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Eurasian Beaver Diversity In Question
2014-02-19 09:53:51

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Long-prized for their thick fur, the cuddly Eurasian beaver has been hunted by humans for thousands of years and a new genetic study from a large group of international researchers has found that predation by humans has significantly cut down the genetic diversity of these animals. “While beaver populations have been growing rapidly since the late 19th century when conservation efforts began, genetic diversity within modern beaver...

2014-01-23 16:22:47

NEW YORK, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- McGraw-Hill Construction's ENR (http://enr.construction.com) today announced that the publication's editor-in-chief, Jan Tuchman, has been honored by industry association the Beavers as the recipient of its 2014 award for service to the construction industry. The Beavers awards recognize individuals for their achievements and contributions to the heavy construction industry in the categories of management, supervision, and engineering, and...

Beaver Activity Gives Canada Geese Earlier Access To Thawing Ponds
2013-02-14 08:03:12

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from the University of Alberta, published in a recent issue of Mammalian Biology, reveals that busy beavers help Canada geese get an earlier start when the birds fly home and begin nesting in the spring. The researchers found that in ponds in Alberta where beavers were active, an earlier thaw of winter snowpack resulted, giving Canada geese a better chance at reproductive success. This study is the first to link early...

2012-09-16 23:01:55

Beaver Creek Aquatics owner Justin Beaver announces they are now offering scientifically enhanced pond supply products that have been developed to improve the health of all aquatic life. The new product line is guaranteed to work great for all pond types including Koi Ponds. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) September 16, 2012 Beaver says, “For the better part of eight years, I have been taking care of a number of aquariums and ponds. My studies in Biology with a major in Ecology Behavior and...

Do Beavers Benefit Wild Salmon In Scotland
2012-08-09 16:47:45

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online According to a study by the University of Southampton, reintroduced European beavers could have an encouraging impact on wild salmon populations in Scotland. Due to their dam building activities and potential to block migratory life phases, representatives from recreational fisheries north and south of the border are concerned that beavers can harm economically important fish stocks. However, results of a study conducted by...

2011-01-03 15:05:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Game Commission is seeking public input on a draft beaver management plan, which can be reviewed on the agency's website (www.pgc.state.pa.us) by clicking on the "Draft Beaver Management Plan" icon under the large photo in the center of the homepage. Public comments on the agency's beaver management plan will be accepted until March 3, via the website or by mail to: Beaver Management Plan, Pennsylvania Game...

2011-01-03 15:02:26

When engineers restore rivers, one Kansas State University professor hopes they'll keep a smaller engineer in mind: the North American beaver. Beavers are often called ecosystem engineers because they can radically alter stream or valley bottom ecosystems, said Melinda Daniels, an associate professor of geography who recently studied the connection between beavers and river restoration. Beaver dams create diverse river landscapes, she said, and can turn a single-thread channel stream into a...

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2010-05-09 06:40:00

A Canadian ecologist has discovered the world's largest beaver dam, located in a remote area of northern Alberta, which can be seen from space. Researcher Jean Thie said he used satellite imagery and Google Earth software to find the dam, which is about 2,800 feet long on the southern edge of Wood Buffalo National Park. The average beaver dam in Canada is about 32 to 328 feet long, and it is rare to even see one as big as about 1,640 feet. The dam, which was first discovered in October...

2009-09-29 15:19:15

Massachusetts Highway Department officials said a pair of tenacious beavers used mud to clog a plastic pipe inserted into their dam to drain a flooded road. The department said workers initially used backhoes to breach the dam in wetlands next to Den Rock Park in Lawrence, but the animals quickly rebuilt the barrier and flooding resumed on Route 114, the Boston Globe reported Tuesday. The officials then inserted the plastic pipe into the dam to allow the water to flow away from the road, but...


Latest Beavers Reference Libraries

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2006-12-26 10:31:18

The North American Beaver (Castor canadensis) is a large semi-aquatic rodent native to Canada. Also it is native to most of the United States and parts of northern Mexico. Its fur is dark brown. It has a rounded head, a large flat paddle-shaped tail and webbed hind feet. The unwebbed front paws are smaller, with claws. This is the largest rodent found in North America and the second largest rodent in the world (the largest rodent being the South American capybara). Beavers are mainly...

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2006-12-14 14:25:06

The European Beaver (Castor fiber) is an endangered aquatic mammal that was hunted almost to extinction in Europe. This beaver is now being re-introduced throughout Europe. Several thousand live on the Elbe, Rhone, and Danube. It also lives in parts of Scandinavia. They have been reintroduced in Bavaria and The Netherlands. They are tending to spread to new locations. The beaver became extinct in Britain in the sixteenth century. There is now a project that is reintroducing the species to...

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2006-12-12 14:44:47

Beavers are semi-aquatic rodents native to North America and Europe. They are the only living members of the family Castoridae. Genetic research has shown the European and North American beaver populations to be distinct species and that hybridization is unlikely. General Beavers are best known for their natural trait of building dams in rivers and streams. They build their homes in the eventual artificial pond. They are the second largest rodents in the world. Beavers continue to...

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2006-12-12 14:27:19

The Mountain Beaver (Aplodontia rufa) is a primitive rodent unrelated to beavers and not usually found in mountain areas. It has several common names including Aplodontia, Sewellel, Boomer, Ground Bear, and Giant Mole. This species is the only member of its genus, Aplodontia, and family, Aplodontiidae. Characteristics Mountain Beavers are brown in color, but fur can range from slightly more reddish or blackish depending on subspecies. There is a light patch under each ear. The animals...

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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
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