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Tōkyō :: Japan | 6 months ago

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Coined by Charles Darwin, the term "living fossils" is used to describe living creatures that have stood the test of time hardy and resilient organisms that have remained largely unchanged for millions of years. Here are some of of the most

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Sydney :: Australia | 7 months ago

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Eivind Undheim Scientists have found unique compounds in the venom of Australian scorpions that have potential uses in pain management drugs. Bryan Fry from the University of Queensland's school of biological sciences led a group that caught and

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Mumbai :: India | 8 months ago

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The Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) has planned to request the Central government to declare horseshoe crab habitats in the country as ecologically sensitive...Venkataraman, told The Hindu that the bizarre-looking creatures belong to the family of

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Gloucester :: United Kingdom | 8 months ago

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They emerge from waters along the Eastern Seaboard during the high tides of full and new moons each May and June to spawn and lay their eggs on sandy beaches. The world's largest population is concentrated in the Delaware Bay off the coasts of New

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Portland :: OR :: USA | 9 months ago

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The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife killed an alligator snapping turtle last week that had been reported by a fisherman in Prineville Reservoir.

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Medellín :: Colombia | 10 months ago

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Amazon fish has super-shield against piranhas Wednesday, 16 October 2013 A Pirarucu' Arapaima gigas fish is seen at the aquarium at Explora Park, in Medellin, Antioquia department, Colombia. An armoured fish living in the Amazon has evolved a

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São Paulo :: Brazil | 10 months ago

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College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse, N.Y.  Wikimedia Commons   Four species were identified in the mid-1800's but it was in 1868 when Albert Gunther, a scientist at the British Museum of Natural History, revised popular opinion

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Tōkyō :: Japan | 10 months ago

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This fall, the fan-shaped leaves of the ginkgo tree will turn a golden yellow, and in the silence of the night, the tree will offer a little arboreal tremor and drop its entire canopy in a total release of its unique and primal foliage. The

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Boston :: MA :: USA | 10 months ago

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A little shorebird called the red knot is closer to getting federal protection. The rosy-breasted red knot makes a 10,000-mile migration from South America to the Arctic and stops to refuel in Cape Cod and Delaware Bay. Officials say rising sea

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New York City :: NY :: USA | 11 months ago

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After hunting dogs, an electric fence and traps couldn't get the job done, a German town looking to remove a snapping turtle from a lake has asked a blacksmith to create a giant rake to fish out the sharp-beaked reptile. Authorities in Irsee believe

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