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Rare Black Sea Devil Caught on Film for the First Time

The anglerfish survived capture and is now being studied in a specially equipped laboratory.<p>With its gaping mouth, needle-sharp teeth, and slightly startled expression, the black sea devil anglerfish seems tailor-made for the spotlight.<p><b>And in fact, one particular female got her close-up on November</b> …

The Latest Threat to Siberian Tigers: Canine Distemper

Wildlife<p>Rare Siberian tigers face a new threat. (Photograph by John Goodrich)<p><b>Talking Tigers: Part 8 of a 12-part series</b><p><b>The first signs that something was wrong came in 2000. Gaunt Siberian tigers (Panthera tigris altaica)</b> <b>began wandering through villages and staggered haltingly across roads in</b> …

Our Favorite Pictures of Cats You've Never Heard Of

The 'true' story of a Pokémon game that turns you into a murderer

There are two versions of Pokémon Black: the one you know and the one that will make you a cold-blooded killer.<p>The former is the first game of the fifth generation of the series, first released alongside <i>Pokémon White</i> in Japan in 2010. The other you is quite different. Rumored to be found in a flea …

Introduced snake found in Galapagos highlands

Galapagos residents were surprised on Sunday, when their car ran over an introduced snake on the road that runs across the central island of Santa Cruz.<p>Thankfully, they had the presence of mind to collect the red-and-black striped reptile and hand it in to staff at the Galapagos National Park …

Plate 1: “The peculiar Ornithology of New Zealand” according to Alfred Russel Wallace

No country on the globe can offer such an extraordinary set of birds as are here depicted.<p>So wrote Alfred Russel Wallace of “the peculiar Ornithology of New Zealand” in <i>The Geographical Distribution of Animals</i>. For this publication, he teamed up with Johann Baptist Zwecker, a German-born artist with …

Anti-Whaling Activists Put Focus on Complex Law and Bloody Tradition

Despite opposition from scientists and animal advocates, Japanese whaling continues in Antarctica, fueled by nationalism.<p>As reports of dead minke whales in the Southern Ocean circulate, the battle over Japanese whaling heats up in turbulent waters.<p><b>Video shot by an aircraft operated by the</b> …

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #58

Wildlife<p>Please help us continue our work by donating to the Wild Bird Trust: <b>http://www.wildbirdtrust.com/donations/</b><p>Go to the new Wild Bird Trust website to learn more about our research and conservation projects in Africa.<p>Your wild bird photographs can now be submitted at:<p>www.wildbirdtrust.com/top25<p>…

20,000 Species Are Near Extinction: Is it Time to Rethink How We Decide Which to Save?

Last of the Last<p>Choosing the ones to save is driven mostly by whether we like them or not.<p>M. Sanjayan remembers debating grad school biology classmates about the fate of the California condor back in the 1990s, when the bird was on the brink of extinction.<p>Should the condor, which had almost been …

Art of Collection

Boston-based photographer Rosamond Purcell has made a career of diving into natural-history collections and surfacing with unforgettable images.

World's Biggest Elephant Shrew Tracked in Tanzania

The gray-faced sengi faces an uncertain future in its rain forest home, experts say.<p>The gray-faced sengi is good at hiding out.<p>It was not until 2005 that scientists discovered this species of elephant shrew, a mammal found only in Tanzania. First captured in a camera trap image, the species was …

5 Animals That Look Like Lady Gaga

Wildlife<p><b>So theatrical, so blazing with color, so much larger than life—are we talking about Lady Gaga or a sea slug?</b><p>Despite being one of the most creatively outfitted performers of all time, Lady Gaga has some competition in the animal world. Nature’s show-stoppers include everything from insects …

For a Nearly Hundred-foot-long Jellyfish, It’s Christmas All Year

<b>Like the fuzzy tinsel used to deck Christmas trees, this jellyfish relative—known as Apolemia—looks soft enough to cuddle. But keep in mind that it’s also armed with tiny poison-filled needles, which it shoots into animals unfortunate enough to blunder into it.</b><p><i>Apolemia</i> is part of a group called the …

U.S. Giant Salamanders Slipping Away: Inside the Fight to Save the Hellbender

Two-foot-long amphibian declining due to unhealthy streams, disease.<p>Snot otters. Lasagna lizards. Allegheny alligators. With nicknames like these, you'd think the actual animal, a salamander more commonly known as a hellbender, would be a natural poster child for endangered wildlife.<p>Instead, …

Alien Cockroach Species Invading the U.S.

<b>New York City, home to eight million people and untold numbers of cockroaches, just got a few more of the latter.</b><p>A newly seen species, <i>Periplaneta japonica,</i> has just been <i></i>discovered in New York’s elevated High Line park. As its name implies, the cockroach is native to Japan, and this is the first …

Orange Octopus, More Creatures Found Deep in Antarctic Sea

Wildlife<p><b>A sea snail feeding off a dead octopus’ beak is among the 30 new species found during an expedition to Antarctica‘s Amundsen Sea (map), according to the first study to shed light on the sea’s</b> <b>bottom dwellers.</b><p>The newfound sea snail, or limpet, is from a group that specializes in feeding on …

‘Touchy’ bacteria grow tendrils around flaws

A common soil-dwelling microbe appears to have a sense of touch, researchers report.<p>A new study finds that <i>Bacillus mycoides</i>, a bacterium known to …

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Homesick Owls Confusing Airports With Arctic Tundra

A record number of migrating snowy owls are causing trouble at U.S. airports.<p>Despite their renowned wisdom, snowy owls migrating south are mistaking airport runways for safe habitat, putting themselves, and air travelers, at risk.<p>Right now, perhaps the largest ever number of Arctic snowy owls—yes, …