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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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An app lets anyone log the numbers of endangered animals – by listening to their calls
TO THE untrained ear, the chirping noises made by many small …Insects
The ugliest animals on earth: Blobfish, axolotl and proboscis monkey battle it out to be named least attractive beast
Other contenders for the prize include the pubic louse and the pig-nosed turtle
As contests go, being named The Ugliest Creature on Earth feels like …Zoology
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 …
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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The passenger pigeon, the dodo …Zoology
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
Companies seeking breakthrough products tend to ignore the greatest invention machine in the universe: life’s more than three-billion-year history of …Nature
Biodiversification isn’t always favored by living in a hotspot of biodiversity, suggests a study of Australian wood shrubs. The finding goes against …