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    Tons of Trash in the World's Oceans
    Nearly 270,000 tons of plastic is floating in the world's oceans, according to a new study by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).The trash is composed of at least 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic, according to NOAA...
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    Yellow Hibiscus
    On a recent trip to Maui, Hawaii we discovered some beautiful examples of our 50thstates’ official flower- the Yellow Hibiscus. An endangered species, these beauties are considered by lovers of tropical plants among the brightest of all the...
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    Extremely rare white rhino dies at the San Diego Safari Park
    One of the last remaining northern white rhinos on Earth died of old age at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park yesterday. Angalifu, a well known favorite at the park died at an estimated age of 44. He was born in the wild and originally brought to the...
  • International coalition uses satellite transmitters to track right whales.
    International coalition uses satellite transmitters to track right whales
    For the first time, scientists from the Wildlife Conservation Society, the Aqualie Institute of Brazil, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Cascadia Research Collective, working in cooperation with Fundación Patagonia Natural,...
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    Florida Panthers are celebrated this weekend in Collier County
    The fourth annual Florida Panther Festival is set for this Saturday, Nov. 15, at North Collier Regional Park in Naples, and offers interesting and fun opportunities to learn about Florida’s State Animal and one of the most endangered mammals...
  • 100 countries agree to protect additional 21 types of sharks and rays
    100 countries agree to protect additional 21 types of sharks and rays
    More than 100 countries have voted to add 21 kinds of sharks and rays to their list of protected species. These include thresher and silky sharks as well as hammerheads, according to Bradnee Chambers, executive secretary at the Convention on the...
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    All Birds Are Not Created Equal - So Says Government
    A relatively old story made it's way to the FoxNews airwaves briefly today. It seems that the people charged with dismantling an old bridge in the San Francisco area are being forced to invest millions of dollars in an attempt to get...
  •  Kashmir musk deer with fangs spotted
    'Vampire' deer with fangs thought extinct spotted first time since 1948
    After six decades of not being seen and thought to be extinct, a rare deer with vampire-like fangs has been spotted roaming around in the northeastern region of Afghanistan. According to a report out on Friday, theKashmir musk deer, one of seven...
  • Afghan fanged deer hasn't been seen in 60 years, spotted by researchers
    Afghan fanged deer spotted after 60 years: Dagger-like fangs a mating tool
    The Afghan fanged deer hasn't been seen in 60-years until it was recently spotted by a group of researchers. There is no mistaken the Afghan fanged deer with its long distinct fangs that protrude out of its mouth. The real name for this deer...
  • Possible gray wolf sighting at Grand Canyon
    Possible gray wolf sighting at Grand Canyon
    Grand Canyon Superintendent Dave Uberuaga said that if reports of a gray wolf spotted near Kaibab National Forest just past the North Rim are true, they would certainly be welcome by wildlife conservationists. Wolves largely were exterminated...
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    Louie Psihoyos sheds some light on endangered species
    On Saturday, September 21, The Oceanic Preservation Society and Obscura Digital will host illUmiNationsat the United Nations’ headquarters in New York City. Coinciding with the following day’s People’s Climate March, OPS founder...
  • Indy Zoo goes ape over new orangutan exhibit
    Indy Zoo goes ape over new orangutan exhibit
    INDIANAPOLIS - Ambling through an open door, Azy the orangutan flops on a large seat and eyes the computer screen in front of him. Watching Dr. Robert Shumaker through a huge observation window in an adjoining room, Azy patiently waits for...
  • Blue whale breeching
    California blue whales making a comeback
    Good news for the largest animal on the planet, the blue whale. A recent University of Washington study appears to show that their population has returned to near pre-whaling day’s numbers, at least off the western U.S. coast. This is...
  • Baby pygmy hippopotamus born among us in Swedish zoo
    Baby pygmy hippopotamus born among us in Swedish zoo
    Weighing in at just 13 pounds at birth barely a month ago, Olivia, the pygmy hippopotamus is now thriving and looks like the "little Michelin Man" reports the Swedish Aftonbladet.com. Translated into English, the baby hippo has been...
  • Long time gone - the Passenger Pigeon
    Long time gone - the Passenger Pigeon
    Labor Day (Sept. 1) 2014 is the 100 year anniversary of the extinction of the Passenger Pigeon. The last known living Passenger Pigeon, ‘Martha,’ died in a zoo on Sept. 1, 1914, spending her entire life, 29 years, in captivity.Once the...