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Category: Endangered
Dwarf Manatee – World’s cutest creature found in the Amazon?

This might not be news for some of you, but for those of you that has missed it: a new species of manatee might have been encountered by Dr Marc van Roosmalen in the Brazilian Amazon! Not only is this believed to be an entirely new species of manatee; it is also the smallest living member of the order Sirenia, […]

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Clownfish to be considered endangered

Many of us may think about clown fish as commonly found reef fish but the fact is that many clownfish species might becoming endangered in some areas such as of the coast of Australia at least if we should believe Dr Billy Sinclair, University of Cumbria.. A big culprit is the aquarium trade. Just five years ago there were still […]

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Fishing orangutangs

A series of photos have been published of an orangutan fishing using a spear while hanging out over the water from a branch. The orangutan in the pictures is a male living in a sanctuary on the island of Kaja in Borneo. This reserve offers home for animals that have been displaced and homeless by logging and other development. As […]

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Amazon Molly using Genetic Tricks to Survive

Scientists from the University of Edinburgh believe that the Amazon Molly may be using genetic survival tricks to avoid becoming extinct. The species in Texas and Mexico interact with males of different species to reproduce. The fry are clones of the mother and never inherit any traits of the male. This species will soon develop problems reproducing and will often […]

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Bolivian River Dolphin Recognized as New Species

The Bolivian Amazon (picture by: Thomas van den Berk) The Bolivian River Dolphin has finally been graced with the acknowledgement that it is, in fact, a separate species from its close relative, the Amazon River Dolphin. Lighter in color, smaller, and having more teeth, are only a few of the things that separate this newly named species apart from the […]

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Science Doing its Part to Protect the North Atlantic Right Whale

picture provided by: NOAA Ship DELAWARE II Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution has developed a new Right Whale listening buoy for the Massachusetts Bay. The buoys are designed to recognize the distinctive call of the Atlantic Right Whale which migrates throughout the bay. When heard, the buoys emit a signal to a web-site and marine warning […]

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Pollution Kills River Porpoises in Yangtze

In December 2007, the Baji dolphin of the Yangtze river was declared extinct. A study has now revealed that the Yangtze finless porpoise might face the same destiny if no protective measures are taken, National Geographic News reports. A new study has shown that Yangtze river porpoises are dying in part due to exposure to insecticides and mercury. The Yangtze […]

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Russia has proposed a five year long ban on fishing sturgeon in the Caspian Sea

Credit: NMFS File Photo Russia has proposed a five year long ban on fishing sturgeon in the Caspian Sea, News.com.au reports. According to non-governmental organisation Caviar Emptor, the Beluga Sturgeon population has declined by 90 percent during the last 20 years. Russia has suggested that all countries bordering the Caspian should impose a ban and that the ban should last […]

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Judge rejects request to stop Oregon, Washington from killing sea lions to protect salmon

A federal judge on Wednesday refused to stop Oregon and Washington from trapping and killing California sea lions at Bonneville Dam this spring to keep them from gobbling endangered salmon. The Humane Society of the United States filed a lawsuit against the plan and asked for a preliminary court injunction to stop it. Humane Society attorneys argued that culling sea […]

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Presumed extinct turtle turns out to be extant

During recent years, a lot of fascinating discoveries have occurred in Vietnam and now scientists from the Cleveland Zoo claim to have discovered a Swinhoe’s giant turtle living in a lake in the northern parts of the country. According to an article from the BBC, the team from Cleveland spent three years looking for the Swinhoe’s giant turtle. The amazing […]

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Increased salinity kills river dolphins in Bangladesh

According to the BBC, conservationists are increasingly concerned over the future for the Bangladesh river dolphins since they are now threatened not only by pollution, over-fishing, accidental deaths caused by fishing nets, and shortage of prey, and but also by declining freshwater supplies. The situation is especially serious for the Ganges River dolphin and the Irrawadday dolphin. These two freshwater […]

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