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New book shows man-made detriments to the survival of select species DETROIT (PRWEB) April 14, 2015 According to the World Wide Fund For Nature, today’s
VANCOUVER, April 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Golden Queen Mining Co. Ltd.
After sea turtles hatch from their ocean-side nests, they scamper to the sea and disappear for several years, a period of time referred to as the “lost years.” It has been thought that the turtle are subject to the whims of ocean currents and simply drift along during their adolescent years; however a new study has found that young sea turtles are actually strong swimmers.
New research from the University of Waterloo has revealed that foreign species invading a new ecosystem use local landmarks as a beacon for mating, sort of like nature’s nightclub.
500-Pound Leatherback Sea Turtle Receiving Treatment at South Carolina Aquarium Charleston, S.C.
Rehabilitation at the South Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle Hospital Saves Four Kemps Ridley Sea Turtles Charleston, S.C.
Winner of the 2014 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award, this volume by Dr.
Six Sea Turtles Set to Return to the Atlantic Ocean February 10 Charleston, S.C.
The public is invited to attend this engaging evening and learn how poaching and illegal trading of the snow leopard’s exquisite fur and highly valued body parts are putting the animal in significant
Donation Part of Dinant's Successful Tapir Breeding Program TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, Dec.
The Javan rhinoceros (Rhinoceros sondaicus), also known as the Sunda rhinoceros or the lesser one-horned rhinoceros, is one of five living species of rhino that can be found in a small area in western Java in Ujung Kulon National Park. Its range once extended from Bengal and Assam to Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam, and Laos and included the islands of Sumatra and Java. This species prefers to reside in grasslands, rainforests, and reed beds with abundant vegetation and water at higher...
Baird’s Tapir (Tapirus bairdii) is native to Central America and northern areas of South America. It is among three species of tapir that is native to Latin America. Baird’s tapir was named after Spencer Fullerton Baird, an American naturalist who observed the creatures in 1843 on a trip to Mexico, even though W. T. White, another American naturalist, made the first documentation of the tapir. Commonly known as danta by people throughout its range, this tapir has been given other...
The Bonytail Chub (Gila elegans) is a species of freshwater fish native to certain areas of Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada and Utah in the United States. Bonytail chub prefer backwaters with rocky or muddy bottoms and flowing pools, although they have been reported in swiftly moving water. They are mostly restricted to rocky canyons today, but were historically abundant in the wide downstream sections of rivers. It is the rarest of the endemic big-river fishes of the Colorado River. It...
The Gray Bat (Myotis grisescens), is a small bat that lives in caves throughout the southern United States. It usually chooses caves which are located within one mile of a river or reservoir. The range of the endangered gray bat is concentrated in the cave regions of Arkansas, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Alabama, with occasional colonies and individuals found in adjacent states. The species' present total population is estimated to number over 1,500,000. The gray bat's range overlaps...
The Rothschild's Birdwing (Ornithoptera rothschildi), is a large butterfly from the birdwing genus endemic to the Arfak Mountains, Western New Guinea. The Rothschild's Birdwing has the most restricted distribution of all birdwings. Its preferred habitat is flowering meadows in an altitude from 6500 to 8800 feet. The females can reach a wingspan up to 6 inches. The forewings are dark brown to blackish brown with creamy white to grayish spots. The hindwings rimmed with black scales and have...
- An excessive appetite for food.
- The eating of many different types of food.
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