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Breeding season under way for Galapagos tortoises

Breeding season is under way for the endangered tortoises of Ecuador's Galapagos Islands, whose mating and nesting habits are carefully watched by wildlife specialists hoping to save them from extinction.

dateJan 10, 2013 in Ecology
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Racing to identify species as biodiversity shrinks

A little more than 39 years ago, on December 28, 1973, the Endangered Species Act was enacted to conserve threatened and endangered species and their ecosystems. To honor this anniversary, Daphne Fautin of ...

dateJan 07, 2013 in Ecology
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Scientists link climate change and gray snapper

(Phys.org)—NOAA scientists continue to develop and improve the approaches used to understand the effect of climate change on marine fisheries along the U.S. east coast. Their latest study projects that ...

dateJan 04, 2013 in Ecology
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Nesting turtle numbers fall in South Asia

Conservationists have expressed alarm over the low number of turtles arriving on the coast of east India and Bangladesh for the nesting season, blaming overfishing and climate change for the decline.

dateDec 21, 2012 in Ecology
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First freshwater mosasaur discovered

A new mosasaur species discovered in Hungary is the first known example of this group of scaled reptiles to have lived in freshwater river environments similar to modern freshwater dolphins, according to ...

dateDec 19, 2012 in Archaeology & Fossils
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