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How to Talk to Dolphins: An Interview with Susan Casey

In bestselling author Susan Casey’s third book, she explores the intimate relationship between humans and dolphins.<p>One of the stories that inspired …

The Secret, Deadly Life of Seashells

Think seashells are just pretty ocean ornaments? Think again. Shells, and the mollusks that live in them, can be deadly.<p>Their geometry captivated Sir …

Zoology

Humans are endangering the most abundant animal on the planet

Barely longer than your thumb, weighing under an ounce and nearly translucent, delicate crustaceans known as krill are vital to ocean ecosystems around the world. In the waters that encircle Antarctica, krill are an essential food source for penguins, baleen and blue whales (which can eat as much …

Biodiversity

The campaigning restaurant guide for people who want to eat fish – sustainably

Fish2fork rates restaurants according to the impact their seafood has on the seas and marine life. We believe sustainability is a vital ingredient of …

Good guy has saved 28 orphan baby kangaroos whose mums were killed by cars

Micronesia’s Coral Pyramids Are Surprisingly Old, Experts Say

On a remote Pacific island not much bigger than Manhattan, there are ancient pyramids built out of living coral. New evidence reveals that these tombs could be up to 700 years old — much older than experts had previously thought.<p>The royal tombs are tucked away in an artificially built ancient city …

Archaeology

Coral reefs: secret cities of the sea

As a lifelong fish keeper and aquascaper, my love for tropical fishes strongly influenced my love for the sciences. As a young child, my aquarium was one of my inspirations: the water test kit was a solid introduction to water chemistry; designing and building better and better water filter systems …

Natural History Museums

March 2015

Diversity

Celebrate World Sparrow Day on March 20th and help save a species!

The fifth annual World Sparrow Day will be celebrated this Friday, March 20th. Initiated in 2010, it’s an annual awareness-raising campaign that …

Protected species dying on a mass scale in Vietnam

The Vietnamese authorities have confirmed that <b>more than 700</b> endangered moon bears held in captivity have died <b>in</b> <b>the last year</b>.<p>Figures released this …

Wildlife

Why orangutans cup their mouths to sound an alarm

In the forests of Sumatra and Borneo, orangutans use their hands to alter the pitch of their alarm calls to deceive predators into thinking that …

New iPad game uses Citizen Science to track endangered species in the wild

Today, a new app for the iPad was released that could change the way wildlife is monitored in the future.<p>Wildsense is an initiative from a group of …

Wildlife

Glowing mushroom attracts insects

These glow-in-the-dark mushrooms might look like something from a 1960s black-light poster, but the luminous fungus <i>Neonothopanus gardneri</i> grows at …

Adorable Fox Rescued and Raised by Humans is as Friendly as a Dog

Todd may be a fox, but he wags his tail, plays with toys, and even walks on a leash just like a dog. The 11-month-old domestic pet belongs to Emma D'Sylva, who rescued the animal seven months ago after his previous owners couldn't take care of him anymore. “He was a bit crazy when he first came to …

Pets

Giant glowing worm lights up the ocean

A day in the life of baby coral

Most of the Caribbean’s coral reefs are in bad shape, victims of overfishing, sewage and fertilizer pollution, disease, rising temperatures, and …

Does wildlife photography get any better than this? Unbelievable portrait of a thorny #seahorse. @Guylian_Chocs SOTW. http://t.co/ELTYu5pbN4

Ingham's World: Britain's noisiest bird is sending out love songs to mates

GETTYThe little bird has an explosive trill<p>The wren’s explosive trill, usually delivered from the heart of a bush, puts guitar heroes to shame, …

The Selfless Hero Who Braved Radiation and Stayed Behind to Feed Fukushima's Abandoned Animals

Last Wednesday marked the fourth anniversary of March 11, 2011, a day that changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of Japanese people as their island nation was struck by a massively destructive earthquake and tsunami, followed by the dangerous meltdown of nuclear reactors at the Fukushima …

Fukushima

Fascinating Photos of Reindeer People Living in Mongolia

After living in Nepal and exploring Tibet and the Himalayas for more than a decade, photographer Hamid Sardar-Afkhami decided he would travel to outer Mongolia to document the nomadic tribes and their unique way of life. A scholar of Tibetan and Mongol languages who received his Ph.D. from Harvard …

Reindeer

Pitcairn Islands Become World’s Largest Single Marine Reserve

Changing Planet<p>With bright colors and crazy teeth, this Titan triggerfish was one of the most memorable characters encountered on the Pristine Seas Pitcairn Expedition. (Photo by Enric Sala/National Geographic)<p>Today the U.K. government announced the creation of the world’s largest contiguous marine …

Habitats

Fish that Walks on Land Swallows With Tongue Made of Water

In the distant past, between 350 and 400 million years ago, a group of our fishy ancestors started crawling up on land. The fins that propelled them through the water gradually evolved into sturdy, weight-bearing limbs. Their hind legs connected directly to their hips, which became bigger. Swimming …

Nature

Tell Congress to restore marine mammal rescue funding

<b>June 2016 Update</b><i>: Despite earlier threats of lowering the amount, the Senate has restored the John H. Prescott Marine Mammal Rescue Assistance grant</i> …

Animal Welfare

Africa is centre of a ‘wildlife war’ that the world is losing

The northern white rhino is heading the way of the dinosaurs. With only five left on Earth – three in Kenya, one in America, and one in the Czech Republic – extinction is now inevitable. It survived for millions of years, but could not survive mankind.<p>This is just one subspecies, but soon the …

Africa

Researchers just recently photographed this extremely cute, endangered mammal for the first time in 20 years

Say hello to the Ili pika:<p>It was first spotted in the Tian Shan Mountains in China, where it makes the holes and cracks of the cliffs its home. Despite other family of pika living across the Northern Hemisphere, these mountains are the only place this Ewok lookalike seems to feel at home.<p>Although …

Florida coral restoration may take $250 million, and 400 years

Here's the estimated price for restoring two declining coral species found in South Florida and the Caribbean: about $250 million.<p>How long will it take? 400 years or so (assuming all goes smoothly).<p>No one expected it would be easy to restore elkhorn and staghorn corals, the once-abundant, …

Palm Beach County

Tasmanian government ignored expert advice on logging threat to swift parrots

Liberal government approved logging against advice from its own department that it could threaten the survival of the species, documents reveal<p>The Tasmanian government ignored the advice of its own experts to push ahead with logging in the habitat of the endangered swift parrot, internal …

Biodiversity

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