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Togo Slippery Frogs Feared Extinct; Found Living in Hidden Waterfall in Africa

Changing Planet<p><b>Recent decades have not been kind to amphibian populations throughout the world. As amphibian declines and extinctions keep escalating at an unprecedented rate, it comes as a breath of fresh air when something is discovered that was feared to be lost forever.</b><p>In February, I began …

Endangered Species Laws May Endanger Species

The arowana, or dragon fish, is the world’s costliest aquarium fish, its value based on rarity. Protecting the fish drives that value—and the …

Drone Catches Rare and Super Serene Footage of Endangered Whales Near New Zealand

Rare drone footage of endangered Bryde's Whales swimming off the coast of Auckland, New Zealand may just out-serene any CD of ocean …

Endangered whales are breeding in a busy shipping lane

Using remote acoustic monitoring, researchers have identified the Roseway Basin, a heavily traveled shipping lane off the coast of Nova Scotia, as a …

To Save the Whales, You Must First Save the Sardines

Menhaden are one of the most important fish you've probably never heard of. They are a keystone species, a vital link in the ocean's food chain.<p>Four years ago, they were in serious trouble. Overfishing and pollution in the Atlantic Ocean had caused the menhaden population to collapse to its lowest …

Earth - We know where the world’s loneliest species came from

A tiny species of fish can claim some of the most unenviable of all records.<p>The so-called Devils hole pupfish survives within one of the driest places in the world, in the heart of the Mojave desert in the US.<p>Each fish is less than one inch-long (2.5cm), and perhaps fewer than 50 individuals …

Rare blindcat found in US, could prove water-filled caves connect Texas and Mexico

<b>The extremely rare cave-dwelling albino fish with no eyes, the Mexican blindcat, has previously only been known to exist in Mexico.</b><p>In 2015 in a deep …

Don't buy a real Blue Tang if you love Finding Dory, experts advise

Animal-rights advocates fear that the cute talking fish in the animated movie sequel Finding Dory will send parents flooding into pet stores to buy …