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green turtle
2014-07-31 04:00:00

University of Exeter Sea turtles are not a species one would normally associate with the United Kingdom. But on the remote UK overseas territory of Ascension Island, one of the world’s largest green turtle populations is undergoing something of a renaissance. Writing in the journal Biodiversity and Conservation, scientists from the University of Exeter and Ascension Island Government Conservation Department report that the number of green turtles nesting at the remote South Atlantic...

Graneledone boreopacifica
2014-07-31 07:53:25

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A team of researchers has discovered the most dedicated mother in the entire animal kingdom: a deep-sea octopus that protected and tended to her eggs for a period for 4 1/2 years until her offspring finally hatched. In research published Wednesday in the open-access journal PLOS ONE, the study authors explain that an octopus typically has one single reproductive period during its lifetime, and while females tend to keep watch over...

2014-07-30 16:23:51

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seven deer testing positive for Chronic Wasting Disease are providing researchers with valuable samples and insights on combating the deadly disease. The deer from an infected Reynoldsville, Jefferson County farm tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease. Two other white-tailed deer died in April on the farm and tested positive for the disease. This marks the 14(th) white-tailed deer in the state to test positive for the...

2014-07-30 12:33:46

Post-acquisition, Sapiens will offer a holistic, end-to-end decision management solution HOLON, Israel, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sapiens International Corporation [http://www.sapiens.com ], (NASDAQ and TASE: SPNS), a leading global provider of software solutions for the insurance industry, with an emerging focus on the broader financial services sector, today announced it has acquired Knowledge Partners International (KPI), a pioneer and recognized leader in decision...

2014-07-30 08:24:35

USDA Reports 130,000 Trees Lost to the Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB) WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It is potentially a nightmare environmental and economic scenario. A devastating invasive pest with no known natural predators threatens recreational areas, forests, and suburban and urban shade trees. The recreation, timber, nursery, and maple syrup industries alone could suffer severe losses. Once a tree is infested, it must be removed....

2014-07-29 23:16:41

Royal Flush Havanese shares with readers the downsides to breeding and owning these canines. Charlestown, RI (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 In recent years, the fad of owning designer dog breeds– otherwise known as crossbreed mutts– has become increasingly popular. The Havanese itself has been crossbred with other breeds, producing dogs such as the Hacachon, the Havashire, and the Havanese Shih Tzu. The primary reason designer dogs have become popular is due to the myth that by crossbreeding...

2014-07-29 23:03:14

The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) continues to be on the cutting-edge of canine health research with the funding of Dr. Ben Hart’s landmark study which evaluates the health implications of early spay and neuter in dogs. Raleigh NC (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) continues to be on the cutting-edge of canine health research with the funding of Dr. Ben Hart’s landmark study which evaluates the health implications of early spay and neuter in dogs. Data...

2014-07-29 23:01:57

The Puppy Store offers tips on flea and tick prevention for dogs. Merrick, NY (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 Summer is here, and that means it’s time to soak up the sunshine, whether that means enjoying a hike, swimming in a pool or laying out on the beach. However, warm weather can also mean it’s time for fleas and ticks. The Puppy Store is here to help pet owners protect their dogs from these pesky creatures during the summer months. It’s almost impossible to completely keep fleas and...

2014-07-29 12:29:06

Pet Leadership Council Releases Study Conducted by Harris Poll as it Mounts Effort to Defend Consumer Choice GREENWICH, Conn., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- By an overwhelming margin, America's dog and cat owners say the best way to crack down on illegal puppy mill operators is not to ban the sale of dogs and cats at local pet stores, as a handful of local communities have done, but rather to enact and enforce tougher breeder standards (67% vs. 33%). The Pet Leadership Council, a coalition of...

2014-07-28 23:07:26

New Market Research Reports "Global Aquaculture Market Analysis Size And Segment Forecasts To 2020 ” Has Been Added to GrandViewReseach.com Report Database. View full report With TOC - http://www.grandviewresearch.com/industry-analysis/aquaculture-market. San Francisco, California (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 The global market for aquaculture is expected to reach USD 202.96 billion by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. Aquaculture includes farming of aquatic...


Latest Zoology Reference Libraries

Choctaw Hog
2014-08-27 09:43:31

The Choctaw hog is a breed of domestic pig that originated in the United States of America after Spaniards brought livestock to the area in the sixteenth century. The breed was used by Native Americans and European settlers as well as many others for over three hundred years. During the nineteenth century, the Choctaw people moved into the Oklahoma Territory and in 1830 the government forcibly removed the people of the Five Civilized Tribes into Oklahoma, who brought with them more hogs. The...

Chato Murciano
2014-08-27 09:39:21

The Chato Murciano is a breed of domestic pig that was developed in Murcia in Spain and is the only remaining breed of pig that is native to that area. It was first developed when the Spanish found that their pigs were not meeting their standards, so they bred the Murciano with other pigs including Berkshires, large whites, Victorias, and Tamworths. This created a breed that was and is used for its bacon and meat. The Chato Murciano was named after its place of origin and its short nose....

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...

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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
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This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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