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World's rarest whale seen for the first time

A whale that is almost unknown to science has been seen for the first time after two individuals—a mother and her male calf—were stranded and died on a New Zealand beach. A report in the November 6th issue of Current ...

dateNov 05, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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Fossil fish shows oldest live birth

( -- A 380-million-year-old fossil fish that shows an unborn embryo and umbilical cord has been discovered, scientists report in the journal Nature.

dateFeb 25, 2009 in
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