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2014-06-10 20:20:54

Shedd Aquarium working with GREMM and its scientific collaborators to support research and conservation of beluga whales in the St. Lawrence Seaway QUEBEC CITY, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chicago's John G. Shedd Aquarium, a world class leader in animal care and conservation research, and Group for Research and Education on Marine Mammals (GREMM), a Canadian non-profit organization dedicated to the scientific research of beluga whales, today signed a memorandum of...

2014-06-09 23:03:36

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), Zebra Pen Corporation, and AZA-accredited zoos across the nation are collaborating to support the conservation of the endangered Grevy’s zebra. Today, Zebra Pen will be making a donation of $15,000 in support of efforts to save the endangered Grevy’s zebras in Africa. Silver Spring, Maryland (PRWEB) June 09, 2014 The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), Zebra Pen Corporation, and AZA-accredited zoos across the nation are collaborating...

2014-06-09 23:01:29

South Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle Rescue Program Releases 135th Rescued Sea Turtle Charleston, SC (PRWEB) June 09, 2014 It is a happy ending for a small sea turtle found lifeless in a Lowcountry saltmarsh. This past January a family found Amelia, a 10-pound juvenile green sea turtle, cold and lethargic in a marsh on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. The family jumped into action and called the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources who brought the turtle to the South Carolina...

2014-06-09 23:00:22

This week, Lifetime Health Australia launches delicious Natural Life Raw Honeycomb – the long awaited addition to its stable of bee health products. Sydney, NSW (PRWEB) June 10, 2014 The new product, Natural Life Raw Honeycomb is the result of ongoing requests from Australian and International retail buyers, keen to get the product into stores. Antony Adare, Director of Lifetime Health Australia said, “We’ve wanted to supply honeycomb for quite some time, but needed to source a...

violence shaped the male face
2014-06-09 11:14:33

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Throughout history, men have had a well-earned reputation for violence and a new study in the journal Biological Reviews has concluded that masculine facial features evolved as a result of that violence. The new study focused on the faces of our australopith ancestors and how those faces evolved to protect us against punches. "The australopiths were characterized by a suite of traits that may have improved fighting ability,...

polar bear point of view
2014-06-09 08:41:43

Gerard LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The US Geological Survey (USGS) has released a video showing a glimpse into the life of a polar bear. Collar cameras were attached to four female polar bears on the sea ice north of Prudhoe Bay, Alaska in April of this year. The brief footage provides insight into the daily lives of the polar bear. “We deployed two video cameras in 2013, but did not get any footage because the batteries weren’t able to handle the Arctic...

2014-06-06 23:03:38

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the cancellation of 12 popular rodent control products that do not comply with its safety standards. Bird-X explains why this matter should be of immediate public concern. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 06, 2014 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) just announced that 12 popular d-CON rat and mouse poison products must cease production, beginning June 2014 (source). These products do not comply with EPA safety standards –...

gecko-inspired human climbing mechanism
2014-06-06 11:55:22

Gerard LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The gecko is a small lizard that can climb on a variety of surfaces, including glass. It uses adhesive pressure equaling 15 to 30 pounds per square inch (PSI) on each limb. Theoretically, the gecko can also support its body weight hanging on one toe. Each toe is comprised of a microscopic hierarchical structure which are little stalk-like extensions 100 microns long and 2 microns around. Each stalk is a bundle of hundreds of tips...

chimpanzee game theory
2014-06-06 09:07:10

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As humans, we tend to take great pride in our position at the top of the food chain. A new study from CalTech, however, shows that, when it comes to competition, we might not rank as high as our cousins, the chimps. The findings, published online in Scientific Reports, found that chimps at the Kyoto University Primate Research Institute consistently outperformed humans in simple contests based on game theory. David Levine,...

2014-06-05 13:21:24

VIB (the Flanders Institute for Biotechnology) Researchers at VIB and Ghent University have unraveled the mechanism of necroptosis. This is a type of cell death that plays a crucial role in numerous diseases, from viral infections and loss of auditory nerve cells to multiple sclerosis, acute heart failure and organ transplantation. Having detailed knowledge of the cell death process enables a targeted search for new drugs. Peter Vandenabeele (VIB/UGent): "The molecular mechanism of...


Latest Zoology Reference Libraries

Canchim Cattle
2014-07-14 11:50:01

The Canchim is a breed of beef cattle that originated in Central Brazil. Development began by breeding native herds with Zebu Cattle during the early 1900s. The Ministry of Agriculture imported the Charolais to Goias in 1922. In 1936, the cattle were transported to Sao Carlos to a farm on the Government Research Station. This is where the original Canchim was developed. Other breeding programs were initiated in 1940 with 64 percent Charolias and 36 percent Zebu and another with 64...

Camargue Cattle
2014-07-14 11:11:41

The Camargue is a breed of cattle native to the Camargue marshlands in southern France. It has existed in the region for a long time, mentioned in writings from Roman times. Estimates are the breed has been around for about 2,000 years and related to breeds that inhabit Asia and Southern Europe. The breed lives semi-wild in marshes and are tended to by herders that ride Camargue horses inhabiting the same region. They also share the area with wild boar, cattle egrets and flamingos....

British White Cattle
2014-07-12 11:57:42

The British White is a breed of cattle with a confirmed history during the 1600s but may have originated before that. Its exact origin is unknown but herds of the British White were found in Britain and Ireland dating back centuries. Original herds were kept in the Park of Whalley Abbey in the Forest of Bowland near Clitheroe. During the 1800s most of the cattle were transported to Norfolk and sold in small lots, mainly to nobility. In the early 1900s, only around 130 registered British...

Boran Cattle
2014-07-12 10:36:21

The Boran is a breed of beef cattle that has been in eastern Africa for over 1,000 years. The Kenyan Boran was developed from native shorthorn Zebu cattle in southern Ethiopia. The Boran Cattle Breeders Society has managed and bred the cattle since 1951. There were 454 ranches in the country that raised the Boran as of 2008. These ranches are part of five different types; group ranches, private company ranches, co-operative ranches, public company ranches and government ranches. The...

Blue Gray Cattle
2014-07-12 10:27:38

The Blue Grey is a breed of beef cattle that is popular in Scotland and north of England. It was developed by crossing a white bred shorthorn and Black Galloway cows. The color of the Blue Grey is roan blue. However, roan coloration is not a dominant color gene and the color does not always hold true. Only about half of the calves born to two true blue roan cattle will be blue roan, the rest will be either solid white or solid black. Blue roan is only consistent in the first generation of...

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