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Energy Demands Are Sometimes Too Great For Nursing Sea Otters
2014-06-12 10:25:23

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Living in frigid waters without an insulating layer of blubber, sea otters expend large amounts of energy simply trying to stay alive. When a female sea otter gives birth, the additional strain of nursing and raising a pup can often be too much to cope with, especially after receiving a minor wound or infection. A new report published in the Journal of Experimental Biology examines this "end-lactation syndrome" to understand the energy...

2014-05-22 06:41:46

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences have channeled their inner MacGyver and devised a cheap and easy way to deal with bedbugs using only common household items. According to Jennifer Viegas of Discovery News, the items required to construct the ingenious new trap cost only about a dollar in all, and the new trap provides a “nearly foolproof” alternative to pesticides and...

2014-03-20 23:22:37

Animal welfare leader to bring fur out of people’s closets; only wild animals should have fur. Washington DC (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 Today Born Free USA, a global leader in animal welfare and wildlife conservation, launched “Fur for the Animals,” a donation drive to collect coats, hats, and other accessories made from animal fur and donate them to wildlife rescue rehabilitation centers across the country. The facilities will use them to provide familiar comfort, warmth and bedding...

Eurasian Beaver Diversity In Question
2014-02-19 09:53:51

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Long-prized for their thick fur, the cuddly Eurasian beaver has been hunted by humans for thousands of years and a new genetic study from a large group of international researchers has found that predation by humans has significantly cut down the genetic diversity of these animals. “While beaver populations have been growing rapidly since the late 19th century when conservation efforts began, genetic diversity within modern beaver...

2013-10-16 23:02:22

Rodent Guys has expanded their raccoon trapping, skunk trapping, opossum removal and squirrel removal service to include Diamond Bar and Walnut, California. Diamond Bar and Walnut, CA (PRWEB) October 16, 2013 Diamond Bar and Walnut, California wildlife trapping is a common call for raccoon trapping, skunk removal, opossum trappers and squirrel removal. The non-populated vegetation surrounding the homes in Diamond Bar and Walnut is the natural habitat for these wildlife. Skunks and other...

2013-10-15 23:01:23

Rodent Guys expands their services in Claremont and La Verne area with animal trapping services for raccoon, skunks, opossums and squirrels. Los Angeles and Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) October 15, 2013 La Verne and Claremont, California animal trapping are common calls for raccoon removal, skunk removal, opossum removal and squirrel removal. The natural area surrounding the homes in Claremont and La Verne is the natural habitat for these wild animals. Rodents and other animals are seeking...

2013-10-15 23:00:40

Rodent Guys Pest Control now offers their live animal trapping services in San Dimas and Glendora, California. Skunk removal, raccoon trapping and other wildlife can be humanely removed from residential and commercial properties. Glendora and San Dimas, CA (PRWEB) October 15, 2013 Glendora and San Dimas, California wildlife removal is a regular call for raccoon trapping, skunk eradication, opossum trappers and squirrel eradication. The non-populated vegetation surrounding the homes in...

Bed Bugs Captured More Effectively Using New Trap
2013-08-06 08:13:05

Entomological Society of America An effective and affordable bed bug monitor can be made by incorporating a new pitfall trap design, a chemical lure, and a sugar-and-yeast mixture to produce carbon dioxide A new pitfall trap designed to capture bed bugs is more effective than those currently on the market, according to the authors of an article appearing in the next issue of the Journal of Economic Entomology. The authors also found that traps baited with an experimental chemical lure...

Beaver Activity Gives Canada Geese Earlier Access To Thawing Ponds
2013-02-14 08:03:12

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from the University of Alberta, published in a recent issue of Mammalian Biology, reveals that busy beavers help Canada geese get an earlier start when the birds fly home and begin nesting in the spring. The researchers found that in ponds in Alberta where beavers were active, an earlier thaw of winter snowpack resulted, giving Canada geese a better chance at reproductive success. This study is the first to link early...

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Steller Sea Lion, Eumetopias jubatus
2012-11-01 07:34:19

The Steller sea lion (Eumetopias jubatus) is a species that can be found in the northern Pacific. It is also known as Steller's sea lion or the northern sea lion and is the only member of its genus, Eumetopias. Its range stretches from Gulf of Alaska to the Sea of Okhotsk and the Kuril Islands in Russia. Its southern range includes Año Nuevo Island near California. Although it once bred as far south as the Channel Islands, it has not been seen there since the 1980’s. Traditionally,...

2007-06-25 07:44:10

The Muskrat or Musquash, Ondatra zibethicus, is a large aquatic rodent native to North America (Alaska, Canada, United States, northern Mexico), and has been introduced in parts of Europe. In the Mid-Atlantic states it is nicknamed "˜Swamp Bunny'. Muskrats live in wetlands such as ponds, lakes, marshes, and river banks. Adult muskrats weigh up to 3.75 pounds. Adult body length is usually between 9.75 and 15.75 inches long, with a strong, laterally compressed tail 8 to 10 inches long. The...

2007-01-23 14:07:41

The sea otter (Enhydra lutris) is a large otter native to the North Pacific, from northern Japan and Kamchatka east across the Aleutian Islands south to California. The heaviest of the otters, sea otters are the only species within the genus Enhydra. They were hunted extensively for their luxurious fur. Its estimated that a half million to a million otters were killed over time. The population is thought to have been 150,000 to 300,000 historically before the years of the great hunt....

2006-12-26 10:31:18

The North American Beaver (Castor canadensis) is a large semi-aquatic rodent native to Canada. Also it is native to most of the United States and parts of northern Mexico. Its fur is dark brown. It has a rounded head, a large flat paddle-shaped tail and webbed hind feet. The unwebbed front paws are smaller, with claws. This is the largest rodent found in North America and the second largest rodent in the world (the largest rodent being the South American capybara). Beavers are mainly...

2006-12-12 14:44:47

Beavers are semi-aquatic rodents native to North America and Europe. They are the only living members of the family Castoridae. Genetic research has shown the European and North American beaver populations to be distinct species and that hybridization is unlikely. General Beavers are best known for their natural trait of building dams in rivers and streams. They build their homes in the eventual artificial pond. They are the second largest rodents in the world. Beavers continue to...

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