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2015-04-17 16:22:45

Merrick donates nearly 50,000 meals for homeruns hit on Major League Baseball's Opening Days AMARILLO, Texas, April 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Now at the plate, local shelters! Merrick Pet Care

beaked whale
2015-04-17 12:44:23

A whale song recorded by marine biologists in the frigid waters of Antarctica may belong to an entirely new species of the massive aquatic mammal, according to new research published earlier this month in the Society for Marine Mammalogy journal Marine Mammal Science.

sweat happy
2015-04-17 09:45:06

If you’re happy and you know it... sweat? It may sound odd, but new research published this week in the journal Psychological Science indicates that humans produce chemical compounds called chemosignals in our perspiration that lets other smell when we’re happy.

bouvier red colobus monkeys
2015-04-17 08:20:22

It’s over 50 years since the last confirmed sighting of Bouvier's red colobus monkey, Procolobus pennantii bouvieri. Now, two primatologists have captured the first ever photograph of a monkey so rare that many scientists believed it was extinct. The picture clearly shows a mother and infant.

2015-04-16 23:04:03

Veterinarians are now reporting that clients that use iCare financial are often brought to tears by the fact that they have a way to save their animals.

2015-04-16 23:01:13

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grey whale
2015-04-16 13:47:42

Her name is Varvara (Russian for Barbara) and she likes to travel. Varvara is a western North Pacific gray whale, an endangered species. Scientists from the Marine Mammal Institute at Oregon State University and Russia’s A.N Severtsov Institute for Ecology and Evolution (IEE) have recorded her epic journey, a round-trip trek of nearly 14,000 miles. This is, claim the research team, the longest migration of a mammal ever recorded.

chimp spears
2015-04-16 08:57:11

Female chimpanzees create spears in order to stab their prey, suggesting that the ability to craft these kinds of weapons originated with early primates and that ancient humans may have hunted in a similar manner, according to a new Royal Society Open Science study.

2015-04-16 08:39:03

Boeing honors Zebra with award for Painter Fall Protection solution WASHINGTON, April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Zebra Technologies

2015-04-15 23:05:01

Insect Shield® for Pets features built-in, EPA-registered insect protection proven to repel mosquitoes, ticks, flies and fleas. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) April


Latest Zoology Reference Libraries

Poli's Stellate Barnacle
2014-12-10 12:25:57

Poli’s stellate barnacle (Chthamalus stellatus) is a species of acorn barnacle that can be found in Southern Europe, South West England, and Ireland attached to rocky shorelines. It prefers to reside in warmer waters in areas that are less protected than bays, where it will attach itself to rocks and other hard materials. Poli’s stellate barnacle is typically cone shaped but can be shaped like a tube when living in large colonies and reaches a size of up to .55 inches. It is covered by...

Laysan Rail, Porzana palmeri
2014-12-09 12:15:35

The Laysan Rail or Laysan Crake (Porzana palmeri) was a flightless bird native to the Northwest Hawaiian Island of Laysan. This small island was, and still is, an important seabird colony, and sustained numerous native species, including the rail. It became extinct because of habitat loss and by domestic rabbits, and eventually, World War II. Its scientific name is in honor of Henry Palmer, who collected in the Hawaiian Islands for Walter Rothschild. It was a rather small bird, measuring...

Reunion Swamphen, Porphyrio coerulescens
2014-12-09 11:13:20

The Reunion Swamphen (Porphyrio coerulescens), known also as the Reunion Gallinule or Oiseau bleu, is a hypothetical species of extinct rail from Reunion, Mascarensis until now only known from report from travelers. It is rather certain that such a bird once was present on the island. Six reports confirm its existence, and the genus Porphyrio is known as a colonizer of oceanic islands, having evolved into many local endemic species, of which only the Takahe is still found to be living...

Diablito, Oophaga Sylvatica
2014-11-18 13:51:52

The Diablito, Oophaga Sylvatica, is a species of frog belonging to the Dendrobatidae family. It’s located in Colombia and Ecuador. The natural habitat is tropical and subtropical moist lowland forests. It’s threatened by habitat loss. It is listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List although this species is still relatively widely distributed. It has declined seriously within Ecuador and its overall status is of concern. It is about 0.5 to 0. Inches long and weighs about 1 to...

Wood Frog, Rana sylvatica
2014-11-18 13:48:48

The Wood Frog (Rana sylvatica) has a broad distribution over North America, stretching from the southern Appalachians to the boreal forest with several notable disjunct populations including lowland eastern North Carolina. This frog has garnered attention by biologist over the last century due to its freeze tolerance, relatively great degree of terrestrialism, interesting habitat associations, and relatively long-range movements. The wood frog is the state amphibian of New York. Similar to...

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gazingstock
  • A person or thing gazed at with wonder or curiosity, especially of a scornful kind.
The 'stock' of 'gazingstock' comes from an Old English word meaning 'tree trunk' or 'wood'.
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