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Brown tree snakes have caused the extinction of native bird species in Guam and are changing the entire ecosystem of the island, biologists said. University of Washington researchers said birds are important for pollination and controlling insects that feed on plants.
University of New Hampshire researchers have tagged one male and two female leatherback turtles off Cape Cod. They are the first free-swimming leatherbacks ever tagged in New England.
By CYNDI KIGHT By Cyndi Kight Correspondent PRINCESS ANNE At Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge , students of all ages are invited this summer to discover that fun and learning can be synonymous.
If you go down to the beach this summer - you could be in for a painful surprise. Because moon, blue, compass and lion's mane jellyfish are thought to be having their own vacation on the Lincolnshire coast.
By Kelly Marshall Fuller, The Sun News, Myrtle Beach, S.C. Jul. 23--Adults and children hit the beach at 6 a.m. Fridays at Myrtle Beach State Park to search for signs of loggerhead turtles and their nests -- and to clean the beach and find other ways to assist the survival of the threatened species.
To: TRAVEL EDITORS Contact: Eric Garvey, Jekyll Island State Park Authority, +1-912- 635-4081, EGarvey@jekyllisland.com JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga., July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The Jekyll Island State Park Authority (JIA) today announced it's intentions to set greater restrictions on lights near its natural beaches in order to protect sea turtles from the adverse effects of artificial light.
With a name like "Leatherback Turtle" you might think the sea turtles could stand up to just about anything the ocean can throw at them, and for more than a hundred million years, they have. But tough, long-lived critters though they are, the population of leatherbacks in the eastern Pacific Ocean has plummeted by over 90 percent in the last 20 years.
JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. - Terry Norton stood waist-deep in the ocean 100 yards from the beach, watching the sea turtle poke her head above the water for breaths, a little farther out each time, before raising his arm and pointing out to sea in triumph.
By RUSS BYNUM JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. - Weighing 150 pounds and strong enough to require five men to wrestle her out of her saltwater tank, Dylan the sea turtle is ready to be set free after nine years in captivity and a final checkup by her veterinarian.
Conservationists at Blue Reef Aquarium, Newquay, successfully rehabilitated two loggerhead turtles, which became stranded on UK and Irish coasts this year.
The Indian gamma snake (Boiga trigonata) may also be referred to as the common cat snake. The species, a member of the Colubridae family, ranges throughout Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Nepal, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, southern Turkmenistan, southern Uzbekistan, southeastern Tajikistan, and Iran. Due to the vast areas the snake is found, habitats vary greatly from gallery forests to sparse desert shrublands. The Indian gamma snake has a yellow, olive or pale grayish coloration. A white zigzag...
The Tawny cat-eyed snake or Philippine cat snake (Boiga philippina) is a member of the Colubridae family. Regularly found in the Philippines, this cat snake is a rear-fanged species. Typical of most rear-fanged snakes, the tawny cat-eyed snake is mildly venomous. Its venom is slightly stronger than other snakes of this genus but symptoms such as local swelling subside after 2-3 days. There is no threat of death or more serious complications. Measuring up to 7 feet in length, the tawny...
The Sri Lanka cat snake (Boiga ceylonensis) can be found in Sri Lanka and throughout the mountain ranges along the Western side of India, the Western Ghats. A member of the Colubridae family, this species is mildly venomous and bites rarely cause any issues other than some local swelling. The species has a fairly aggressive disposition and is known to strike out and bite when in danger or feels threatened. Typically, a Sri Lanka cat snake measures approximately 4 feet long. You can expect...
The Dog-toothed cat snake (Boiga cynodon), a member of the Colubridae family, is commonly found in southern Thailand and southward toward Malaysia. The dog-toothed cat snake may be fairly slim, yet it is a very long species. It is not uncommon for the snake to measure up to 8 feet. Fangs are found in the rear part of the upper jaw. The snake’s name is derived from its large front teeth on the upper and lower jaw. The dog-toothed cat snake is generally tan in color with bands of...
Common names for the Boiga multomaculata include the many-spotted cat snake, the large-spotted cat snake and the marbled cat-eyed snake. A member of the colubridae family, this snake is found in a wide variety of locations throughout Asia. Found in western Malaysia, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar, India, Southern China, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Laos, Philippines and Singapore, the many-spotted cat snake inhabits rocky crevices and tree branches. Unlike most snakes in its...
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