Date archive forJanuary, 2017
By Deborah Sullivan Brennan On Monday, January 16th, 2017
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This forecasting tool aims to keep ships and blue whales from colliding – Baltimore Sun

A new forecasting tool will help scientists predict blue whale traffic, as the ocean behemoths make their annual migration. The tool allows researchers to post online maps showing likely “hot spots” More...

By Bookmarklet On Sunday, January 15th, 2017
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Stranded deer rescued from frozen lake in Hammonds Plains – Nova Scotia – CBC News

A stranded deer was guided to safety off a frozen lake Sunday morning with help from firefighters and officials from Nova Scotia’s Department of Natural Resources. They were able to help the animal reach More...

By Caley Maclennan On Friday, January 13th, 2017
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Watch These Hummingbirds Take Their First Flight

It’s miraculous when any bird takes its first flight, but it’s rare to witness the exact moment. In this video, watch two hummingbirds leave the nest for the first time on New Year’s Day. After the first More...

By Caley Maclennan On Friday, January 13th, 2017
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Tequila makers helped bring this bat species back from the brink | MNN – Mother Nature Network

When environmentalists and industry leaders come together for conservation, amazing things happen. Take, for instance, the case of the lesser long-nosed bat. This species was once close to extinction. Because it’s More...

By Caley Maclennan On Wednesday, January 11th, 2017
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Bumble bee gets a helping hand from Endangered Species Act

A beleaguered wild bee has become the first bee species in the continental United States to be declared endangered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). The rusty patched bumble bee (Bombus affinis) was More...

By Caley Maclennan On Monday, January 9th, 2017
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Bizarre Mariana Trench ‘alien call’ identified | MNN – Mother Nature Network

In July 2015, scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) lowered a microphone more than 36,000 feet into the Mariana Trench. For the next three weeks, they captured a wide array of More...

By Caley Maclennan On Monday, January 9th, 2017
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The Largest Animal That’s Ever Lived | Goodheart’s Extreme Science

In terms of sheer size, nothing on Earth, now or even in the prehistoric past, can match the blue whale. A few dinosaurs may have come close, but so far as we know, the blue whale is the largest creature that’s More...

By Bookmarklet On Friday, January 6th, 2017
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Why the U.S. Government Treats Catfish Unlike Any Other Fish

A US Catfish, likely unaware of his controversial status. US Army Corps of Engineers/Public Domain In early December, the House Freedom Caucus—a group of conservative Republicans aiming to push their party rightward—released More...

By Caley Maclennan On Friday, January 6th, 2017
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Wind power and wildlife thrive together – Into the Wind

Wind power and birds can exist in harmony. TOM VINSON JANUARY 5, 2017 National Bird Day is today and it offers a good chance to share the positive story about wind energy and birds. Cleaner air, healthier More...

By Bookmarklet On Thursday, January 5th, 2017
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The Mysterious Disappearance of Keith Davis

The unsettling disappearance of a fisheries observer sparks questions about safety on the high seas and the fate of the fish stocks observers attempt to monitor. by Sarah Tory Published January 4, 2017 I. A More...