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  • Artificial insemination produces 2 baby sharks debuting at aquarium

    Artificial insemination produces 2 baby sharks debuting at aquarium
    The two new zebra shark pups at the Aquarium of the Pacific won’t be on display until Tuesday, but the reason they hatched is already causing quite a stir at the facility. Long Beach’s aquarium is the first to successfully reproduce zebra...
  • Love Of Nature Became Expertise In Botany

    Penni Sharp could often be seen with a jeweler's loupe and a camera roaming the shoreline or the trap rock ridges of Connecticut in search of plants. A midlife master's degree in forest science enhanced her lifelong interest in science, and she became an...
  • Weighing in at 740 pounds, biggest ever Florida black bear killed

    Weighing in at 740 pounds, biggest ever Florida black bear killed
    Wildlife officers trapped and killed the biggest Florida black bear on record Sunday in a Longwood neighborhood. The mammoth animal, which had been roaming Seminole County neighborhoods for more than a month, weighed 740 pounds, according to the...
  • A natural argument for the birth control pill

    A natural argument for the birth control pill
    When Pope Francis put in a word for “responsible parenthood” on his way back from the Philippines the other day, he added an off-the-cuff remark that grabbed headlines: Catholics, he said, do not need to breed “like rabbits.” The...
  • Bald eagles fight, tangle and fall out of the sky

    Bald eagles fight, tangle and fall out of the sky
    Sam Longfellow spotted a furious cluster of gray and white feathers shrieking high in a tree outside his home in Southern Maryland. "It's a bald eagle," he called to his wife, Jaime. "Wait — two bald eagles." The birds were hanging upside down,...
  • Sign letter to help stop bear hunting

    Sign letter to help stop bear hunting
    In the 23 years I've lived in south Lake County, I've seen a black bear only once. It happened two years ago when my husband Ralph and I were walking down the driveway to get the mail. The bear, which was eating acorns under a large oak, ran into the...
  • Winter Storms Impact Connecticut Wildlife In Different Ways

    Winter Storms Impact Connecticut Wildlife In Different Ways
    HARTFORD – Bitter cold and heavy snowfall of the kind we've been experiencing lately is usually just an inconvenience for people. For Connecticut's wildlife, these violent winter storms can be life or death events. Deep snow can make finding...
  • DNA indicates long-ago Southland wolf was actually a Mexican gray

    DNA indicates long-ago Southland wolf was actually a Mexican gray
    The only wolf ever documented in Southern California may have been a victim of mistaken identity nearly a century ago. The 100-pound male wolf was pursuing a bighorn sheep in the Mojave Desert's rugged Providence Mountains in 1922 when a steel-jaw...
  • Wildlife Conservation Plan Is Topic Of Canton Land Trust Meeting

    CANTON — The state is looking for help from the public with its revised plan for wildlife conservation. An official working on the project will make a pitch for the conservation plan to the local land trust later this month. The plan was first...
  • Eugenie Clark dies at 92; Respected scientist swam with sharks

     Eugenie Clark dies at 92; Respected scientist swam with sharks
    As a schoolgirl in the 1930s, Eugenie Clark spent countless hours pressed up to the tanks at a New York City aquarium, absorbed by the alligators, sea turtles and hundreds of species of fish just beyond the glass. There was one creature, however, that...
  • Is common food additive to blame for rising rates of bowel disease?

    Is common food additive to blame for rising rates of bowel disease?
    Consumption of emulsifiers, additives widely used in the production of processed foods, promotes inflammatory bowel disease and a cluster of obesity-related diseases known as metabolic syndrome, and may have contributed to the sharp rise in these...