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Stunning Pictures: Ten of the Rarest Animals on Earth

The World Has Lost 52 Percent of Its Wildlife In the Past 40 Years. What This Means For Our Future

On a daily basis, we rarely consider our actions and the indelible impact they have on the planet and its nonhuman inhabitants. Our vision is often …

Biodiversity

BIODIVER[CITY] floating artificial reef lets visitors view ocean wildlife

The futuristic BIODIVER[CITY] is a floating man-made island that doubles as a marine life-fostering artificial reef. The massive faux-reef invites …

Seafloor

Brevard Zoo Home to New Jaguar Cubs

Brevard Zoo, in Florida, welcomed a pair of healthy Jaguar cubs on January 27th. The cubs were born to 11-year-old mom, ‘Masaya’, and 13-year-old …

Three Moons Photobomb Jupiter in Hubble Snapshot

Three Jovian moons and their shadows race across the face of Jupiter in an amazing sequence of images captured by the Hubble Space Telescope.<p>The three-moon night took place on Jan. 24: From left to right, Europa, Callisto and Io could be seen against the backdrop of Jupiter's colorful cloud tops. …

Rarely Seen Moonfish, Size of Manhole Cover, Caught on Camera

The opah, or moonfish, is a camera-shy animal that researchers know little about.<p>Its squat body and flimsy-looking pectoral fins may not scream speed-demon.<p>But the opah, or moonfish, is actually quite fast, and can run with the big boys like tuna and swordfish. That's just one of many surprising …