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Those puppy-dog eyes trigger chemical connection with humans

The long, loving gazes. The ritualized, often high-pitched, expressions of affection. The heroic self-sacrifice one would readily endure for the other.<p>What is it about the bond between human and dog that is not like the relationship between parent and child?<p>Now science offers a new explanation for …

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Under the sea: Seahorses and marine life to be protected with conservation zones

The Government has created 27 Marine Conservation Zones around the English coast [GETTY]<p>It created 27 Marine Conservation Zones around the English …

Russia Prevents Designation of Large Marine Protected Areas in the Antarctic

Yesterday, plans to create some of the world’s largest marine protected areas (MPAs) in Antarctica came to a screeching halt after Russia blocked progress. Although 24 nations and the EU had come to a special meeting in Germany specifically to consider proposals for MPAs in the Ross Sea and East …

Is Climate Change Increasing the Disease Risk for Arctic Marine Mammals?

Climate change may be increasing the risk of disease for marine mammals in the Arctic, experts say.<p>Climate change is melting Arctic sea ice, leaving animals that depend on it high and dry. Marine mammals like ringed seals have to find new areas to give birth, raise their young, and haul out. And …

Photo by @BrianSkerry Portrait of a West Indian Manatee in the waters off the coast of Belize, an important country for these endangered animals. Manatees here live in mangroves and feed on nearby sea grass beds. Shot #onassignment on the #Mesoamericanreef for @natgeo. @thephotosociety #manatees #endangered

Photo by @BrianSkerry Spotted dolphin mother and calf cruise just beneath the surface in the waters of the Bahamas. Dolphins have the largest brains, relative to body size, in the animal kingdom after humans. An upcoming story in NGM will examine dolphin intelligence and how they use these brains. @thephotosociety #dolphins #cognition