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Wanna Be a Marine Biologist? Here’s How

The number of emails, phone calls, and Facebook messages I receive has diminished a little in the last years, but they continue to come with regularity. They are not only from students; they are from people in all walks of life interested in finding out how to become marine biologists. After …

Okavango Expedition 2013: The Hippo Whisperers

<i>From Steve Boyes’ (@drsteveboyes) expedition diary:</i><p>After the massive release of leaving the dry floodplains from the last few days, it was very difficult to deal with the series of hippo encounters we had this morning.<p>The research team was hoping to drift down the channel counting birds and …

Why Is This Australian Spotted Cat in Trouble?

Wildlife<p><b>Bad news for the Tasmanian devil also may mean tough times for another one of Tasmania’s predators, the eastern quoll.</b><p>Since 1996, the virally transmitted “devil facial tumor disease” has ravaged the Tasmanian devil population. In the areas of the Australian island (map) where the disease …

Searching for Nesting Sea Turtles on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula

<i>Conservation Trust grantee Brad Nahill, co-founder of SEE Turtles, is working to protect endangered sea turtles by growing the market for conservation travel to support small conservation programs around the world. SEE Turtles also connects volunteers to conservation projects and educates students</i> …

New Mosquito Repellent Made, "Better Than Anything Else"

Formula uses human compounds to block mosquitoes' sense of smell.<p><b>Mosquitoes bugging you? There may be a new repellent on the horizon—and it's "so much better than anything else we've ever seen," its inventor says.</b><p>A few years ago, Ulrich Bernier was busy blending various chemicals together in the …

Tiger Genome Sequenced, Shows Big Cats Evolved to Kill

Gene map of endangered Amur tiger seen as aid to preserving big cats in the wild.<p><b>The first sequenced tiger genome shows that big cats evolved to kill.</b><p><b>Genes for strong muscle fibers and for meat-eating appear narrowly shared, researchers reported, among species as distinct as the African lion and</b> …

If the Shoe Fits: Animals That Wear Boots

<b>You don’t have to wear Prada or Gucci to remain fashionable: Check out these animals strutting their stuff in booties.</b><p><b>Elephant</b><p>Chhouk the orphan elephant (see video above) now roams the forests of Cambodia with a prosthetic boot. Chhouk was found severely malnourished and missing his front left …

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21 Remarkable Red Panda Pictures

Red pandas are fun animals to photograph because they’re mostly active in the morning and relax in the trees during the afternoon, conserving their …

Flight of the Flamingos



European Fox #3 (Vulpes vulpes)

Owl Family!

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Le monde a l'envers


Phrynocephalus Mystaceus

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How Much Do Whale Sharks Cost?

Changing Planet<p>The sun was still high in the sky as we made our way to the first lift net boat. The fishers, who had been resting after nights of fishing, indicated that there was indeed a whale shark swimming under their platform and got a few bags of small anchovies to feed the whale shark as we …

Tiny piglet, enjoying an ice cream cone.

Baby otter. Carry on.

Seal pup, hiding under a rock.