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A large pygmy sperm whale carcass that washed up by the Morris Island lighthouse near Charleston Friday was too decomposed to say what killed it, researchers concluded. The whale stranding follows a string of 13 bottlenose dolphin carcasses since late February. A marine mammal stranding crew was in...
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NAGS HEAD, N.C. A North Atlantic right whale, one of the rarest animals in the world, washed ashore Sunday on an Outer Banks beach. The female whale had succumbed to injuries that may have been caused by a boat collision, experts said. North Atlantic right whales - the rarest of all whales - are a...
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Today we begin a journey. Two inexperienced (in film) sisters sit in a quiet bedroom in the early evening, thinking. We discuss camera angles, locations for filming, possible interviews, questions that need to be asked, ideas that need to be emphasized and knowledge that we wish to share. Not&n...
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Wombats will have drowned, turtles won't breed and kangaroos will starve for lack of feed in the wake of Queensland's floods. Pets aren't the only animals in danger from the state's flooding, and native wildlife will suffer serious long-term impacts, Robert Johnson, of the Australian Veterinary Ass...
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NOT DEAD YET A flock of red-winged blackbirds like the ones that made news by dying by the thousands in Arkansas. At the beginning of this month when about 5,000 red-winged blackbirds fell from the sky in one night in Arkansas, biologists were called on to put a damper on public speculation about...
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On New Year's Eve, over 3,000 red-winged blackbirds inexplicably plummeted to their deaths from the skies over Arkansas. They may have struck something while in the air such as lightning or hail. It is also possible that the ground itself caused their deaths, and they were merely rendered unconsciou...
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The Denver Zoo quietly has shifted its mission from displaying captive threatened animals to working worldwide for species survival. The latest project: sending out zookeeper biologists to save the Lake Titicaca giant frog. This fabled underwater frog (Telmatobius culeus) lives only in that windbl...
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  On the 8th of January 2011, I will be taking on the challenge of volunteering to help save the Leatherback Sea Turtles in Costa Rica, the largest sea turtle in the world. I will be joining scientist and other volunteers to help end the devastating effects that plague the Leatherback Sea Turt...
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1.  WhalesForever (http://www.earthprotect.com/your-details/898-WhalesForever.html) - I have dreams of riding whales. I hope they are around forever   2. Give a sloth a piggy back ride     3. Hold hands with a chimp     4. Hug a koala bear   &nb...
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Our friends, the Pandas The giant panda is considered to be China's national treasure and has become a symbol of conservation. Unfortunately, it has also become an endangered species and is severely threatened due to habitat loss and poaching.The people of China have been cutting down bamboo fores...
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COLUMBIA, Mo.— The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today proposed listing the Ozark hellbender as an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act.  The Ozark hellbender is a rare salamander only found in rivers and streams in northern Arkansas and southern Missouri. This salamander is str...
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September 22nd is Elephant Appreciation Day, celebrated since 1996. The official website has many suggestions for ways to celebrate the holiday, but you can use your imagination to honor elephants in your own way. Tell elephant jokes, send an ecard, watch elephant videos on YouTube, or make a donati...
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Dear Family and Friends, On the 8th of January 2011, I will be taking on the challenge of volunteering to help save the Leatherback Sea Turtles in Costa Rica, the largest sea turtle in the world. I will be joining scientist and other volunteers to help end the devastating effects that plague th...
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Dear Family and Friends, On the 8th of January 2011, I will be taking on the challenge of volunteering to help save the Leatherback Sea Turtles in Costa Rica, the largest sea turtle in the world. I will be joining scientist and other volunteers to help end the devastating effects that plague the Le...
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Dear Family and Friends, On the 8th of January 2011, I will be taking on the challenge of volunteering to help save the Leatherback Sea Turtles in Costa Rica, the largest sea turtle in the world. I will be joining scientist and other volunteers to help end the devastating effects that plague the Le...
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Dolphins and whales have a long gestation period – about 11 months and they can nurture their young for years. They are not prolific breeders. The Southern Atlantic Blue Whale has yet to recover from the devastation wrought on that species by rampant over-fishing. Out of perhaps 311,000 Antarctic Bl...
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  WASHINGTON — Humane Society International and The Humane Society of the United States commend a bipartisan group of 17 United States Senators for joining on a letter to President Barack Obama, asking him to require the U.S. delegation to the International Whaling Commission to vote to uphold...
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Does anyone know if there is a website or if I could make a website for people to donate, to help send me to Australia or other countries to do volunteer work? Its like 3-4 thousand for a two week to months trip depending on where you go.
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So it favorite Animals week, which I may be stretching animals to the insect kingdom, but for today this guy is my favorite. This is a Luna Moth and to some degree they're quite rare. Humans rarely see the moth because they fly at night. They also have become endangered as a result of pollution and ...
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Just a century ago, more than 1 million chimpanzees roamed the African forests. Today, scientists figure there are perhaps as few as 300,000 chimpanzees left. Without concerted action, the possibility of zero chimpanzees in the wild – indeed, a world in which remaining forests and savannas are virt...
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