Plastic Littering the Arctic

October 26, 2012

Plastic bags are some of the most common kinds of litter that you can see in the ocean. Plastic takes years to decompose and will create dangerous pollutants that threaten marine life. One of the most dangerous aspects of plastic is the fact that many animals mistake them for food, especially since they greatly resemble [...]

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Human Voice Mimicry in Whale

October 26, 2012

A captive beluga whale named Noc is currently making headlines for being the first recorded marine animal to mimic the sound of human voices. The animal has been in captivity for more than 30 years, living in the San Diego National Marine Mammal Foundation. In a report by the National Geographic written by journalist Helen [...]

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Geoengineering to Help Slow Down Arctic Melting

October 26, 2012

Scientists are scrambling to come up with a real solution to the problem of global warming and climate change. Since climate change is in full swing and lessening the amount of carbon emissions in the planet will not be able to get rid of the carbon that is already in the atmosphere, scientists are turning [...]

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Iron Dumping Experiment Goes Awry

October 26, 2012

A California businessman managed to convince the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of the United States to lend him ocean monitoring equipment such as buoys. He then went on to load a large fishing boat with about a hundred tonnes of iron dust, which he then dumped directly into the ocean waters. The cruise started [...]

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Song Birds Choose Mates That Are Similar To Them With The Right Eye

October 26, 2012

Many song birds have extremely complex mating rituals that are very taxing, especially for the males involved. Males of certain bird species are typically brighter and more colourful than the females, who tend to have a very drab appearance, often in a neutral plumage. In most bird species, only the males sing because they sing [...]

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Climate Change Affecting Salamander Populations

October 26, 2012

Salamanders are ecologically important animals that play a major role in the food chain. They are small, amphibious animals and typically have a tetrapod body. Salamanders are often mistaken for lizards because of their very similar appearance to the reptiles. However, salamanders are a completely different species altogether. Salamanders are particularly important to the water [...]

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Local Bear Cubs to Help Raise Awareness Against Bear Bile Harvesting

October 26, 2012

Two young Asiatic bear cubs were rescued by authorities from poachers, who would be using the animals to harvest them for their bile. The two suspected smugglers in Vietnam were caught trying to smuggle the bears out of the city, and were arrested immediately after the brother bear cubs were found on them. The two [...]

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Animal Depression Studies Ask Whether Animals are Capable of this Emotion

October 26, 2012

Humans are no doubt considered some of the most intelligent species to ever walk the Earth. In addition to logic and reasoning, humans also possess a strong emotional response that is capable of expressing a myriad of complex emotions. Originally, these faculties supposedly separate us from animals, who are mostly motivated by instinct and not [...]

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80 Polar Bears Attracted to Village Because of Whale Carcass

October 26, 2012

In an interesting turn of events, roughly 80 polar bears were attracted by the chopped off head of a bowhead whale. Bowhead whale hunting is illegal for people all over the world except for the local tribes men. They are the Inupiat hunters, and Inupiat communities have lived this way for thousands of years. Despite [...]

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Blue And Green Honey Caused By Food Colour

October 26, 2012

According to NBC News, a strange colour change in honey is making French bee keepers lose a lot of profits on their hives. The report mentions that certain bee keepers with apiaries in the North-eastern area of France have been shocked to find that many of their hives are producing honey in very odd shades [...]

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