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Woolly Mammoths And Other Megafauna Suffered From A Loss Of Plant Diversity
2014-02-06 09:29:49

Scientists have put forth many theories on why woolly mammoths and other large animals went extinct around 10,000 years ago, from the devastating effects of a comet impact to overhunting by humans.

Fossils Reveal Eclectic Ancient Marine Mammals Of North Pacific
2014-02-06 08:47:30

The pre-Ice Age marine mammals of the North Pacific were a diverse and fascinating lot, according to an analysis of hundreds of fossil bones and teeth excavated from the San Francisco Bay Area's Purisima Formation.

Human Activities In Southeast Atlantic Affect Humpback Whale Routes
2014-02-06 07:12:13

Swimming off the coast of Africa, humpback whales encounter more than warm waters for mating and bearing young, according to a new study led by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS).

Stranded Whales Lead Scientists To Discovery Of A New Species
2014-02-05 14:06:36

Researchers say they have discovered a new species of beaked whale after studying several stranded cetaceans on remote tropical islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. The first of these new species was discovered more than 50 years ago.

Last Glacial Age Decimated Global Killer Whale Population
2014-02-05 09:53:07

A new study from an international team of researchers has found that killer whale populations around the world were decimated by the last Ice Age that occurred around 40,000 years ago.

Lawsuit Lands US Navy's Potentially Harmful Sonar Training Exercises
2014-01-28 10:58:03

In December, the National Marine Fisheries Service authorized Navy sonar training exercises off the coasts of Hawaii and California through 2018. This authorization came despite admittance by the Navy that the work will kill up to 155 marine mammals and harm numerous others.

2014-01-23 23:00:51

Kyle Kittleson Launches Article and Video Claiming to Tell the Real Story About Operations and Animal Treatment at SeaWorld Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 23,

2014-01-23 08:34:00

SAPRUN to serve as Sapiens distributor and integrator for the Russian and CIS market HOLON, Israel, Jan 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sapiens International Corporation N.V.

Primates Expend Less Energy
2014-01-14 07:54:31

Humans and other primates burn 50 percent fewer calories each day than other mammals, and their slower metabolism could explain why they mature slowly and live longer lives, according to a new study.


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
plim
  • To swell, as grain or wood with water.
The word 'plim' is probably a variant of the word 'plum'.
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