Scientists discover key clues in turtle evolution

by Herp News on September 4, 2015

Scientists have determined that Eunotosaurus africanus is the earliest known branch of the turtle tree of life.

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Scientists discover key clues in turtle evolution

by Herp News on September 4, 2015

Scientists have determined that Eunotosaurus africanus is the earliest known branch of the turtle tree of life.

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Endangered fishing cat thought extinct in Cambodia, caught on camera

September 3, 2015

Asia’s Endangered fishing cat (Prionailurus viverrinus) went missing in 2003, and was thought to be extinct in that nation. That’s why researchers were so delighted when the fishing cat showed up recently in candid shots snapped by their camera traps in two Cambodian preserves. The sightings were made in a recent camera trap survey conducted [...]

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Endangered fishing cat thought extinct in Cambodia, caught on camera

September 3, 2015

Asia’s Endangered fishing cat (Prionailurus viverrinus) went missing in 2003, and was thought to be extinct in that nation. That’s why researchers were so delighted when the fishing cat showed up recently in candid shots snapped by their camera traps in two Cambodian preserves. The sightings were made in a recent camera trap survey conducted [...]

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Climate change causing big shifts in tropical forests

September 3, 2015

It’s well known that climate change is significantly affecting the world’s oceans as sea level rise and water acidifies. But forests are also experiencing big impacts. Shifting precipitation patterns are bringing droughts to the Amazon rainforest, and warmer winter temperatures are allowing tree-killing beetles to spread farther north in boreal regions. Now, new research finds that [...]

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Climate change causing big shifts in tropical forests

September 3, 2015

It’s well known that climate change is significantly affecting the world’s oceans as sea level rise and water acidifies. But forests are also experiencing big impacts. Shifting precipitation patterns are bringing droughts to the Amazon rainforest, and warmer winter temperatures are allowing tree-killing beetles to spread farther north in boreal regions. Now, new research finds that [...]

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Busted: Guinean wildlife official arrested for trafficking chimpanzees

September 3, 2015

Officials have arrested Guinea’s former wildlife director under allegations that he helped illegally export hundreds of chimpanzees and other wildlife from the West African nation since 2008. Ansoumane Doumbouya was arrested August 21, following an undercover investigation by various authorities, including INTERPOL, according to a press release from the Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP), an [...]

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Busted: Guinean wildlife official arrested for trafficking chimpanzees

September 3, 2015

Officials have arrested Guinea’s former wildlife director under allegations that he helped illegally export hundreds of chimpanzees and other wildlife from the West African nation since 2008. Ansoumane Doumbouya was arrested August 21, following an undercover investigation by various authorities, including INTERPOL, according to a press release from the Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP), an [...]

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One step closer to cheaper antivenom

September 3, 2015

Researchers involved in an international collaboration across six institutions have successfully identified the exact composition of sea snake venom, which makes the future development of synthetic antivenoms more realistic. Currently, sea snake anitvenom costs nearly USD 2,000, yet these new findings could result in a future production of synthetic antivenoms for as little as USD [...]

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One step closer to cheaper antivenom

September 3, 2015

Researchers involved in an international collaboration across six institutions have successfully identified the exact composition of sea snake venom, which makes the future development of synthetic antivenoms more realistic. Currently, sea snake anitvenom costs nearly USD 2,000, yet these new findings could result in a future production of synthetic antivenoms for as little as USD [...]

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