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  • A record number of West Coast whales were entangled in crab fishing gear

    A record number of West Coast whales were entangled in crab fishing gear
    An unusually large number of whales dining in areas off the West Coast also prized by the fishing industry is contributing to an alarming surgeĀ in the number of cetaceans entangled in crabbing gear. Environmental groups are urging state fisheries...
  • Snake lovers hit southern Illinois for annual migrations

    You don't have to be a herpetologist to savor the slice of this federal forest where a stunning array of reptiles and amphibians congregates beneath soaring limestone bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River. Whether trained zoologist or weekend hiker &#...
  • Late spring complicates already perilous amphibian migration

    Northern New England's annual amphibian migration is always perilous, but critters that cross roads to breed are facing an additional challenge this year: a delayed start after the long winter. Every spring, several species of salamanders and frogs...
  • Catching fish spares birds and jets at Orlando airport

    Catching fish spares birds and jets at Orlando airport
    One way to prevent birds from smacking into planes at Orlando International Airport is to catch trophy bass and bluegills, and not with a hook and worm. On a recent morning, as jets erupted skyward just beyond the curtain of trees ringing Mud Lake,...
  • Feds appeal Utah ruling striking down prairie dog rules

    U.S. Department of Justice lawyers are appealing a court ruling striking down federal protections for the Utah prairie dog, a decision that animal rights activists say threatens to undermine the Endangered Species Act. U.S. District Judge Dee Benson in...
  • Coyote urban: String of sightings in Manhattan this year

    One moseyed around Manhattan's East Village. Another was caught in trendy Chelsea. Yet another rambled through a Hudson River park this week. Tourists? Hipsters? Coyotes. A string of recent sightings in Manhattan has drawn new attention to the wily...
  • New DNA codes for mammoths: Step toward bringing them back?

    Scientists are getting their best look yet at the DNA code for the woolly mammoth, thanks to work that could be a step toward bringing back the extinct beast. Researchers deciphered the complete DNA code, or genomes, of two mammoths. The new genomes...
  • Woolly mammoth genome could shed light on extinctions

    Woolly mammoth genome could shed light on extinctions
    In what may be a first for a long-extinct non-human animal -- and certainly for an extinct creature of such stature -- scientists have assembled the complete genome of the woolly mammoth, gaining insight into why the last surviving population of the great...
  • Catching non-native species is rewarding

    Catching non-native species is rewarding
    Exotic species are a nuisance in South Florida's lakes and canals, but they're fun to catch and good to eat. They can also pay off for those who compete in the Everglades Non-Native Fish Round Up. The sixth annual event, hosted by the Everglades...
  • Community news for Colchester edition

    Celebration of Life COLCHESTER - There will be a Celebration of Life for former Culinary Arts teacher Donna Kaik at Bacon Academy, 611 Norwich Ave., on Saturday, April 25, at 1 p.m. All family, friends and members of the community are welcome to join...
  • Vampire squids have unusual reproductive habits that hint at longer lives

    They're not the immortal undead, but vampire squids might just live unusually long lives for cephalopods. In a study published Monday in Current Biology, researchers report that the deep-sea squids have a reproductive strategy unlike any ever seen...