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San Pedro’s Cabrillo Marine Aquarium has discovered a way to dramatically boost reproduction of California’s official state marine fish – the tangerine-colored garibaldi.
The aquarium is at the center of an unprecedented captive-garibaldi population explosion: 71 newborns, no bigger than pinkie …Fish
A Montana-based nonprofit is moving to preserve 3.5 million acres of the Great Plains.
The American Prairie Reserve (APR), a Montana-based nonprofit, …Biodiversity
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As contests go, being named The Ugliest Creature on Earth feels like the sort of title that nobody is trying particularly hard to win.
But then again, …Animals
Genetic tests have confirmed that an outbreak of a measles-like virus known as morbillivirus is playing a major role in the massive dolphin die-off on the Mid-Atlantic coast.
This is the second big strike for the virus, which was the chief agent behind a wave of infections that struck bottlenose …Viruses
Frog leg potato salad. Feral pig bratwurst. Pulled wild turkey.
In other words — not your average meal.
All of these unusual foods were available to …Invasive Species
Hundreds of Desert Tortoise to be Euthanized as Conservation Center Run Dry on Funds (Photo : Reuters)
Desert tortoises in the Nevada Facility have a …Conservation
In 2011, Paul Davis took his 4-year-old son to a children’s farm outside London. While cooing over stripey Belted Galloway cows, Davis’ mind turned …Farm Animals
A cocktail of antibodies cooked up in tobacco plants may provide an emergency treatment for Ebola virus, one of the deadliest viruses known, researchers reported Wednesday.
The treatment provides 100 percent protection to monkeys when given right after exposure. But it also helps even after symptoms …Viruses
In many people’s minds, the weevil is associated with ravaged crops, ruined farmers and vast, forsaken fields, but New York City is about to unleash some 5,000 Asian weevils in several parks to attack a prolific vine that poses a threat to native plants and trees.
The beetles, each roughly the size …Insects
WASHINGTON — Health officials confirmed Wednesday that bats in Saudi Arabia were the source of the mysterious virus that has sickened 96 people in the Middle East, killing 47 of them.
The outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS, has been going on for 15 months, with most victims …Viruses
ATLANTA — Lyme disease is about 10 times more common than previously reported, health officials said Monday.
As many as 300,000 Americans are actually diagnosed with Lyme disease each year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced.
Usually, only 20,000 to 30,000 illnesses are reported …
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Small prey fish can grow a bigger 'eye' on their rear fins as a way of distracting predators and dramatically boosting their chances of survival, new …Fish
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Oct. 1, 2015 — How do our brains allow us to smile and breathe? Scientists have identified a network of neurons in the nerve cords of live fruit fly …Zoology