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Lethal Sea Turtle Tumors Linked To Pollution

Lethal Sea Turtle Tumors Linked To Pollution

Duke University Pollution in urban and farm runoff in Hawaii is causing tumors in endangered sea turtles, a new study finds. The study, published Tuesday in the peer-reviewed open-access journal PeerJ, shows that nitrogen in the runoff ends...

Latest Zoology Stories

2014-10-01 23:05:20

Wild boars and feral pigs can be a big problem when they cause major damage to yards and gardens. Bird-X, manufacturer of pest control products for 50 years, was happy to find out from a customer that its Yard Gard is standing up well against pigs in Hawaii. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) October 01, 2014 Wild boars, an invasive pest species in many parts of the world including the United States, are so common that they consistently make headlines on a daily basis (news.google.com); so what if a...

2014-10-01 08:35:13

CINCINNATI, October 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Breeding, fertility and health are critical factors for success on-farm and the new Dairymaster MooMonitor+ has been awarded the Dairy Herd Management Innovation Award at World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin. This is the second award in the last two weeks for the MooMonitor+. Last week at Europe's largest Outdoor Agricultural Exhibition with over 279,000 attendees, the MooMonitor+ also won an Innovation award. (Photo:...

2014-09-30 23:23:15

October is Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month, and Vet Supply Source, a leading purveyor of pet products and medicines for dogs, cats, horses and more, is taking the opportunity to remind dog-lovers everywhere that adopting a dog from a shelter or rescue center is a great way to find the perfect pet. Wixom, MI (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 October is Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month, and Vet Supply Source, a leading purveyor of pet products and medicines for dogs, cats, horses and more, is taking the...

2014-09-30 23:20:58

Buckle up! Royal Flush Havanese shares with readers why canines should be restrained while traveling in a car. Charlestown, RI (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 Dogs are social animals, and love to go everywhere with their owner. Oftentimes, this involves spending time in the car travelling from place to place. Many dog owners choose to let their canines have free run of the vehicle; however, this is not only unsafe for the dog, but unsafe for the owner as well. Royal Flush Havanese shares with...

2014-09-30 12:28:15

DALLAS, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With nearly 900 dogs competing at the Cynosport® World Games Dog Agility Championships Oct. 15 - 19 at the Morgan Hill Outdoor Sports Center in California, approximately 25 percent of the dogs vying to become the next World Champion were either adopted from an animal shelter or rescue group. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140930/149386 More than a dozen dogs competing this year were rescued or adopted by residents from the Monterey or San...

2014-09-29 08:32:40

Problems with hoarding are an issue in a whole host of different scenarios that need to be looked into. In the city of Philadelphia with the close proximity of all different types of people, hoarding can result in dangerous situations that need to be addressed immediately. PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In the City of Philadelphia there is a housing type that is ubiquitous throughout the city, which is of course full of these thousands of flat roofed homes known...

2014-09-29 08:23:25

Reliability work continues at locations across Michigan JACKSON, Mich., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Power outages caused last year by squirrels, raccoons and other curious animals getting into Consumers Energy's substations dropped by more than 50 percent as construction work continues across the state to keep animals out and the lights on. In 2013, there were 26 distribution substation outages caused by animals, compared to 47 a year earlier. Consumers Energy has been installing animal...

2014-09-28 23:00:07

Royal Resorts Sea Turtle Protection Program Exceeds 500,000 Releases In Mexico Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 The Royal Resorts’ sea turtle protection team is delighted to announce that 3,773 baby sea turtles have been rescued and released into the ocean so far this year. Earlier this summer, adult sea turtles emerged from the ocean to lay eggs on the sunny beaches of Cancun, Mexico. So far this year, there have been 193 nests with turtles laying 22,204 eggs on Royal...

2014-09-26 23:07:56

The Head Lice Treatment Center is Recognizing National Head Lice Awareness Month by Offering the Head Checks at No Cost Every Monday through Friday Scottsdale AZ (PRWEB) September 26, 2014 No Nit Noggins, a head lice treatment center that also offers helpful lice information in Scottsdale Arizona, is proud to announce that throughout the month of September, they are offering free head lice checks. In honor of National Head Lice Awareness Month, No Nit Noggins is providing the...

robot ocotpus
2014-09-26 06:42:47

John Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Studying the movements of creatures in the natural world is very useful to robotics as the latest version of a robotic octopus from Greece shows. But real octopodes could also learn from their robotic cousin, which uses its octopus-inspired anatomy to propel itself in new ways. Researchers at the Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH) in Greece have been working on octopus robots for quite a while, but recently improved...


Latest Zoology Reference Libraries

Shrew, Soricidae
2014-10-01 13:16:58

Soricidae is a family that contains 385 species of true shrews that can be found throughout the world, although Australia, New Guinea, and New Zealand do not hold any native shrew populations. Although shrews resemble mice, they are more closely related to moles, but most are no larger than a mouse. The largest species, known as the Asian house shrew reaches a length of 5.9 inches, while the Etruscan shrew, one of the smallest shrew species and the smallest mammal in the world, reaches a...

Solenodon, Solenodontidae
2014-10-01 12:40:57

Solenodontida is a family that holds four species of solenodons, mammals that are known to be venomous, which can be found in Cuba and on the island of Hispaniola. The Hispaniolan solenodon can be found in a variety of habitats including highland forests and lowland dry forests. Both species resemble shrews in that they have long noses, hairless feet, scaly tails and small eyes. They reach an average length between eleven and thirteen inches, with Cuban solenodons often growing smaller than...

Gentile di Puglia
2014-09-30 10:16:58

The Gentile di Puglia, also known as the Italian Merino, is a breed of domesticated sheep that originated in the Tavoliere di Foggia plain of southern Italy. It was developed by crossbreeding Merino rams, first imported during the fourteenth century, with local ewes. During the nineteenth century further crossbreeding was conducted using imported Rambouillet sheep and Merinolandschaf sheep in the hopes of producing a breed with better quality wool. During the late twentieth century, when...

Galway Sheep
2014-09-30 09:49:31

The Galway sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that originated in Galway in western Ireland during the seventeenth century. It was developed after English Longwools were brought to the area, followed by the improved Leicester, which resulted in an early form of the breed known as the Roscommon. Both this type and the modern Galway breed highly resembled the improved Leicester. When the Roscommon breed society began to falter in 1923, it sought out Galway Sheep Breeders Society, later admitting...

Estonian Ruhnu Sheep
2014-09-30 09:33:28

The Estonian Ruhnu sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that originated on the island of Ruhnu in Estonia. It is thought that the breed descended from sheep that were left on the island during the fourteenth century by Swedish speaking settlers, who used it for its meat and wool. The population in 1944 was recorded to be 300, but this number has fallen to only 30 today. The Estonian Ruhnu sheep varies in weight depending upon the sex, with ewes weighing an average of 110 pounds and rams...

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cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
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