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Detection Dogs Better At Finding Spotted Owls Than Traditional Vocalization Searches
2012-08-16 08:35:48

Scientists and land managers who have used vocalization surveys since the 1980s to track down northern spotted owls have found that detection dogs have a much better track record at finding the species.

Prey Shortage Threatens Killer Whales, Study Aided By Scat-detection Dog
2012-06-08 04:08:56

Southern dwelling killer whales, located in the Pacific Northwest, experience more strain by lack of fish than by hordes of whale watchers, according to a study conducted in the Salish Sea.

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2011-06-24 05:40:00

The caribou population in the Athabasca Oil Sands area in Alberta, Canada could be extinct in 30 years due to human activity, according to new research.

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2008-08-03 11:35:00

African elephants are being slaughtered for their ivory at a pace unseen since an international ban on the ivory trade took effect in 1989. But the public outcry that resulted in that ban is absent today, and a University of Washington conservation biologist contends it is because the public seems to be unaware of the giant mammals' plight.


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'.