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Rare soft-shell turtle, nesting ground found in Cambodia
...ened species as terns, fish eagles, green peafowl, otters
and silvered leaf-monkeys. More than 180 fish species were recorded, including a new record for Cambodia Bezuijen described the area where the turtle was discovered as a near pristine region of tall riverine forest, waterways and island archipelago...
Authors, illustrator win AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books
...le adventures seeking tigers in Nepal, giant river otters
on the Orinoco, snow leopards in Kashmir, and bats in Costa Rica's Monteverde cloud forest. There are encounters with wildebeest on the Serengeti, the ancient vegetation of New Caledonia, prairie dogs and bison on North America's Great Plains, and th...
Contrary to common wisdom, scientist discovers some mammals can smell objects under water
... mammals do this"'" Catania said. "Do animals like otters
and seals do anything similar" Or is there a size limit and it only works for smaller mammals"" He hopes that publication of his paper will encourage researchers who are studying all kinds of semi-aquatic animals to take a closer look at how they are...
Cluster of journals publish findings on dangerous parasite, Toxoplasma gondii
...ivestock and has devastated efforts to restore sea otters
near Monterey, Calif. Because it's common, yet complex, toxoplasmosis is a potential weapon for bioterrorists. People usually acquire toxoplasmosis by eating commercial meat or drinking water that's contaminated with "Toxoplasma gondii," White said...
USGS at The Wildlife Society: From sea-ice change to contaminants to predators and prey
...the near extinction and subsequent recovery of sea otters
from the Pacific maritime fur trade. Throughout mu...rized by deforested sea urchin barrens. Adding sea otters
to the otter-free systems or removing them from the otter-dominated systems, results in a strongly p...
Otter research gives insight into lead pollution
...cess of the lead petrol ban has been gathered from otters
by a scientist at Cardiff University. As well as...about the secretive otter species, post-mortems on otters
killed by cars since 1992 gave an insight into the levels of lead pollution in the environment. The ...
Exxon Valdez oil found in tidal feeding grounds of ducks, sea otters
...e most oiled bay we studied, and the population of otters
elsewhere around northern Knight Island continues ...z oil at least once every two months. However, sea otters
dig thousands of pits a year, and Short suspects they actually could be encountering oil far more of...
Marine mammals are on the frontline of failing ocean health
...hen Pat Conrad first started studying the death of otters
on the California coast, she had no idea that her ... ocean," says Conrad. But with the discovery that otters
in areas with heavy freshwater outflow are nearly three times as likely to be infected with Toxoplas...
Abalones along Pacific coast may owe their huge, dinner-plate size to sea otters
...t and tastiest of the shellfish, may actually have otters
to thank for the dinner-plate size of the prized d...hlessly preying on sea urchins and smaller snails, otters
kept the herbivores at bay, and the kelp had no need to develop chemical deterrents. Abalones could,...
NSF, NIH award Ecology of Infectious Diseases grants
...from the land-based domestic cat to threatened sea otters
the prevalence of microparasites in cats and rats in an urban environment seasonal parasite transmission in mice and a human skin disease called Buruli ulcer, a serious disease throughout the tropics that may result from human changes to the lands...
Otter adaptations: How do otters remain sleek and warm
...waterpolar bears, seals, dolphins, and whalesriver otters
do not have a thick layer of body fat to keep warm...the otter's coat. Indeed, biologists have observed otters
actively blowing air bubbles into their fur while grooming, and their energetic rolling catches air ...