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First Meal Important To Young Viviparous Lizards
2013-07-04 04:49:07

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online We have all heard of 'formative years' that can influence a person's view of the world and, consequently, their behavior - but a new study published in the journal Cell Biology has found for certain lizards their very first meal can have lasting impacts on everything from their future range to agility. "A mere detail in life can make all the difference for the fate of individuals," said co-author Manuel Massot of Universite Pierre et...

Japan Defends Whale Killing Activities In International Court
2013-07-02 15:57:41

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Japan defended its controversial whaling activities on Tuesday in front of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague. Last week, Australia went to the United Nation's highest court in an attempt to put an end to Japan's hunting of whales for "scientific" purposes. The country said Japan's excuse to kill whales for scientific reasons is nothing more than a disguise to simply hunt the animals. Australia pointed out that Japan...

Australians Attack Japanese Whaling
2013-06-26 12:34:52

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Australia stood up at the United Nation's highest court on Wednesday and defended the largest mammals on Earth. Representatives argued before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague that Japan's excuse to hunt whales for "scientific" purposes is nothing more than a disguise to simply hunt whales. Australia argued that Japan is exploiting a loophole by continuing to hunt whales as "scientific research" in spite of a...

2013-04-23 13:06:12

Traffic accidents involving wildlife are on the rise in Europe. The establishment of a time pattern for the accidents could be useful for increasing safety and preventing human and animal deaths. On the basis of this objective, a team of researchers have established at what time, on what day of the week and in which month accidents involving boar and roe deer are most likely to take place. Car accidents involving animals are a serious and growing problem in Europe. They pose a risk for...

2013-03-08 00:24:30

Current approaches to deer management are failing to control a serious and growing problem, according to new research by the University of East Anglia (UEA). Researchers drove more than 1140 miles at night and used thermal imaging and night vision equipment to quantify the population of roe and muntjac deer in a unique study spanning the border of Norfolk and Suffolk. The results, published today in the Journal of Wildlife Management, show for the first time that present management...

2013-02-06 23:02:09

Antler Farms, producer of world's best deer velvet antler, clears the air on deer velvet antler products after the February 4, 2013 Sports Illustrated article creates misinformation on today's most controversial supplement. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February 06, 2013 Deer velvet antler is a hot topic these days. Interest in the supplement has been sky high ever since Sports Illustrated reported of Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis´ alleged usage of deer velvet antler pills and...

2013-02-03 23:03:23

AntlerX IGF-1 Deer Antler Spray Supplement meets new customer demand with a new 90 day money back guarantee on the leading deer antler velvet extract product available. Learn why AntlerX IGF-1 Spray´s risk-free 90 day refund policy makes it the best deer antler supplement available. New Orleans, Louisiana (PRWEB) February 03, 2013 In a world where body image and physical health are growing more important by the day, AntlerX´s premium IGF-1 Deer Antler Velvet Spray formula is now...

2013-02-02 23:03:48

AntlerX Deer Antler Spray supplement now comes with 100MG of IGF-1 for maximum strength and endurance. Learn how the AntlerX proprietary blend of deer antler velvet extract is providing a natural solution to building lean muscle mass and tone. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) February 02, 2013 AntlerX Deer Antler Spray supplement is proud to announce an upgraded formula of potent and pure deer antler velvet extract with 100MG for maximum benefit and results in each serving. AntlerX is now one of...

Dense Deer Populations Damage Plant Diversity
2013-01-02 11:35:44

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The proliferation of roe deer in the U.K. appears to be impacting woodland ecosystems, according to a new study from researchers in at Durham University. After visiting sites and collecting data over a span of two years, the ecologists found that the area with the largest roe deer population also had the lowest level of vegetation cover and bird population. It is the first study on U.K. deer with this type of precision and scope....

Best Food Chosen By Dominant Deer Hinds
2012-07-20 09:26:13

Deer hinds (Cervus elaphus) have a hierarchical organisation system: the oldest and largest hold the most dominant positions. Therefore, a nutrient rich diet benefits the more dominant hinds, who have preferential access to the best food sources. This allows them to grow even bigger, improving their milk production and body condition. Published in the PLoS ONE journal and headed by the University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM), the study demonstrates how even when food is in abundance, the...


Latest Fauna of Ireland Reference Libraries

Natterjack Toad, Epidalea calamita
2014-09-16 16:07:34

The natterjack toad, Epidalea Calamita, formerly Bufo calamita, is a toad endemic to sandy and heathland areas of Europe. The adults are about 60 to 70 millimeters long and are set apart from common toads by a yellow colored line that runs down the middle of the back. They have fairly short legs, and this provides them with a characteristic step, compared to the hopping movement of many other toad species. Natterjacks have a very loud and distinct mating call, amplified by the single vocal...

Grey Seal, Halichoerus grypus
2012-11-05 11:36:13

The grey seal (Halichoerus grypus), known as the gray seal in the United States is a species that can be found on shores on both sides of the North Atlantic Ocean. Its other common names include the Atlantic grey seal and the horsehead seal, because of its elongated nose. It has a large range on the shores of Ireland and Great Britain, with larger populations residing in areas including the Farne Islands near the Northumberland Coast, North Rona near northern Scotland, and Ramsey Island near...

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2007-01-22 15:53:53

The pine marten (Martes martes) is an animal in the weasel family, native to Northern Europe. It's around the size of a domestic cat. Its body is up to 20.87 in (53 cm) long; its bushy tail can be 9.84 in (25 cm). Males are slightly larger than females. On average a marten weighs 3.3 lb (1.5 kg). Their fur is usually light to dark brown and grows longer and silkier during the winter months. They have a cream to yellow colored "bib" marking on their throats. Their habitat is usually...

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2007-01-10 12:35:03

The greater white-toothed shrew (Crocidura russula) is a small shrew found in Europe and North Africa. Its preferred habitats are grassland and woodland. It is slightly larger than the lesser white-toothed shrew but otherwise very similar. It can often be distinguished only by close inspection of its teeth.

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2006-11-11 17:48:24

The Fallow Deer (Dama dama) is a ruminant mammal belonging to the family Cervidae. The male is a buck, the female is a doe, and the young a fawn. Bucks are 4.5 to 5.2 ft (140-160 cm long) and 3 to 3.3 ft (90-100 cm) shoulder height, and 60-85 kg in weight; does are 130-150 cm long and 75-85 cm shoulder height, and 66 to 110 pounds (30-50 kg) in weight. Fawns are born in spring at about 1 ft (30 cm) and weigh around 10 pounds (4.5 kg). The life span is around 12 years. The first ever Fallow...

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Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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