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The time is now to say goodbye to Bravo, the largest turtle in the Midwest, after Newport Aquarium announced Tuesday the Turtle Canyon exhibit will close March 1. NEWPORT,
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Experts have long predicted that warming temperatures will be a veritable death sentence for most types of lizards, but the scientists behind a recent Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) study have found one species that has adapted quite nicely.
An Australian zoo co-owner, 58-year-old Ian Jenkins, lost his thumb Sunday when he was feeding chicken to Macca, a hungry, 13-foot crocodile.
The unique underwater light show produced by the creature known as the “disco clam” could be an attempt by the invertebrate to scare off predators or attract prey, a new study claims.
Killer whale biologists believe that at least one orca acted as a midwife during the recent birth of a calf. The birth of the calf was confirmed by Ken Balcomb of the Center for Whale Research.
The decade long study found that humpback whales do indeed use these “tick-tock” pulse noises when they hunt in groups at night in the almost total darkness of deep water.
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A new species of fanged frog found on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi gave birth to live tadpoles--something extremely rare in frog species.
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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...
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...
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...
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...
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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