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Puggle births a boon for rare PNG echidnas

Puggle births a boon for rare PNG echidnas | VCE Biology | Scoop.it
Four puggles have been born at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary in an effort to save the long-beaked echidna.
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Where wolves fear to tread: elk share lightly used mountain park trails - Winnipeg Free Press

Where wolves fear to tread: elk share lightly used mountain park trailsWinnipeg Free PressThe study, partly funded by Parks Canada, is published in the journal Ecology and Society.
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Small fish use sneaky sex tactics

Small fish use sneaky sex tactics | VCE Biology | Scoop.it
The smallest male fish adopt a sneaky mating strategy, squeezing closer to a female in order to fertilise her eggs, according to scientists.
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Bees outpace orchids in evolution

Bees outpace orchids in evolution | VCE Biology | Scoop.it
(PhysOrg.com) -- Orchid bees aren’t so dependent on orchids after all, according to a new study that challenges the prevailing view of how plants and their insect pollinators evolve together.
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Sustainable Ecosystems and Community News: Tropics of Southeast Asia Experiencing Greatest Biodiversity Loss

Sustainable Ecosystems and Community News: Tropics of Southeast Asia Experiencing Greatest Biodiversity Loss | VCE Biology | Scoop.it
Sustainable Ecosystems and Community News ([ASEANWatch] Tropics of Southeast Asia Experiencing Greatest Biodiversity Loss: One of the most exotic and wild ...)...
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Unlocked by melting ice-caps, the great polar oil rush has begun

Unlocked by melting ice-caps, the great polar oil rush has begun | VCE Biology | Scoop.it
It's the melting of the Arctic ice, as the climate warms, that makes it possible — and you can understand why they're all piling in.
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Encyclopedia of Life catalogues more than one-third of Earth's species

Encyclopedia of Life catalogues more than one-third of Earth's species | VCE Biology | Scoop.it
The field guide for citizen scientists, which aims at bringing all species on the planet together, has reached the 750,000 milestone (Encyclopedia of Life catalogues more than third of all species on Earth:
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Coral Sea a hotspot for marine life - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Coral Sea a hotspot for marine life - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | VCE Biology | Scoop.it
A report on the state of the Coral Sea off north Queensland has found that it is one of the last places on earth where large marine animals can still be found in solid numbers.
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Fish Masquerades as Coral to Hide in Plain Sight | Harlequin Filefish, Coral Reefs & Camouflage | LiveScience

Fish Masquerades as Coral to Hide in Plain Sight | Harlequin Filefish, Coral Reefs & Camouflage | LiveScience | VCE Biology | Scoop.it
The cool harlequin filefish masquerades as coral to hide in plain sight while it is sleeping. It has special coloring, behavior and physical adaptations which allow it to blend in with the coral.
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Rats are awesome masters of all things poisonous - io9

Rats are awesome masters of all things poisonous - io9 | VCE Biology | Scoop.it
Eureka! Science NewsRats are awesome masters of all things poisonousio9We recently learned that rats in Africa can use plant poison to kill lions, and their North American counterparts also have a few tricks up their sleeves.
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Gibbon jumping secrets revealed

Gibbon jumping secrets revealed | VCE Biology | Scoop.it
Gibbons put an extraordinary amount of energy into their leaps, making up for a body that is not adapted for jumping, scientists find.
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Go native and save the swallowtail butterfly | SeacoastOnline.com

Go native and save the swallowtail butterfly | SeacoastOnline.com | VCE Biology | Scoop.it
While out weeding the garden the other day I excitedly approached my fennel. This year I am attempting to grow a big patch of fennel, not just because I like fennel, but because black swallowtail butterflies (Papilio polyxenes) do too.
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Biology

Biology | VCE Biology | Scoop.it
The starting place for exploring Biology. Find information about human anatomy, cell anatomy, online dissections and much more.
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Infectious Disease Can be Slowed by Biodiversity - ThirdAge

Infectious Disease Can be Slowed by Biodiversity - ThirdAge | VCE Biology | Scoop.it
ThirdAgeInfectious Disease Can be Slowed by BiodiversityThirdAge“With greater diversity of species, you get a dilution effect that can reduce the severity of disease,” Catherine Searle, an Oregon State University zoologist and lead author of a recent...
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Plant bends to bury its own seeds

Plant bends to bury its own seeds | VCE Biology | Scoop.it
A new plant that bends down to deposit its seeds is discovered in the Atlantic forest, north-eastern Brazil.
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The Evolution of the Orchid and the Orchid Bee | Surprising Science

The Evolution of the Orchid and the Orchid Bee | Surprising Science | VCE Biology | Scoop.it
Which came first--the plant or its pollinator? (RT @smithsonianmag: Both depend on each other for survival but which came first, the orchid or the orchid bee?
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Alien worms 'threat to forests'

Alien worms 'threat to forests' | VCE Biology | Scoop.it
Alien earthworms can alter the carbon and nitrogen cycles in woodland, as well as undermine native plant species, a study suggests.
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Plant has evolved a bird perch

Plant has evolved a bird perch | VCE Biology | Scoop.it
Scientists confirm that a flowering plant in South Africa entices birds to pollinate it by giving them a place to perch.
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Species count put at 8.7 million

Species count put at 8.7 million | VCE Biology | Scoop.it
The world contains about 8.7 million species, according to the latest estimate - and it could take more than 1,000 years to identify them all.
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The week in wildlife - in pictures

The week in wildlife - in pictures | VCE Biology | Scoop.it
A ladybird spider moving house and a baby rhino having a mud bath are among this week's pick of images from the natural world (RT @guardianeco: The week in wildlife - in pictures http://t.co/3oFStgL...)...
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Most plant species important in various and varying ecosystems

Most plant species important in various and varying ecosystems | VCE Biology | Scoop.it
Ames IA (SPX) Aug 11, 2011 - From the kinds that people sneeze at, to the kinds that have prickly seeds that stick to pant legs, there are many different types of plants in grasslands around the world.
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Giant birds lived among dinosaurs

An enormous jawbone found in Kazakhstan adds weight to the idea that giant birds existed at the same time as the dinosaurs.
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Years with the ants

A filmmaker from Oxfordshire spends two years making a documentary about honeypot ants in Arizona.
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Beachgoers urged to report endangered leatherback turtle sightings

Beachgoers urged to report endangered leatherback turtle sightings | VCE Biology | Scoop.it
Endangered leatherback turtles are lured to British waters by the huge number of jellyfish, says the Marine Conservation Society (RT @EcoInteractive: Beachgoers urged to report endangered leatherback turtle sightings ~
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