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Earth - Humpbacks filmed gatecrashing orcas’ fish feast

North of the Arctic Circle, off the coast of northern Norway, one of Earth’s most colossal natural spectacles occurs in winter.<p>Killer whales have always followed herring to its wintering grounds, but the appearance of large numbers of humpback whales and even fin whales is a new phenomenon<p>A mass …

World's cutest male spider does embarrassing dance to impress cutest female spider

Does the newly discovered species of peacock spider, <i>Maratus personatus</i>, meet the criteria for world's cutest spider? I held a debate with myself to uncover the answer.<p><b>So what are we talking about today, Chris?</b><p>Well, me, I believe I've found the world's cutest spider.<p><b>Huh. Let me see here. I... I</b> …

The Depths of Animal Grief — NOVA Next | PBS

Elephants die; we all do. In elephants and some others, it matters who has died. It’s why they are “who” animals. The crucial importance of memory, …

The ant, the butterfly and their chemical warfare with an oregano plant

The Large Blue butterfly is a warrior. With its azure wings, the butterfly appears fragile in the European breeze, but in truth, it is a bombardier …

World in 'biomass crisis,' new report finds

Humans are causing the world's sixth mass extinction of species, and at a speed unprecedented in the earth's 4.5-billion year history, say …

Coral breeding may help cooler reefs survive warming, study finds

Corals that naturally thrive in the hottest tropical waters can be bred with cousins in cooler seas to help them survive mounting threats from global …

Inside the Fight to Stop Giraffes’ ‘Silent Extinction’

Numbers of the famous African animal have fallen by nearly half in the past 15 years, prompting urgent—and sometimes risky—actions to help.<p>Giraffe researcher Julian Fennessy recently boarded a helicopter in Ethiopia's Gambella National Park, which borders the turbulent new nation of South Sudan.<p>His …

How Life Finds a Way in Earth's Extreme Environments

"Life will find a way." That mantra isn't just true in Jurassic Park; nature's resilience is particularly noticeable in some of Earth's most extreme …

Madagascar: Lemurs could be extinct in wild within 25 years say experts

Madagascan lemurs could become extinct in the wild within 25 years if their natural environment continues to be degraded, experts have warned.<p>There …

Earth - Hawaii: The islands where evolution ran riot

For many, the Galápagos Islands are the prime example of the creative power of natural selection. After all, their wildlife inspired a young Charles Darwin to develop his theory of evolution. But on another archipelago, 5000 miles to the west, evolution has put on an even greater show.<p>Hawaii gives …

'Yeti' crab grows its own food, lives in Antarctic spa

What's white and blind and hairy all over? A yeti, of course! Or, in this case, a yeti crab — a marine creature that lives near the thermal vents in the ocean floor where hot water gushes into the sea.<p>There are three known species of yeti crabs, and now, in a new paper, scientists have described …

Great Egrets: A Nature Conservation Success - Photographs and text by Zsolt Kudich and Réka Zsirmon | LensCulture

The changing fortune of the Great Egret (Egretta alba egretta), the signature bird of the Hungarian nature conservation efforts, is an environmental protection success story.<p>Aggressive poaching for their fashionable plumage left their colonies counting only 31 mating pairs in 1921. However, with …

Nautilus

<i>Watch a chambered nautilus and its unique way of moving in this video from the Monterey Bay Aquarium.</i><p><b>Photo by Klaus Stiefel / Creative …

Conservation news - Environmental science and conservation news

by Shreya Dasgupta 30 March 2018<p>Brazil will soon have four vast marine protected areas (MPAs) in the Atlantic Ocean, covering an area of more than …

Japanese Cicadas: Sound of Nature or Noise Pollution? – Japan Info

What is Japanese summer made of? Sun that sets late (up to 8:30 pm), freaking high temperatures, effing humidity, and, of course, Cicadas. Some …

How Creating Marine Sanctuaries is Helping Endangered Sharks, Whales and Dolphins in the Wild - One Green Planet

<i>This post was originally published on Conservation International’s blog, Human Nature.</i><p>The final day of our survey somehow encapsulated everything …

U.S. Mulls Help for Africa to Hunt Down Wildlife Poachers

U.S. intelligence agencies are considering whether to provide information, analysis and possibly tactical lessons to African governments about how to …

For Birds, It Pays to Follow the Monkey

A few years ago, biologists Adrian Barnett and Peter Shaw were in Brazil doing field research. They’d gone with the intention of studying the feeding …

Birds

Galapagos Islands - Evidence Of the Evolution of The World

Galapagos Islands – Evidence Of the Evolution of The World<p>There are places on earth that can disappear before you get a chance to visit. The irony is …

Live Science

Armored Catfish<p>Conservation International (CI) announced, on Jan. 24, 2012, results from a three-week survey in southwest Suriname that documented …

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

Elephants Observed Yawning for the First Time

Pachyderms need a little yawn and stretch in the early hours of the morning, too. Elephants have been caught yawning for the first time by scientists …

Pets

Time is Running Out for the African Lion: How We Must Act to Save Them … and Fast

I often say we need to use “every tool in the toolbox” to save animals from cruel exploitation and wild extermination. For the African lion—poisoned, …

Endangered Species