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  • Alfred I. Daniel, pharmacologist

    Alfred I. Daniel, pharmacologist
    Alfred I. Daniel, who had a long career as a pharmacologist working for various pharmaceutical companies, died Feb. 26 at Howard County General Hospital. He was 80. The son of Leonard Daniel, who worked for the National Geographic Society, and Emily...
  • 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...
  • Yale Study: Mass Die-Offs Of Fishes, Birds And Mammals Increasing

    Yale Study: Mass Die-Offs Of Fishes, Birds And Mammals Increasing
    Mass die-offs of hundreds — sometimes hundreds of thousands — of fish, birds and other animals appear to be increasing in both frequency and in the numbers of individuals involved, according to a new study. The report by researchers at...
  • 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...
  • VIMS makes ocean-safe biodegradable 'plastic' from bacteria

    VIMS makes ocean-safe biodegradable 'plastic' from bacteria
    For one week last August, Hampton Roads followed the progress of a sickly young sei whale as she swam erratically in the rivers and creeks of the Chesapeake Bay before she finally died. A necropsy found the whale had ingested a sharp, rigid shard from a...
  • 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...
  • 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...