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2015-05-28 08:23:59

WASHINGTON, May 28, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ - A new app has been created to promote whale friendly tourism in Iceland. The free 'Whappy' app, launched today in Reykjavik by the

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2015-05-27 10:29:25

Not only does this one expert believe we will turn ourselves into cyborgs, but he believes we will do it soon.

2015-05-26 16:25:05

Narrated by two-time Golden Globe® nominee, Ewan McGregor LOS ANGELES, May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Audiences will splash into a new 3-D giant-screen adventure when Humpback

2015-05-26 08:37:16

Sapiens smoothly migrated millions of contacts; Sapiens IDIT modules manage Turkish insurer's policy administration, agency commission, billing and collection ROCHELLE PARK, New Jersey, May

2015-05-19 12:33:29

Requests for Proposal will launch on World Oceans Day ORLANDO, Fla., May 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc.

This is a surface active group of right whales. (Credit: Jenny Tennessen/Syracuse University)
2015-05-19 08:23:38

There are certain people who can be easily identified by their voices. For instance, if you close your eyes and listen, you can undoubtedly tell when someone like James Earl Jones or Morgan Freeman are speaking, simply by the tone and timbre of the sounds they produce.

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2015-05-13 11:57:28

WhaleWatch, a new initiative by NASA, will seek to prevent whales from colliding with vessels and fishing gear.

2015-05-08 16:21:50

Oceana releases new PSA featuring Mara, highlighting threats of drift gillnets to marine life WASHINGTON, May 8, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Oceana released a new

isthmia
2015-04-30 08:37:45

Call him isthmia. Well. More properly: Nanokogia isthmia. This is the name of an extinct species of pygmy sperm whale recently discovered in Central America--by Dr. Jorge Velez-Juarbe and an international team of researchers.

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2015-04-26 12:44:16

Compared to other primates, human mothers and babies have a particularly hard time during delivery, and although women have not gotten bigger pelvises, the shape of the pelvis and the baby's head size come together to make it a little easier.


Latest Megafauna Reference Libraries

Afrikaner Sheep
2014-09-16 09:18:15

The Afrikaner sheep, also known as the cape fat tail, is a breed of domestic sheep that is native to South Africa. It is one of the oldest sheep breeds in that area and is a descendant of sheep brought from the Khoikhoin people in the Middle East. There are two types of this breed, known as the Namaqua Afrikaner and the Ronderib Afrikaner, and it is thought that the Ronderib type was the first type of sheep to be introduced into Australia. The Afrikaner sheep is a hardy breed and is known...

Cetology
2013-10-02 11:21:29

Cetology is a branch of marine mammal science that studies about eighty species of dolphins, whales, and porpoise, all of which are classified within the Cetacea order. Cetologists, who practice cetology, work to understand the distribution, development, behavior, and other aspects of cetaceans. The study of cetaceans began in the Classical era. About 2,300 years ago, Aristotle documented details about some cetacean species, calling them mammals, while traveling on the Aegean Sea with...

Dall’s Porpoise, Phocoenoides dalliz
2013-08-29 10:15:35

Dall’s porpoise (Phocoenoides dalliz) can only be found in the North Pacific, with a range that includes the Sea of Japan and the Okhotsk and Bering Seas. This range extends to southern California in the east and to the southern waters of Japan in the west. When normal weather patterns change and waters become colder, this species can be found in in Baja, California, specifically in Scammon's Lagoon, and strays can occasionally be found in the Chukchi Sea. It prefers to reside in cold...

North Atlantic Right Whale, Eubalaena glacialis
2013-08-26 11:17:56

The North Atlantic right whale (Eubalaena glacialis), also known as the black right whale or the northern right whale, is one of three right whales in the Eubalaena genus. It can be found in a small population of about 396 individuals in the western North Atlantic. If it does occur in the eastern North Atlantic, experts assert that it only numbers in the tens, making it nearly extinct in that area. This species migrates into the western North Atlantic to feed in the spring, summer, and fall...

Con Rit
2013-08-26 07:37:45

The con rit is a mythical creature of the oceans around southeast Asia, mainly off the coast of Vietnam. It is considered to be a type of sea serpent but with a strange appearance. Vietnamese folklore considers the con rit as a water dragon. In Vietnamese, the word con rit translates to millipede. Resembling a giant millipede, it is said to be about 50 feet long with jointed and armored segments, each being two to three feet in length with a pair of legs attached. The coloration of this...

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Word of the Day
meacock
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).