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    SMART CETACEANS

    Story Source Marine mammals include cetaceans and pinnipeds. Dolphins, whales and porpoises are “cetaceans.” Walruses, sea lions and seals are “pinnipeds”. While they must breathe air like all mammals, marine mammals can stay underwater for up to two hours before surfacing for air. Dolphins and whales breath air through blowholes, while walruses, seals and sea […]

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    DEALING WITH FLEAS

    Story Source The flea has been around for about 40 million years. It is such a tenacious pest because it reproduces explosively. One female flea can lay more than 800 eggs in her six-week lifetime. An egg can become an adult flea in less than three weeks, ready to reproduce. Within only 30 days, just […]

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    JUST LIKE HUMANS, DOLPHINS HAVE SOCIAL NETWORKS

    Story Source They may not be on Facebook or Twitter, but dolphins do, in fact, form highly complex and dynamic networks of friends, according to a recent study by scientists. Dolphins are known for being highly social animals, and a team of researchers at Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute (HBOI) at Florida Atlantic University took a […]

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    WINGED WONDERS

    Story Source Birds are incredibly intelligent animals. They make and use tools and culturally transmit knowledge across generations. They are social, communicating with visual signals, calls and songs, and participate in such social behaviors such as cooperative breeding and hunting, flocking and mobbing of predators. The vast majority of bird species are monogamous, for one […]

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    Meet Zuul, the Destroyer of Shins: Newly Discovered 75-Million-Year-Old Armored Dinosaur Named After ‘Ghostbusters’ Monster

    Story Source The Ghostbusters monster dubbed Zuul, a horned demon-like creature who famously emerged from the refrigerator, has now inspired the name of a newly discovered 75-million-year-old dinosaur. “Me and my co-author David Evans were batting around ideas for what to name it, and I just half-jokingly said, ‘It looks like Zuul from Ghostbusters,’” co-author […]

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    France Finally Joins Ban on Breeding Captive Killer Whales, Dolphins

    Story Source France announced that they are going to ban the breeding of dolphins and orcas in captivity. In addition, they are also prohibiting the keeping of all whales, dolphins and porpoises in captivity, with the exemption for all those animals that are already held captive. For establishments that already have animals in captivity, the […]

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    Extinct Wolves Return to Denmark After 200 Years

    Story Source It’s been a long time since wolves roamed the country of Denmark, but it looks like they’re back. According to a report from Phys Org, a wolf pack — consisting of four male and one female — traveled aroud 500 kilometers from Germany to western Denmark’s agricultural land, marking the first time the […]

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    Hundreds of Leopard Sharks Washed Ashore San Francisco Bay

    Story Source Marine biologists are baffled by the huge numbers of dead leopard sharks being washed ashore San Francisco Bay, from San Mateo to Bolinas. Since the second week of March, hundreds of dead leopard sharks have been spotted at the shorelines of Oakland, Berkeley, Hayward, Foster City, Redwood City, Alameda and San Francisco. The […]

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    Shocking: Deer Spotted Munching on Human Remains

    Story Source For the first time ever, a deer was spotted snacking on human flesh. According to a report from Popular Science, scientists from the Forensic Anthropology Research Facility (FARF) were studying the reactions of scavengers on human remains when they left a body in the woods. The team monitored the site with a motion-sensitive […]