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2013-07-02 23:04:34

Underground Elephant named as one of the 2013 Best Places to Work in San Diego. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) July 02, 2013 This countywide survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in San Diego, benefiting the county's economy, its workforce and businesses. Underground Elephant is extremely proud to have been named one of the Best Places to Work in San Diego. Taylor Butler, Underground Elephant’s Human Resources Manager, said,...

African Elephant Ivory Tracked With Carbon-14 Dating
2013-07-02 05:12:28

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Almost 25 years ago, an international ban was placed on the sale of ivory to slow the tide of elephant deaths. Currently, the slaughter rate for African elephants is such that they might be extinct before the end of the century if it continues unchecked. The ban allows ivory harvested before 1989 to continue being sold, which puts the burden on law enforcement to distinguish between legal and poached ivory. A team of researchers, led...

Philippines Destroy Five Tons Ivory
2013-06-18 15:40:46

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Philippines has announced it will destroy five tons of seized ivory, a major symbolic step for a nation known for playing a major role in the illegal ivory trade. "The destruction of the items would hopefully bring the Philippines' message across the globe that the country is serious and will not tolerate illegal wildlife trade, and denounces the continuous killing of elephants for illicit ivory trade," Mundita Lim, director of...

2013-06-17 23:22:53

For this summer, A Plus Warehouse is pleased to offer a 5% discount on any work bench. (PRWEB) June 17, 2013 For those A Plus Warehouse friends that are not aware, it is approaching summer. What better way to start off summer than offering a 5% discount on all workbenches. It is a summer spectacular. Customers love our work benches, and so will the reader of this article. This is because the company has many options to choose from. This article will go into a bit of detail about some of the...

2013-06-06 23:24:58

The non-profit Animal Support is a new supporter of PAWS, a non-profit which advocates for and rescues large, exotic animals following their performance careers in the entertainment industry and animal trades. Beverly Hills, California (PRWEB) June 06, 2013 Animal Support and its co-founders Dr. Michael Omidi, Julian Omidi and Maria Abaca are pleased to support the Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS), an organization that builds and maintains exotic captive animal sanctuaries. PAWS, a...

2013-05-30 23:25:50

Sharing the work of Puritan´s diagnostic, forensic, medical, and food safety customers and how they use Puritan's single-use medical products. Guilford, ME (PRWEB) May 30, 2013 Puritan Medical Products Co., LLC has launched a new series of news posts to show how its customers use Puritan's single-use medical products across a variety of disciplines, including forensics, diagnostics, DNA research, health and beauty, food safety, and medical treatment, among others. As North...

Well-Preserved Woolly Mammoth With Flowing Blood Discovered In Siberia
2013-05-29 14:17:34

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The dream of bringing woolly mammoths back to life has been a bit of a stretch. But a new discovery in Russia's Far East is providing the best chance of that becoming a reality yet. Russian scientists say they discovered a female Siberian woolly mammoth carcass with flowing blood, in below freezing temperatures in Siberia. While performing the excavation, the team broke ice cavities with a pick pole and blood came running out....

Ivory Hunters Behind Largest Elephant Slaughter Since February 2012
2013-05-09 15:03:36

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In February 2012, poachers on horseback entered into Cameroon´s Bouba N´Djida National Park and killed at least 300 elephants, according to a CNN report. According to a new report from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), poachers entered into Dzanga-Ndoki National Park and into an area known as the “village of elephants” this week. Eye witness reports claim the poachers were shooting in the direction of the...

NY Students Help Research Into How Elephants Respond To Verbal, Visual Cues
2013-04-20 06:34:38

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online According to new research published in Wednesday´s edition of the journal PLoS ONE, elephants are unable to recognize visual cues provided by humans — a discovery which could help shape future conservation efforts to help protect the massive mammals from poaching and other dangers. The study was a collaboration between the non-profit organization Think Elephants International and a team of 12- to 14-year-old students...


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2005-06-02 11:31:58

The Northern Elephant Seal (Mirounga angustirostris) is one of two species of elephant seal (the other is the Southern Elephant Seal). It is a member of the Phocidae ("true seals") family. Elephant seals get their name from their great size (the Southern Elephant Seal is the larger of the two species) and the fact that the adult males have a large proboscis, which is used in making extraordinarily loud roaring noises, especially during the mating season. There is a great sexual dimorphism...

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