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Liquid Robotics Wave Glider To Track Pacific Great White Sharks
2012-08-18 07:20:34

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Marine scientists in the US have deployed a surfing robot off the coast of San Francisco in order to help track tagged great white sharks in the Pacific Ocean, various media outlets reported Friday. According to Mark Prigg of the Daily Mail, the seven-foot long robotic "wave glider" was built by Liquid Robotics and resembles a yellow surfboard. It can reportedly detect signals from marked fish up to 1,000 feet away and relay their...

2012-08-12 23:00:05

Prevalence of infection in raccoons can range to nearly 100% of all raccoons sampled in an area Dixon, CA (PRWEB) August 12, 2012 Animal Capture and Removal is reminding residents of the risks associated with raccoon roundworm (Baylisascaris porcyonis) and urging everyone to take proper precautions to prevent human infection. Raccoon roundworm can be highly prevalent in certain areas of the state, with infection rates ranging to 100% of all raccoons sampled in some areas. Proper hygiene...

Hyenas Solve Problems Faster When They Think Outside The Box
2012-08-09 11:56:43

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Trying many different solutions is required for solving innovative problems. That´s true for humans and now researchers from Michigan State University show that it is also true for hyenas Steel puzzle boxes with raw meat inside were presented to wild spotted hyenas in Kenya. The hyenas had to slide open a bolt latch to get the meat. Only nine out of 62 hyenas succeeded even though most of the animals had many opportunities to...

Captive Lion Programs 'Conservation Myth'
2012-08-02 10:43:35

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Panthera, a wild cat conservation group, published a new report in the international conservation journal, Oryx, concerning the reintroduction of captive lions to the wild. Panthera is the world's leading conservation organization devoted entirely to wild cats and their ecosystems. Panthera develops and implements global conservation strategies for the largest and most endangered cats. The report, 'Walking with lions: Why there is...

2012-07-24 23:03:12

The first survey conducted before and after a shark attack has found that public support for great white sharks was virtually unchanged. Results following the 2011 shark attack in Cape Town were published online in the academic journal Marine Policy. (PRWEB) July 24, 2012 The first survey conducted before and after a shark attack has found that public support for great white sharks was virtually unchanged. The academic journal Marine Policy published the results online this week in a paper...

2012-07-18 23:02:58

Taking Fido out for a walk may be a bad idea if you can fry an egg on the pavement. Fresh Patch, a new grass delivery service for dogs, recommends keeping pets inside and cool when temperatures are approaching the triple digits. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) July 18, 2012 Each summer, dog owners are warned that they should give their dogs plenty of drinking water to avoid dehydration and never leave them alone in parked cars, where temperatures can quickly spike. What they may not know is that they...

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2012-07-10 14:03:59

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As every child likely knows from the old English song, “This Old Man,” you can “Give the dog a bone,” but should you? Dogs love to chew bones, and now the reason why they do has been determined. Researchers from the National University of Colombia have discovered that ancient canines likely adopted the pack-living some eight million years ago to allow for the hunting of larger pray. The reasoning is that the...

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2012-07-10 09:34:23

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Dogs aren´t just the best friends of humans—they´re also effective in transforming the medical sate of babies. Researchers recently discovered that Finnish babies who live in a home with a dog had fewer weeks of cough, ear infections, and running noses; those who lived with cats had similar results but to a lesser extent. These infants also had less of a chance of needing antibiotics than those babies who lived at home...

2012-07-04 23:02:39

Nocturnal animals can steal bird feeders, ruin gardens, attack livestock and worse. Duncraft now offers the The Nite Guard Solar, a solar powered device that deters nighttime predators with a simple principle–a flashing red light that mimics the eye of another animal. It works! Predators feel threatened and stay away! Concord, NH (PRWEB) July 03, 2012 Nocturnal animals can steal bird feeders, ruin gardens, attack livestock and worse. Duncraft now offers the The Nite Guard Solar, a...


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Shunka Warakin
2014-01-30 14:32:04

Shunka Warakin is creature from American folklore resembling a wolf, a hyena, or both. It has been suggested by cryptozoologist Loren Coleman that the creature was unknown to modern sources and its name translates to “carries off dogs.” In 1986, Israel Ammon Hutchins shot an animal on a Montana ranch. Coleman suggests that it was an example of the Shunka Warakin. It was stuffed and put on display at Joseph Sherwood’s general store and museum in Henry’s Lake, Idaho. This is the...

Beast of Gevaudan
2013-08-04 06:59:16

The beast of Gevaudan is a man-eating wolf-like animal that resided in the Margeride Mountains of Gevaudan from 1764 to 1767. It was described as having remarkable teeth and long tail. Its fur was tinted white and emitted an unbearable odor. It was said that its victims were killed by the beast ripping at the throat. An estimated 210 attacks were documented; all were men that resulted in 113 deaths and 49 injuries with 98 of the victims partly eaten. Many of the attacks happened while...

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2007-04-19 10:28:11

The Spearfish remora, Remora brachyptera, is a remora of the family Echeneidae, found circumglobally in tropical and subtropical seas. Its length is up to (50 cm). The spearfish remora is an elongate round-bodied fish, with a large oval suction disc on top of the head. This disc is actually a highly modified first dorsal fin with a raised flattened edge that acts as a seal, and a series of horizontal septae that can be moved so as to create a vacuum in a sealed chamber. Using this device...

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2007-03-19 15:14:21

The Gharial, Gavialis gangeticus, is one of two surviving members of the family Gavialidae. The Gharial (also known as gavial) is found in small numbers in India and other small populations in the Kaladan and Ayeyarwady River basins in Myanmar. Most gharials are adapted to calmer areas in deep fast moving rivers. They rarely leave the water and do so only to bask in the sun or nest on sandbanks near the river. The gharial is the second-longest of all living crocodilians. A large male can...

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2007-01-22 14:37:55

The raccoon dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides) is a member of the canidae family (which includes dogs, wolves, and foxes) and is indigenous to East Asia. It is not a true dog, and is the only species in its genus Nyctereutes. It is named for its superficial resemblance to the non-canidae raccoon. The animal carries historical and cultural significance in Japan. Raccoon dogs are native to Japan, southeastern Siberia, and Manchuria. Between 1929 and 1955 they were introduced to the European part...

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This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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