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Drones Used to Confirm That Costa Rican Waters Are Important For Sea Turtles

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Drones Used to Confirm That Costa Rican Waters Are Important For Sea Turtles

Source: Phys.org/Duke University - January 18, 2018

Hundreds of thousands of sea turtles come ashore to lay their eggs during mass-nesting events at Ostional National Wildlife Refuge on Costa Rica's Pacific coast, more…

A Shark Biologist And Aerospace Engineer Team Up To Discover Oceanic Whitetip Behaviors

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A Shark Biologist And Aerospace Engineer Team Up To Discover Oceanic Whitetip Behaviors

Source: Phys.org/Joann C. Adkins/Florida International University - January 17, 2018

Oceanic whitetip sharks move with extreme efficiency, exploiting physics to maximize their energy surplus for both hunting and downtime.

A team of scientists that included more…

The Unsolved Mystery of the Marbled Murrelet

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The Unsolved Mystery of the Marbled Murrelet

Source: Hakai Magazine/Eric Wagner - January 11, 2018

On the rolling seas two kilometers off the central Oregon coast, the early-morning doldrums shatter when the radio squawks to life: “We have a bird. more…

Trump Administration Declares That Accidentally Killing a Bird is No Longer a Crime

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Trump Administration Declares That Accidentally Killing a Bird is No Longer a Crime

Source: NPR/Laurel Wamsley - January 1, 2018

The Trump administration says it will no longer criminally prosecute companies that accidentally kill migratory birds. The decision reverses a rule made in the last more…

Clues to the ‘Lost Years’ of South Atlantic Sea Turtles Uncovered Using Satellite Tracking

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Clues to the ‘Lost Years’ of South Atlantic Sea Turtles Uncovered Using Satellite Tracking

Source: Science Daily/University of Central Florida - December 8, 2017

A University of Central Florida biologist whose groundbreaking work tracking the movements of sea turtle yearlings in the North Atlantic Ocean attracted international attention has more…

Are We Paying Enough to Visit the ‘Priceless’ Great Barrier Reef?

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Are We Paying Enough to Visit the ‘Priceless’ Great Barrier Reef?

Source: The Conversation/Michael Vardon - October 17, 2017

The Great Barrier Reef is one of the world’s finest natural wonders. It’s also extraordinarily cheap to visit – perhaps too cheap.

While a visit more…

Bycatch Deemed Responsible for Decline of Endangered New Zealand Sea Lion

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Bycatch Deemed Responsible for Decline of Endangered New Zealand Sea Lion

Source: Science Daily/University of Otago - October 16, 2017

Getting caught in fishing nets is a major cause of death for the increasingly endangered New Zealand sea lion, according to new research from the more…

Tasmanian Shy Albatross Introduced to Artificial Nests as an Attempt to Boost Populations

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Tasmanian Shy Albatross Introduced to Artificial Nests as an Attempt to Boost Populations

Source: The Guardian/Naaman Zhou - October 12, 2017

The Tasmanian shy albatross has embraced the idea of settling down in an artificial, specially constructed nest, according to scientists who are trying to boost the more…

Why Did So Many Right Whales Meet an Untimely End This Summer?

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Why Did So Many Right Whales Meet an Untimely End This Summer?

Source: Hakai Magazine/Sasha Chapman - October 11, 2017

After two months studying the carcasses of seven right whales found dead off Canada’s Atlantic coast this past summer, scientists have revealed what killed six more…

The Detonation of a Hydrogen Bomb in the North Pacific Would Have Severe Environmental Consequences

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The Detonation of a Hydrogen Bomb in the North Pacific Would Have Severe Environmental Consequences

Source: The Atlantic/Marina Koren - September 27, 2017

The latest fiery exchange between the United States and North Korea has produced a new kind of threat. On Tuesday, during his speech at the more…