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Falkland Islands Wolf Mystery Solved
2013-03-06 05:19:41

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A research group from the University of Adelaide has found the answer to one of natural history's most intriguing puzzles — the origins of the now extinct Falkland Islands wolf. The new study also reveals how the wolf came to be the only land-based mammal on the islands, which are almost 300 miles from the Argentina mainland. According to prior theories, the wolf somehow rafted on ice or vegetation, crossed a now-submerged land...

2012-03-07 20:36:37

Researchers at the University of Liverpool have found that that the opinions of young people in Argentina towards the Falklands/Malvinas Islands are varied and influenced by a number of factors including geographical location, family history and their views on domestic politics. A pilot study involving 20 18-26 year olds from throughout Argentina, found that despite being well-informed about the sovereignty dispute, young people did not always conform to the views of either the Argentine...

2011-02-14 10:22:00

WATERBURY, Vt., Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Atlanta Photographer Santiago Vanegas sailed below the Antarctic Circle in 2009 aboard a Quark Expeditions vessel. From the 11,000 pictures he took during the 15-day voyage, he has chosen 50 to include in an exhibit titled - Antarctica: Photographs by Santiago Vanegas. The venue for the year long exhibit is the Transportation Hall of Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson International Airport, the busiest in the world. (Photo:...

2011-02-01 08:00:00

WATERBURY, Vt., Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- To showcase the newest ship in the Quark Expeditions fleet, the polar specialist is introducing a new 9-day itinerary - Wildlife Cruise through the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), November 6 to 14, 2011. Commented Quark's president, Hans Lagerweij, "With the addition of Sea Spirit and the new Falkland Islands itinerary, we demonstrate, once again, our commitment to innovation in polar traveling." (Photo:...

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2010-10-20 14:29:46

Sea levels around the Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic have risen since the mid nineteenth century and the rate of sea-level rise has accelerated over recent decades, according to newly published research. The findings are as expected under global warming and consistent with observations elsewhere around the globe. "We have been fortunate in being able to compare modern sea-level measurements obtained from tide gauges and from satellite radar altimeters with historical measurements made...

2010-05-14 14:05:43

Researchers at Durham University have drawn up new maps to show the competing claims of Argentina and the UK for resources in the South Atlantic and Southern Oceans. The publication of the maps follows the discovery of oil south of the Falkland Islands by a British company, Rockhopper Exploration, and a series of historical arguments about sovereignty and the rights to resources in the South Atlantic. Argentina and Britain went to war over sovereignty of the Falklands in 1982, and despite the...

2009-11-13 13:40:44

UCLA biologists, colleagues solve mystery contemplated by Charles Darwin When Charles Darwin visited the Falkland Islands during the voyage of the Beagle in 1835, he saw a wolf-like species, wrote about it in his diaries and correctly commented that it was being hunted in such large numbers that it would soon become extinct. Darwin was baffled by how this animal got on the islands, and it figured heavily in the formation of his ideas on evolution by natural selection. Now, UCLA biologists and...


Latest Falkland Islands Reference Libraries

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2008-08-13 17:03:17

The Black-chinned Siskin (Carduelis barbata), is a species of finch in the Fringillidae family. It is found in Argentina, Chile and the Falkland Islands. Its natural habitats are temperate forests and heavily degraded former forest.

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2007-10-24 13:40:45

The Fairy Prion (Pachyptila turtur), is a small seabird found throughout the oceans and coastal areas in the Southern Hemisphere. Their colonies can be found on Chatham, Snares and Antipodes Islands of New Zealand, Bass Strait Islands of Australia, Falkland Islands, Marion Island, the Crozet Islands and Macquarie Island. The Fairy Prion is about 11 inches long. It has gray upper plumage, black-tipped tail, black "M" wing markings, and white below. Its diet consists mainly of plankton,...

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2007-01-22 13:28:17

The Falkland Island Fox (Dusicyon australis, formerly named Canis antarcticus), also known as the Warrah and occasionally as the Falkland Island Wolf or Antarctic Wolf, was the only native land mammal of the Falkland Islands. This native canid became extinct in 1876 (on West Falkland island), the only known canid to have gone extinct in historical times. The fur of the Falkland Island Fox had a tawny color. The tip of the tail was white. The diet is unknown. Due to the absence of native...

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2006-03-09 10:16:46

The Falkland Steamerduck (Tachyeres brachypterus) is a duck endemic to the Falkland Islands in the southern Atlantic Ocean. It is one of only two bird species native to the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas in Spanish), the other being Cobb's Wren. The Falkland Steamerduck's wings are very short (hence the scientific name: brachy = "short", and pteron = "wing"), making it unable to fly. The plumage of the Falkland Steamerduck is mostly dark grey, but it does have a white stripe behind the...

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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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