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12-05-2021
Thousands of whales are killed by ship strikes each year
According to research carried out by non-profit Friend of the Sea, ship strikes kill more than 20,000 whales every year. This an alarming number, especially considering how close to extinction some species (such as the North Atlantic right whale) already are.  The problem of whale ship collisions is a worldwide phenomenon, but Friend of the Sea has identified eleven key spots where strikes are especially common. These are areas where shipping lanes cross prime feeding and breeding areas for whales.  The key areas and endangered whale species...
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12-04-2021
Dogs have a high risk of disease due to inbreeding
A new study published in the journal Canine Medicine and...
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12-03-2021
Mysterious origins of western honey bees revealed
The western honey bee (Apis mellifera) is the most common of...
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12-03-2021
It's official: Humans killed off the Norwegian wolf
New research shows that wolves living in Norway and Sweden...
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12-03-2021
Extinct raptor killed like an eagle, ate like a vulture
The extinct Haast’s eagle or harpagornis (Hieraaetus moorei) is the...
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12-03-2021
Patches of plenty explain the ocean food paradox
Food availability for ocean predators, in general, is rather low....
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12-02-2021
Melting Arctic ice gives killer whales new opportunities
Killer whales are opportunistic predators that hunt a variety of...
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12-02-2021
Whiskers reveal what Tasmanian devils ate months ago
Tasmanian devils are the largest carnivorous marsupial left in the...
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12-02-2021
More than a quarter of UK bird species are endangered
According to a new report from the bird charity organization...
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12-02-2021
Dolphins perform a spinning dive to catch deep prey
A new study has found that Risso’s dolphins perform a...
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12-01-2021
Ancient Columbian reptile looked like a swordfish
With so many species of creatures in the world, it’s...
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12-01-2021
Eating less meat is better for animal welfare and environmental health
The food we choose to eat every day has impacts...
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12-01-2021
Feral cats are a "catastrophic threat" to Australia’s wildlife
Feral cats threaten the survival of over 100 native species...
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