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Sea Turtles Use Flippers to Manipulate Food

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Sea turtles use their flippers to handle prey despite the limbs being evolutionarily designed for locomotion, a discovery by Monterey Bay Aquarium researchers published today in PeerJ.
27-Mar-2018 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Turkey-Sized Dinosaur From Australia Preserved in an Ancient Log-Jam

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The partial skeleton of a new species of turkey-sized herbivorous dinosaur has been discovered in 113 million year old rocks in southeastern Australia. The fossilized tail and foot bones give new insight into the diversity of the small, bipedal...
10-Jan-2018 7:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Water Extraction in the Colorado River Places Native Species at Risk of Extinction

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Agriculture and domestic activities consume much of the Colorado River water that once flowed to the Colorado Delta and Northern Gulf of California. The nature and extent of impact of this fresh-water loss on the ecology and fisheries of the...
7-Dec-2017 3:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Scientists Urge Endangered Listing for Cheetahs

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In a study published today in the open-access journal PeerJ, researchers present evidence that low cheetah population estimates in southern Africa support a call to list the cheetah as “Endangered” on the International Union for Conservation of...
11-Dec-2017 7:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Researchers Map the Illegal Use of Natural Resources in the Protected Brazilian Amazon

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New research published in the open access peer-reviewed journal PeerJ uses law enforcement data collected from 2010 to 2015 to understand the geographical distribution of the illegal use of natural resources across the region’s protected area...
6-Oct-2017 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Ancient Petrified Salamander Reveals Its Last Meal

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A new study on an exceptionally preserved salamander from the Eocene of France reveals that its soft organs are conserved under its skin and bones. Organs preserved in three dimensions include the lung, nerves, gut, and within it, the last meal of...
3-Oct-2017 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Woolly Rhino Neck Ribs Provide Clues About Their Decline and Eventual Extinction

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Researchers from the Naturalis Biodiversity Center in Leiden examined woolly rhino and modern rhino neck vertebrae from several European and American museum collections and noticed that the remains of woolly rhinos from the North Sea often possess a...
25-Aug-2017 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

An Alternative to Wolf Control to Save Endangered Caribou

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In a recent study, researchers used a new Canadian government policy as an experiment and found that reducing invasive moose populations has led to population stability for endangered caribou herds.
25-Aug-2017 5:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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