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Newswise: Discovery of an Endangered Species in a Well-Known Cave Raises Questions

Article ID: 719329

Discovery of an Endangered Species in a Well-Known Cave Raises Questions

University of Alabama Huntsville

How did the Alabama cave shrimp get into two distinct cave systems that don't share a watershed?

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19-Sep-2019 5:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 719231

BRI Publishes Results of Loon Study After North Cape Oil Spill

Biodiversity Research Institute (BRI)

Biodiversity Research Institute (BRI) announces the publication of the scientific paper Restoration of common loons following the North Cape Oil Spill, Rhode Island, USA, in the journal Science of the Total Environment (now available online). This loon restoration study, conducted in collaboration with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over a 15-year period, resulted in the acquisition or conservation easements of nearly 607,028 ha (1.5 million acres) of Maine forests and waters to support the protection of 119 loon pairs in perpetuity.

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19-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Newswise: New study finds U.S. and Canada have lost more than one in four birds in the past 50 years

Article ID: 719295

New study finds U.S. and Canada have lost more than one in four birds in the past 50 years

Cornell University

Data show that since 1970, the U.S. and Canada have lost nearly 3 billion birds, a massive reduction in abundance involving hundreds of species, from beloved backyard songbirds to long-distance migrants.

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19-Sep-2019 1:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Vampire Bats Help Unravel the Mystery of Smell

Article ID: 719261

Vampire Bats Help Unravel the Mystery of Smell

Stony Brook University

Smell is one of the most poorly understood of the major senses. But now an international research team led by Laurel Yohe of Stony Brook University suggests a new method to quantify olfactory receptors by sequencing them in vampire bats may hold the key to unraveling the mysteries of smell.

Released:
19-Sep-2019 10:05 AM EDT

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Article ID: 719175

Planned Roads Would Be ‘Dagger in the Heart’ for Borneo’s Forests and Wildlife

James Cook University

Malaysia’s plans to create a Pan-Borneo Highway will severely degrade one of the world’s most environmentally imperilled regions, says a research team from Australia and Malaysia.

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18-Sep-2019 10:20 AM EDT
Newswise: Undervalued Wilderness Areas Can Cut Extinction Risk in Half
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    18-Sep-2019 12:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 719079

Undervalued Wilderness Areas Can Cut Extinction Risk in Half

Wildlife Conservation Society

Wilderness areas, long known for intrinsic conservation value, are far more valuable for biodiversity than previously believed, and if conserved, will cut the world’s extinction risk in half, according to a new study published in the journal Nature.

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17-Sep-2019 10:40 AM EDT
Newswise: Elephant Seal 'Supermoms' Produce Most of the Population, Study Finds

Article ID: 719085

Elephant Seal 'Supermoms' Produce Most of the Population, Study Finds

University of California, Santa Cruz

Most of the pups born in an elephant seal colony in California over a span of five decades were produced by a relatively small number of long-lived "supermoms", according to a new study by researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

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17-Sep-2019 11:15 AM EDT
Newswise: Squirrels Listen in to Birds’ Conversations as Signal of Safety
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    4-Sep-2019 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 718194

Squirrels Listen in to Birds’ Conversations as Signal of Safety

PLOS

Hearing casual chatter of birds after predator call reassures squirrels to come off high alert

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28-Aug-2019 3:05 PM EDT

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