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Sharks Eat Land Birds?!

By | January 25, 2012 at 9:00 pm | No comments

Photo by Alkok via flickr It is difficult to imagine sharks eating birds that do not associate with water, but they do. Not all sharks do; tiger sharks are one example. While route sampling off the coast of Alabama in 2009, Dauphin Island Sea Lab’s Markus Drymon caught a...

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How Empathically the Animal Kingdom Works

By | January 2, 2012 at 5:13 pm | No comments

Photo by Noa Brandt via flickr Scientists recently conducted research on rats to see whether animals other than apes can perform selflessly. It is long observed that we inherit our empathy from our closely related apes and ape-like ancestors. Non-ape animals were not tested...

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Manta Ray: The New Red List of Threatened Species

By | November 30, 2011 at 7:29 pm | No comments

Photo by Biplab Narendra via flickr Seeing the manta rays have always been a popular tourist attraction. People have described a feeling of marvel and wonder when diving with the rays, and awe at the majesty of the enormity of their size. Yet, as time comes and goes by, this...

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Farmed Salmon to Blame for Increased Wild Salmon Disease

By | November 18, 2011 at 8:01 pm | No comments

Salmon farm off BC coast. Photo by Obominog via flicker. Salmon disease is, unfortunately, not new to the wild but is increasing at alarming rates. The cause of this? It is not global warming or water change - salmon farming is the culprit. Alterations of the living style of...

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