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01-22-2022
Lighted nets help protect endangered marine wildlife
New research published in the journal Current Biology has found that using LED illuminated nets greatly reduced accidental catch of sharks, rays, sea turtles or other unwanted fish. This leads to a win-win situation for commercial fisheries and marine wildlife. Gillnets are one of the most widely used fishing gear in coastal areas of the world’s oceans. However, using them often results in the bycatch of animals not targeted by fishers, including endangered, threatened, or protected species such as sharks, rays, sea turtles, or seabirds. This incidental...
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02-02-2017
Red-footed tortoises have tremendous long-term memories
As the old saying goes: “An elephant never forgets.” Well,...
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02-01-2017
Females evolved beauty as tool for defense, status symbol
In some species, the males evolved beauty. Male peacocks have...
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01-31-2017
New animal testing method saves lab mouse lives
New animal testing method saves lab mouse lives. According to...
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01-31-2017
Scientists: shark DNA may hold the key to curing cancer
In the “X-Men” comics and movies, Wolverine has the unique...
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01-30-2017
Scientists suggest a new flu vaccine for your dog
Next winter, you may not be the only one heading...
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01-30-2017
Hamsters fed corn become carnivorous cannibals
Hamsters fed corn turn from cute and cuddly into something from...
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01-30-2017
Mercury levels in fish may rise with global temperatures
The mercury is rising, in more ways than one. As...
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01-28-2017
Activists: wall on U.S.-Mexico border will damage environment
Building a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border would be an...
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01-27-2017
Man’s best friend has the capacity to share, scientists say
“You have to share!” It’s a lesson we try to...
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01-27-2017
Male spiders use rainbow colors and dancing to find females
When male jumping spiders want to mate, they do the...
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01-27-2017
New crab species named after Harry Potter favorite
Let’s all celebrate with a round of butterbeers! Scientists who...
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01-26-2017
Oh, poop! Scientists link cat litter to Alzheimer’s
Cat lovers take a lot of heat. They’re stereotyped as...
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