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2014-04-15 23:15:34

1stinFlowers.com is pleased to announce the addition of a downloadable PDF tip sheet on its website. This tip sheet provides the reader valuable information regarding common flowers and plants that are considered poisonous and can cause illness or even death to your dog or cat. Baton Rouge, LA (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 Spring has arrived and with it many homeowners are introducing new flowers and plants to decorate both inside and outside the home. After hearing about one of their...

2014-04-15 23:14:53

At The Boys' Latin School of Maryland, students in Jim Haluck's Forensics Honors course are exposed to a variety of materials throughout the year as they conduct their lab experiments. This week, students were talking quite a bit about the new lab entitled Sarcophaga bullata, which deals with meat and maggots in an attempt to determine if drugs were used by a hypothetical deceased human body. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 It's typical for students in Jim Haluck's...

2014-04-15 23:10:21

Insect Shield blankets offer invisible, odorless protection from a variety of insects that can carry Lyme disease, West Nile virus, malaria and other insect-borne diseases. Greensboro, NC & Seattle, WA (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 Spring is here which means the bugs are on their way... It is time to get ready for the annual battle against Spring/Summer insects. According to the CDC, Lyme disease has become an epidemic - and not just in the Northeast. More than 300,000 cases of Lyme are...

2014-04-15 23:02:56

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) is proud to announce funding for a unique and unprecedented study evaluating methods to reduce the number of dogs surrendered to animal shelters and rescue groups. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) is proud to announce funding for a unique and unprecedented study evaluating methods to reduce the number of dogs surrendered to animal shelters and rescue groups. CHF has provided a research grant to Dr. Clive...

Researchers Discover Four New Species Of 'Killer Sponges' From The Deep Sea
2014-04-15 11:33:24

MBARI [ Watch the Video: Four New Species Of Carnivorous Sponges Discovered ] Killer sponges sound like creatures from a B-grade horror movie. In fact, they thrive in the lightless depths of the deep sea. Scientists first discovered that some sponges are carnivorous about 20 years ago. Since then only seven carnivorous species have been found in all of the northeastern Pacific. A new paper authored by MBARI marine biologist Lonny Lundsten and two Canadian researchers describes four new...

2014-04-15 08:34:52

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA) today announced that it expects to report sales for the first quarter of 2014 in the range of $287,000,000 to $289,000,000, or 21 percent over the $236,937,000 in sales reported for the first quarter of 2013. Earnings are expected in a range of $0.79 to $0.82 per share, up approximately 74 percent from $0.46 per share for the first quarter of 2013. Earnings for the first quarter of 2014...

2014-04-15 08:25:21

Serving the Needs of Working Dogs Everywhere MONROVIA, Calif., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- A leading designer and manufacturer of high quality travel accessories for dog lovers, H2O4K9 Inc. is looking for your help to launch: The 'K9 UNIT', a rugged, insulated version of their Stainless Steel Dog Water Bottle & Bowl combination, specially designed for working dogs. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140415/MN03941 The K9 Unit was inspired by a call from a...

2014-04-14 23:08:10

Dr. Patricia Wright will share her experiences with lemurs and with the making of the film "Island of Lemurs: Madagascar." Norwalk, CT (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 Dr. Patricia Wright, the trailblazing scientist featured in the new IMAX® movie “Island of Lemurs: Madagascar,” will talk about her work with these endangered primates in a special presentation on Thurs., April 17 at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. Dr. Wright, a professor of biological anthropology at Stony Brook...

2014-04-14 23:01:31

Edmonton, Alberta (PRWEB) April 14, 2014 If only pets could talk. The big changes happening at Canada’s animal shelters would make the rounds from dog park to groomer’s chair. What’s all the bark about? Pet insurance. When Petplan pet insurance set paw in Canada last year, the shelter pet experience in Winnipeg got a big boost – the kind that not only finds cats and dogs new homes, but helps keep them there for life. Thanks to Petplan, every cat and dog adopted at the Winnipeg...

Study Finds Recent Wolf-dog Hybridization In Caucasus Region
2014-04-14 15:50:55

American Genetic Association Dog owners in the Caucasus Mountains of Georgia might want to consider penning up their dogs more often: hybridization of wolves with shepherd dogs might be more common, and more recent, than previously thought, according to a recently published study in the Journal of Heredity (DOI: 10.1093/jhered/esu014). Dr. Natia Kopaliani, Dr. David Tarkhnishvili, and colleagues from the Institute of Ecology at Ilia State University in Georgia and from the Tbilisi Zoo...


Latest Zoology Reference Libraries

2014-04-22 14:47:42

John Harold Ostrom (February 18, 1928 – July 16, 2005) was an American Paleontologist who was greatly influential in the revival of scientific research on Dinosaurs. He is best known for demonstrating that Dinosaurs were less like contemporary reptiles but more closely related to large, flightless birds like the ostrich – a theory that holds its ground in the paleontological community to this day. John Ostrom was born and raised in Schenectady, New York. His father was a physician, and...

Robert Thomas Bakker
2014-04-22 14:27:45

Robert Thomas Bakker (born March 24, 1945) is an American Paleontologist known for his contribution to the “Dinosaur Renaissance” and his support of his mentor Ostrom’s theory that some dinosaurs were warm-blooded. He specializes in the ecological context and behavior of dinosaurs. Bakker was born in Bergen County, New Jersey. As a young boy, he developed an interest in dinosaurs following his first trip to the dinosaur exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History – he was...

Newton’s Parakeet, Psittacula exsul
2014-04-18 12:25:06

Newton’s Parakeet or the Rodrigues Parakeet (Psittacula exsul) is an extinct species of parrot that was native to the Mascarene island of Rodrigues located in the western Indian Ocean. It was closely related to the Alexandrine Parrot of the same genus and was likely descended from it. It diverged from related species in several of its features, signifying that it had most likely been isolated on Rodrigues for a long period of time. It was roughly 16 inches in length, about the size of a...

Mascarene Parrot, Mascannus mascannus
2014-04-18 12:00:54

The Mascarene Parrot (Mascannus mascannus) is an extinct species of parrot that was native to the Mascarene Island of Reunion located in the Indian Ocean. The taxonomic relationships of this species has been subjected to some debate. It has been connected to the Psittaculini parrots based on that anatomical grounds, but the vasa parrots based on the genetic grounds. The precise placement is unresolved. The Mascarene Parrot was 14 inches long with a large red colored tail and long, rounded...

Carolina Parakeet, Conuropsis carolinensis
2014-04-18 11:57:25

The Carolina Parakeet (Conuropsis carolinensis) or the Carolina Conure was a small green colored Neotropical parrot with brilliant yellow colored head, reddish orange face and pale beak that was native to the eastern, Midwest, and plains states of the United States and was the only indigenous parrot within its range. It was found from southern New York and Wisconsin to Kentucky, Tennessee and the Gulf of Mexico from the Atlantic seaboard to as far west as eastern Colorado. It resided in...

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