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2015-04-21 23:11:32

Tourist season has arrived! Royal Flush Havanese shares five tips to make travel planning and staying in pet-friendly housing a breeze. Charlestown, RI (PRWEB)

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2015-04-21 19:51:53

The wolf population at Isle Royale National Park in Michigan has reached a historic low, with only three members of the group remaining alive – just one-third the amount that were spotted in 2014, according to wildlife experts from Michigan Technical University.

2015-04-20 23:09:48

Globanet Centera Migrate moves hundreds of Centera terabytes at record pace Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 20, 2015 Globanet™, a leading developer and

2015-04-20 12:30:28

Reach of organization's lifesaving work doubled in 12 months, now touching 40,000 lives a minute WASHINGTON, April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Humane Association, the country's

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2015-04-20 11:47:20

It’s calls were first detected by US Navy hydrophones in the Pacific Ocean in 1989, and experts are unclear whether or not it’s a new species or even if it’s a male or a female. So what happened to the mysterious creature dubbed “the loneliest whale in the world?”

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2015-04-20 08:50:47

A scientific expedition carrying out research in the Gulf of Mexico last Tuesday got a very big surprise (both literally and figuratively) when their robotic submarine captured rare footage of a typically reclusive sperm whale swimming laps around its cameras.

2015-04-20 04:23:14

HOLON, Israel, April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Sapiens International Corporation [http://www.sapiens.com ] , (NASDAQ and TASE: SPNS), a leading global provider of software

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2015-04-18 10:22:02

Octopuses have their own unique way of walking, and this study is the first ever to demonstrate how the cephalopods can move in any direction relative to body orientation.

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

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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.


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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