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  • Southwestern Willow Flycatcher shouldn't have U.S protection, biologist says

    Even with powerful top-notch binoculars, it’s not easy singling out the Southwestern Willow Flycatcher from other subspecies of a family of birds known collectively as Empidonax. Expert bird watchers say positive identification of the drab birds...
  • 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,...
  • Hunt fails to find pythons, and that's good news

    Hunt fails to find pythons, and that's good news
    Trudging through thigh-high grass Thursday morning near the Everglades, biologists Daryl Thomas and Delta Harris scanned the ground for Northern African pythons. They didn't see any of the giant snakes, which consume goats, wart hogs and antelopes in...
  • Very rare Sierra Nevada red fox seen at Yosemite, on the comeback trail?

    Very rare Sierra Nevada red fox seen at Yosemite, on the comeback trail?
    The elusive Sierra Nevada red fox has been spotted at Yosemite National Park for the first time in nearly 100 years. “They are extremely cute little animals,” said Yosemite spokeswoman Kari Cobb. “When you see them, they are pretty...
  • Camera catches photos of rare Sierra Nevada red fox in Yosemite

    Camera catches photos of rare Sierra Nevada red fox in Yosemite
    Next time you go to Yosemite National Park, look for a new and rarely seen visitor: the Sierra Nevada red fox. Park officials announced Wednesday that cameras set up in the far northern part of the park twice confirmed a sighting of the fox that hasn'...
  • Hunt begins for North African pythons

    Hunt begins for North African pythons
    A new effort begins Tuesday to clear South Florida of a rogue population of North African rock pythons, huge constrictors that consume antelopes in their native land. The python, a cousin of the Burmese pythons that have infested the Everglades, has...
  • 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...
  • Sea turtle finds her way back to birth beach, but how?

    Sea turtle finds her way back to birth beach, but how?
    It's a sea turtle mystery that has stumped scientists for decades: How does the female sea turtle, which travels across thousands of miles of open ocean each year, still manage to navigate back to the same beach where she hatched to lay her eggs? Keep...
  • 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...
  • Biologists say dead whale found at Seattle ferry dock was struck by propeller of large vessel

    A 32-foot gray whale that turned up dead under the Washington state ferry terminal in downtown Seattle died earlier this week because it was struck by the propeller of a large vessel, according to the initial results of a necropsy completed Saturday. The...
  • 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...