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2014-06-19 12:27:42

LONDON, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Aquaculture (Marine Water, Freshwater and Brackish Water) Market for Carp, Molluscs, Crustaceans, Salmon, Trout and Other Fishes - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019...

Busting The Invasion Myth Of The Spanish Slug
2014-06-19 03:34:09

Biodiversität und Klima - Forschungszentrum Spanish slugs (Arion lusitanicus) are one of the most common slug species in Central Europe. The animals sometimes nicknamed “killer slugs” are known to do their fair share of damage in fields and gardens. The slug was thought to have originated in Southern Europe. However researchers of the German Biodiversity and Climate Centre and the Goethe University now found out that the prime example of an invasive species is originally from Central...

Birds Evolved Distinctive Patterns To Identify Cuckoo Eggs From Their Own
2014-06-19 03:13:09

University of Cambridge For some birds, recognizing their own eggs can be a matter of life or death. In a new study, scientists have shown that many birds affected by the parasitic Common Cuckoo - which lays its lethal offspring in other birds' nests - have evolved distinctive patterns on their eggs in order to distinguish them from those laid by a cuckoo cheat. The study reveals that these signature patterns provide a powerful defense against cuckoo trickery, helping host birds to...

2014-06-19 00:21:41

CHICAGO, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Cloud Foundation and Wild Horse Freedom Federation today released BLM livestock data for Beaver County and Iron County, Utah showing that despite a chorus of demands from ranchers for the removal of wild horses from the over-grazed range; the data shows livestock outnumber wild horses 10.6:1 in these areas. "It is irresponsible and false for Iron County commissioners or anyone to claim that the wild horses in that area are having...

2014-06-18 23:16:06

The first workshop, First Aid & Care For Your Pets™, will take place on Saturday June 21 at 9:00 am at Applause Your Paws, located at 4423 SW 74 Ave, Miami, FL 33155. The class is 5 hours and will cover topics including CPR, rescue breathing, shock management, bleeding, injury assessment, heat injuries, and cold injuries. Miami, FL (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 Beginning this June Equipaws Pet Services will offer Pet Tech's acclaimed pet first aid and care classes for pet owners,...

2014-06-18 23:12:55

During the warm and humid summer months, fleas and ticks can come out in full force. Royal Flush Havanese shares with readers their advice on how to lower the risks associated with these pesky insects. Charlestown, RI (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 Most pet owners know that spring and summer are the most important seasons to be on the lookout for fleas and ticks, as these pests become more active in warmer weather. Both fleas and ticks are parasites, and feed on canine (and human) blood. They...

2014-06-18 23:08:07

Petplan’s New Study Points to Pets as Preferred Travel Companions Newtown Square, PA (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 Don’t tell your dog, but there’s a good chance the pup next door gets to go on vacation this year – and not to the kennel or pet sitter’s house. According to Petplan pet insurance’s third annual Travel Survey, more pets are vacationing with their people than ever before. Read on for surprising stats and top travel tips from Petplan veterinarian Dr. Jules Benson. Petplan...

2014-06-18 20:22:28

MADISON, Wis., June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With beef in short supply and prices rising drastically, the beef industry is starting to get a little help ... from the dairy industry, according to Richard Williams, ABS Global general manager for North America. "Quality beef crossbreds from dairy cows offer benefits throughout the supply chain, from dairy farmers, to beef cattle feeders, meat processors, retailers and consumers," said Williams, while speaking at the 67th Reciprocal...

2014-06-18 11:22:57

Springer Review of mental ability shows fish are on par with most animals Do you still believe that fish are dumb and cannot feel pain? That we do not have to worry much about how they are cared for or caught? Think again, says Culum Brown of Macquarie University in Australia, in a review article in Springer’s journal Animal Cognition. The research notes that fish cognition and their sensory perception are generally on par with that of other animals. Brown therefore argues that more...

In Wild Yak Societies, Mothers Are The Real Climbers
2014-06-18 03:33:20

Wildlife Conservation Society A new study led by the Wildlife Conservation Society says that in wild yak societies, it's the mothers that are the real climbers. The study found that mothers with young venture on steeper terrain and slightly higher elevation than either males or females without young. The authors of the study expect that this strategy is an adaptive way to avoid predators and to access more nutritious food. Wild yaks are an endangered species occurring only on the...


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Western Clawed Frog, Xenopus, tropicalis
2014-08-21 10:26:56

The western clawed frog is also known as the tropical clawed frog and is found widespread in the regions of Nigeria, Liberia, Gambia, Guinea, Cameroon, the Ivory coast, and surrounding areas. The habitat for the western clawed frog is moist areas in tropical and subtropical rivers, lakes, marshes, swamps, agricultural ponds, and canals. The body color of the western clawed frog is light to dark brown and covered with grey and black spots. The eyes protrude up from the head. Tubercles...

Lake Oku Clawed Frog, Xenopus longipes
2014-08-21 10:22:21

The Lake Oku clawed frog is native to and found exclusively in Lake Oku of Cameroon and is fully aquatic. The lake and surrounding forest are now a nature reserve along with several zoos set up with conservation measures to repopulate the species. This species is listed as critical on the IUCN list. The male of the species can reach 1.5 inches while the female is slightly larger at 1.75 inches. All four feet are webbed and the toes and fingers are clawed, giving this species its name. The...

Fraser’s Clawed Frog, Xenopus fraseri
2014-08-21 10:15:53

The Fraser’s clawed frog also known as Fraser’s platanna is wide spread with an abundant population throughout Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and Rwanda. The habitat of this species of frog is tropical and subtropical lowlands where there are forests, rivers, freshwater lakes, marshes, ponds and streams. The Fraser’s clawed frog is a water dependent species using it for living and...

African Clawed Frog, Xenopus laevis
2014-08-18 16:16:15

The African clawed frog is found in its natural habitat throughout Africa. However, it has been introduced in North America, South America and Europe. This species is fully aquatic and is found abundantly in ponds, lakes, and rivers. The body color of the African clawed frog is a greenish grey and the skin is smooth and slippery with blotches of grey or brown on the back. The belly is a cream colored with a yellow tint. The average length of this species is five inches. The body and head...

Iberian Parsley Frog, Pelodytes ibericus
2014-08-18 16:03:48

The Iberian parsley frog is native to Spain and Portugal. The natural habitat for this species is temperate forests, shrubby vegetation, rivers, lakes, marshes, pastures, ponds, ditches and canals. The Iberian parsley frog grows to about 1.5 to two inches long. The body color ranges from olive to grey with bright green spots and covered with numerous warts. The name of this species derives from the spots on its body that look similar to parsley flakes. It has a white belly and some are...

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Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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