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Scientists Team Up To Improve Rehabilitation of Endangered African Penguins

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Scientists Team Up To Improve Rehabilitation of Endangered African Penguins

Source: Phys.org/Florida Atlantic University - November 22, 2017

With less than 25,000 breeding pairs in existence today, it is an uphill battle for the African Penguin, which calls South Africa home. The 60 more…

North Atlantic Right Whale

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North Atlantic Right Whale

Source: One Species at a Time/Ari Daniel - November 20, 2017

The North Atlantic Right Whale is currently one of the rarest large whales in the world, having been drastically reduced to critically low numbers by more…

Hong Kong’s Napoleon Wrasse Complex: Why is this Endangered Reef Fish So Common in Restaurants?

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Hong Kong’s Napoleon Wrasse Complex: Why is this Endangered Reef Fish So Common in Restaurants?

Source: Hakai Magazine/Justin Heifetz - November 17, 2017

The Napoleon wrasse is one of the world’s biggest reef fish. Reaching nearly two meters in length, it gleams in radiant blues and yellows, has more…

A 60-Ton Wake Up Call, North Atlantic Right Whales

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A 60-Ton Wake Up Call, North Atlantic Right Whales

Source: COSEE Now/Ari Daniel - September 14, 2017

Ari Daniel created the podcast Ocean Gazing about ocean observing and exploration. In each episode, he considers the real-time swirl of creatures, chemicals, and currents of more…

Learning From Past Mistakes: Whale Population Collapse Teaches us How to Help Future Species at Risk

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Learning From Past Mistakes: Whale Population Collapse Teaches us How to Help Future Species at Risk

Source: Phys.org/University of Zurich - June 23, 2017

A study of historic whaling records has revealed there were warning signs that populations of commercially harvested whales were heading for global collapse up to more…

For Endangered Species, the Road to Recovery Can be Winding and Bumpy

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For Endangered Species, the Road to Recovery Can be Winding and Bumpy

Source: The Conversation/Peter Alagona, University of California, Santa Barbara and Kevin C. Brown, University of California, Santa Barbara - February 1, 2017

Anyone who has ever undergone a medical procedure knows that it’s tough to say when you’re fully recovered. The doctor claims you’ll be up and more…

Zebra Shark Confounds Scientists, Gives Birth Without a Mate

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Zebra Shark Confounds Scientists, Gives Birth Without a Mate

Source: CNN/Anna Cummins - January 23, 2017

(CNN) - A female zebra shark in an Australian aquarium has astounded scientists by producing live offspring asexually, three years after being separated from her more…

NOAA Announces Beluga Recovery Plan for Alaska

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NOAA Announces Beluga Recovery Plan for Alaska

Source: CBC News/AP - January 13, 2017

A U.S. federal plan for the recovery of an endangered Alaska beluga whale calls for a reduction in threats of high concern while scientists try more…

Air China Experiences Dramatic Shift in Attitudes, Bans Shark Fin Transport

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Air China Experiences Dramatic Shift in Attitudes, Bans Shark Fin Transport

Source: The Washington Post/Simon Denyer - January 11, 2017

BEIJING — Air China has become the first airline in mainland China to ban shark fin cargo, marking a dramatic shift in attitudes toward trade in more…

US Navy Dolphins Reassigned to Save Vaquitas

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US Navy Dolphins Reassigned to Save Vaquitas

Source: The Verge/Rachel Becker - January 5, 2017

The US Navy plans to deploy its squadron of highly trained, bomb-locating bottlenose dolphins this spring. But the dolphins won’t be using their sonar for more…