gervais’s tweets depicting trophy hunters posing with giraffe’s spark outrage toward those depicted.
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Dolphins Everywhere !

Dolphins Everywhere ! | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

After the sightings being a bit lacklustre recently things have really taken off with me photographing around 30 individual dolphins near Chanonry Point yesterday. The best bit was recognising "Spirit" and her baby from last year - my first sightings of them this season and both looking great.

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11 things you didn't know about sharks

11 things you didn't know about sharks | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
As the BBC tries to change our perception of the ocean's greatest predators, here are 11 surprising facts about sharks
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Poachers targeting baby sharks along Southern California coast

Poachers targeting baby sharks along Southern California coast | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Shark poachers are targeting baby sharks along the coast, which can harm the ocean's delicate ecosystem.
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21 Reasons Penguins are the best animals in the world

21 Reasons Penguins are the best animals in the world | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
25th April is World Penguin Day, and we want to celebrate all things Penguin!
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#OpBEAST: Anons Target Beastiality Websites & Shut Down Largest X-Rated Animal Abuse Forum

#OpBEAST: Anons Target Beastiality Websites & Shut Down Largest X-Rated Animal Abuse Forum | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
#OpBEAST: Anons Target Beastiality Websites & Shut Down Largest X-Rated Animal Abuse Forum
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Fisherman is punched by vile thugs as he rescues a fox cub they were kicking

Fisherman is punched by vile thugs as he rescues a fox cub they were kicking | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Fisherman risks own life to save baby fox from being kicked to death by thugs
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Thousands of spider crabs create moving pyramid in Australia

Thousands of spider crabs create moving pyramid in Australia | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Footage taken by a local scuba diver shows more than a thousand spider crabs forming into a pyramid as they move through the bay.
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My Message to the Government of Costa Rica: Enough is Enough - Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

My Message to the Government of Costa Rica: Enough is Enough - Sea Shepherd Conservation Society | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
My Message to the Government of Costa Rica: Enough is Enough

Commentary by Sea Shepherd Founder, Captain Paul Watson
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Cameras reveal the secret lives of Chernobyl's wildlife - BBC News

Cameras reveal the secret lives of Chernobyl's wildlife - BBC News | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Scientists' camera traps offer a snapshot into the secret lives of wildlife inside the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone.
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The Ocean's Gentle Giant

The Ocean's Gentle Giant | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

There are mysteries in nature that are better left unsolved. The enigmas we are incapable of decoding could be the Earth's strategy to safeguard those species which are otherwise vulnerable to man's greed and cruelty.

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First proof that female wolves are in Denmark - The Local

First proof that female wolves are in Denmark - The Local | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
For the first time since a wolf was spotted in Denmark in the autumn of 2012, researchers have confirmed that at least one female has made the journey from Germany to Denmark.
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Seal spotted in East River near waste transfer station

Seal spotted in East River near waste transfer station | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
A city-loving seal isn't letting the construction of a waste transfer station on the East River keep him from his favorite perch.
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Fears for orca whales in harbour plan - National - NZ Herald News

Fears for orca whales in harbour plan - National - NZ Herald News | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Proposed Auckland port developments could be a killer blow for the harbour's already endangered New Zealand orca population, a wildlife expert fears. - New Zealand Herald
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The marine environment triumphs over the oil industry

The marine environment triumphs over the oil industry | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

WDC welcomes the news from the Philippines regarding the ban of oil exploration activities in the Tañon Strait.

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Beluga Whales Communicate | Churchill Polar Bears

Beluga Whales Communicate | Churchill Polar Bears | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Beluga whales use echolocation and other sounds to communicate and navigate their Arctic water environment around Churchill, Manitoba and other regions.
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Even Barbie Doesn't Want To Associate Herself With SeaWorld

Even Barbie Doesn't Want To Associate Herself With SeaWorld | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

Toy giant Mattel has decided to end production of "all SeaWorld-branded merchandise, including SeaWorld Trainer Barbies," the New York Post reports.

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Rescued Lab Animals Seeing Sun For The First Time Will Make Your Day

Rescued Lab Animals Seeing Sun For The First Time Will Make Your Day | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it

In honor of World Day for Laboratory Animals on Friday, here are four rare happy endings where animals were finally freed after lifetimes of lab research.

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Coral reef vanishing act threatens coasts

Coral reef vanishing act threatens coasts | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Years of overfishing, boating and environmental degradation are causing coral reefs to disappear, and scientists say that's a huge danger around the world.
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Kids' school trip cancelled over wolf fears - The Local

Kids' school trip cancelled over wolf fears - The Local | Oceans and Wildlife | Scoop.it
Kindergartens in Lower Saxony have cancelled a trip to the forest for their pupils over parents' fears that the children might be attacked by wolves.
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