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

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 has found for certain lizards their very first meal can have lasting impacts on everything from their future range to agility.

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

Japan defended its controversial whaling activities on Tuesday in front of the International Court of Justice in The Hague.

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

Australian representatives has 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.

2013-04-23 13:06:12

Traffic accidents involving wildlife are on the rise in Europe.

2013-03-08 00:24:30

Current approaches to deer management are failing to control a serious and growing problem.

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

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.

2013-02-02 23:03:48

AntlerX Deer Antler Spray supplement now comes with 100MG of IGF-1 for maximum strength and endurance.

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

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.

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.


Latest Fauna of Ireland Reference Libraries

Common Frog, Rana temporaria
2014-11-18 12:09:00

The Common Frog (Rana temporaria), known also as the European Common Frog or the European Common Brown Frog, is located throughout much of Europe as far north as well north of the Arctic Circle in Scandinavia and as far east as the Urals, except for the majority of Iberia, southern Italy, and the southern Balkans. The farthest west it can be found is Ireland, where it has long been considered erroneously to be an entirely introduced species. These frogs measure about 2.4 to 3.5 inches and...

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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Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.