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Invasive Water Snakes Could Pose Risk To Native Species In California
2014-06-26 03:53:17

Water snakes, commonly seen in the lakes, rivers and streams of the eastern United States, are invading California waterways and may pose a threat to native and endangered species in the state

2014-05-29 14:39:37

The lunar cycle may synchronize with feeding activity, luring large muskies to take angler bait.

Rare Fungus Kills Endangered Rattlesnakes In Southern Illinois
2012-02-22 04:22:09

A small population of rattlesnakes that already is in decline in southern Illinois faces a new and unexpected threat in the form of a fungus rarely seen in the wild, researchers report.

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2012-02-11 04:28:47

A new study has shown that boosting the estrogen levels of male garter snakes causes them to secrete the same pheromones that females use to attract suitors, and turned the males into just about the sexiest snake in the neighborhood – attracting dozens of other males eager to mate.

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2010-01-11 06:35:00

Thousands of San Francisco's famous sea lions are now calling the Oregon Coast home after their mysterious disappearance from San Francisco's famous Pier 39.

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2009-11-08 06:15:00

The killing of 25 California sea lions over the past two years has had no affect on the growing population of salmon at the base of Bonneville Dam in the Columbia River.

2009-05-05 23:41:15

Illinois wildlife officials are holding a rattlesnake roundup, this one aimed at saving the local population of eastern massasauga snakes. The snakes, growing no more than 2 feet long, are the only rattlesnakes surviving around Chicago. The Illinois Department of Wildlife, working with U.S.

2008-09-25 21:00:21

Jim Crowley, 41, Bloomington, is best known in Central Illinois as a bass expert. He guides anglers to largemouth often, and bass fishing is often the topic when he writes magazine articles or appears on television. But, it's a different story north of the border.

2008-08-11 18:00:00

Conservationists in Wisconsin said they're trying to restore the state's Massasauga rattlesnake population. Massasauga and timber rattlesnakes were once found in every county in the state.

2008-07-10 15:00:30

By Judy Fahys, The Salt Lake Tribune Jul. 10--Jim Dix knows what it's like to have a rattlesnake problem on your hands. His family once fled their home in California when he was a kid because a pet rattler got loose in the house.


Latest Fauna of Canada Reference Libraries

California Mussel, Mytilus californianus
2013-04-16 14:05:39

The California Mussel, Mytilus californianus, is a large and edible mussel, a marine bivalve mollusk belonging to the family Mytilidae. It is native to the west coast of North America, occurring from northern Mexico to the Aleutian Islands of Alaska. California mussels are found in clusters, often in very large aggregations, on rocks in the upper intertidal zone on the open coast, where they are exposed to the strong action of the surf. The shell is thick and is often 80 to 130...

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2007-06-24 17:45:09

The Muskellunge or Muskie or Musky (Esox masquinongy) are large, relatively rare freshwater fish of North America. They are the largest member of the pike family, Esocidae. The name muskellunge comes from the Ojibwe word maashkinoozhe, meaning "ugly pike," by way of French masque allongé (modified from the Ojibwe word by folk etymology), "long mask." Overview Muskellunge are found in the Great Lakes region north to Canada, the St. Lawrence River, Hudson Bay, and in the Upper...

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2007-06-24 17:40:07

The Northern pike, Esox lucius, is a carnivorous fish of brackish and freshwaters of the northern hemisphere. It is also known by the somewhat misleading folk-name, "water wolf". Geographic distribution E. lucius is found throughout the northern hemisphere, including Russia, Europe, the British Isles, and North America. Within North America, there are Northern pike populations in eastern New York, northern New England, most of Canada (though pike are rare in British Columbia),...

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2007-03-19 15:25:21

The Northern Alligator Lizard, Elgaria coerulea, is a medium-sized lizard that lives in the North American west cost. It occurs along the Pacific Coast and in the Rocky Mountains from southern British Columbia through Washington, northern Idaho and western Montana south through Oregon until the coastal range and the Sierra Nevada in central California. These lizards can attain a length of about 10 inches long with nearly 4 inches of it being the snout. They have a distinct skin fold on...

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2007-02-13 15:34:25

The California Sea Lion (Zalophus californianus) is a coastal sea lion of the northern Pacific Ocean. Males grow to 600 lb (300 kg) and 8 ft (2.4 m) long. The females are significantly smaller they are about 200 lb (100 kg) and 6.5 ft (2 m) long. The California Sea Lion has a streamlined body that contains a layer of blubber under the skin to provide warmth and buoyancy. Their large eyes help them adjust to low levels of light in underwater environments, while their whiskers augment their...

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