Entries in animal (6)

Thursday
Feb272014

Could Ecotourism be the Saviour of Lemurs?

An action plan has been put forward to preserve lemurs in Madagascar, and key to its success is ecotourism.

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Monday
Jan272014

Amphibian Crooners Attract a Dangerous Audience

Male Tungara frogs sing to attract mates, which is something that most animals do.  But a study has shown that this won’t stop clever bats lurking in the trees, and goes on to underline the extreme complexity of the evolution of sexual signalling in general.

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Wednesday
Apr112012

GIRAFFE HIDES SHOW PROOF OF AGE 

Recent research has shown that the age of a male giraffe can be shown by the colour of their coats.

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Wednesday
Feb082012

Ingestion and indigestion of plastic in turtles

Many marine turtles have been found to consume plastic debris items, often mistaking it for food items. The most common example of this is the consumption of plastic bags, which look and move like jellyfish in water, the most common (and in some cases exclusive) food item in the diet of marine turtles.

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Thursday
Jan052012

New hairy chested crab discovered- Nicknamed 'the Hoff'

Scientists in the UK have made a remarkable discovery of a staggering number of a new crab species in South Georgia. This new crustacean currently has no scientific name; however, due to their apparent hairy chests, have been nicknamed ‘The Hoff’ after the American Baywatch star, David Hasselhoff.

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Thursday
Dec152011

Brazil takes a step back on deforestation

One of the most biodiverse areas on the planet, the Brazilian rainforest has for many years been struggling to survive deforestation and environment destruction. Through recent years, Brazil has been working in collaboration with conservation organisations such as the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Conservation International to try and put a stop to the Amazon’s ongoing devastation.

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