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Jaws Lived In Doncaster

'Jaws' Lived In Doncaster

Aeron Haworth, University of Manchester Sharks, swamps and a tropical rainforest teeming with life – it’s not what comes to mind when you think of Yorkshire, England. But for the first time evidence of Doncaster’s 310-million-year-old...

Latest Zoology Stories

2014-09-17 08:32:12

Hidden-Camera Investigation Reveals Dairy Workers Punching, Kicking, Stabbing, Shocking, and Dragging Sick or Injured Cows in Clear Violation of New Mexico Law ROSWELL, N.M., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New hidden-camera video footage from Mercy For Animals, secretly recorded at Winchester Dairy outside of Roswell, New Mexico, shows workers viciously kicking and punching cows, stabbing them with screwdrivers, and violently whipping animals in their faces and bodies with chains and...

2014-09-16 23:01:13

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) today announced Conservation Grants Fund (CGF) grants totaling $375,000 to be awarded to 19 projects to help protect the future of animal species throughout the world. Washinton, DC (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) today announced Conservation Grants Fund (CGF) grants totaling $375,000 to be awarded to 19 projects. “Scientists at AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums are global leaders in wildlife science and...

2014-09-15 12:23:59

Journey to crown 2014's American Hero Dog culminates September 27 at VIP gala in Beverly Hills; National broadcast October 30 on Hallmark Channel WASHINGTON, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With just a few weeks to go until the fourth annual American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards(TM), American Humane Association, the country's first national humane organization, is revealing the roster of talent to appear at the star-studded Hollywood event. Co-hosted by football...

lassie
2014-09-14 03:00:47

Hannah Johnson, University of Bristol The effect of movies featuring dogs on the popularity of dog breeds can last up to ten years and is correlated with the general success of the movies, according to new research from the University of Bristol, the City University of New York, and Western Carolina University. The study, published September 10 in PLOS ONE, also found that movies' influence was strongest in the early twentieth century and has declined since. The researchers used data...

Knapping
2014-09-14 02:30:31

Gary Hughes, The University of Kent Research shows non-dominant hand is likely to have played a vital role in the evolution of modern human hand morphology. In the largest experiment ever undertaken into the manipulative pressures experienced by the hand during stone tool production, biological anthropologist’s analyzed the manipulative forces and frequency of use experienced by the thumb and fingers on the non-dominant hand during a series of stone tool production sequences that...

Huaridelphis raimondii
2014-09-12 03:00:40

Cody Mooneyhan, Society of Vertebrate Paleontology The unusual river dolphins, some of them known for their poor eyesight and side-swimming behavior are all descendants of ocean-dwelling species. Until now, however, there has been no consensus about their relationships, and few specimens to help illuminate them. In the new issue of the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, researchers describe a new fossil dolphin species from the Miocene (dating to more than 16 mya) of the Pisco Basin, a...

2014-09-12 08:22:14

Safer, Simple and Effective Nematicide Reduces Environmental Impact TEL AVIV, Israel, September 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ADAMA Agricultural Solutions, a world leader in farmer-centric agricultural solutions, announced today that NIMITZ, a novel, non-fumigant nematicide with unprecedented user safety and simplified application features, has achieved regulatory approval in the U.S. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140402/679073 ) Highly effective in...

2014-09-11 23:03:28

Gorilla Group is excited to announce that September 11th marks the company’s 20th anniversary. Since its founding in September of 1994, Gorilla has grown from a partnership to almost 200 employees, across six offices worldwide. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 Gorilla Group is excited to announce that September 11th marks the company’s 20th anniversary. Since its founding in September of 1994, Gorilla has grown from a partnership to almost 200 employees, across six offices...

2014-09-11 12:21:19

YARMOUTH PORT, Mass., Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mariners and the public on the U.S. West Coast can now use an iPad(TM) and iPhone(TM) to help decrease the risk of injury or death to whales from ship strikes. Whale Alert a free mobile application originally developed in 2012 to help protect endangered right whales on the East Coast, has been updated with new features to provide mariners in the Pacific with the most current information available about whale movements and...

2014-09-11 08:25:33

National Litter Donation and Catdance Film Festival Shine Spotlight on Animal Adoption OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cats reward our lives in millions of ways, yet the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) estimates that there are approximately 3.4 million cats in need of loving homes this year. As a long-standing supporter of the ASPCA, Fresh Step is upping its commitment to shelters nationwide with the launch of its 'Million...


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Awassi Sheep
2014-09-17 10:42:28

The Awassi sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that originated in the Syro-Arabian desert. Today, it can be found in many areas including Iraq, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Palestine, and Lebanon and it is the most common sheep throughout the Arab countries. This breed is a natural choice to keep in these areas, as it is able to survive in harsh conditions and is able to efficiently provide humans with wool, milk, or meat. However, it is known to adapt to any environment and can forage and...

Arapawa Sheep
2014-09-16 10:49:57

The Arapawa sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that is typically only found on Arapawa Island in New Zealand. It is thought that this breed has been isolated on the island since 1867 and although there are many theories regarding its origin, it is most widely accepted that it is a descendant Merino strains from Australia. Because the Arapawa sheep has lived in an area with harsh terrain for so long, it often looks hunched over in appearance, carrying its tail and head in a downward...

Ancon Sheep
2014-09-16 09:59:30

The Ancon sheep, also known as the otter sheep or Ancon, is a group of domestic sheep that were developed from a single lamb in Massachusetts in 1791. Although the name “Ancon” was given to this breed, it has also been used to refer to similar breeds including stock from Texas established in 1962 and Norwegian stock that was established in 1919. The phenotype that causes the mutations that are characteristic of the Ancon and other similar breeds has occurred naturally at least four times,...

Alpines Steinschaf
2014-09-16 09:26:07

The Alpines Steinschaf is a breed of domestic sheep that is located in the Southern Alps of Germany and Eastern Alps of Austria. This breed is one of four in the Steinschaf group, which is thought to be derived from the Zaupelschaf type which lived during the medieval period or the Torschaf, which is older than the Zaupelschaf. This most likely makes the Alpines Steinschaf the oldest breed of sheep in the eastern Alps. By the beginning of the twentieth century, the Alpines Stinschaf could...

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...

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malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'