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Make Every Day World Oceans Day

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Mushroom Packaging Slashes Shipping Waste

The spongy nature of mushrooms has long been met with the disgust of toddlers and the revere of foodies, but the fleshy fungus has found a new function. Last April, we reported that Dell was to be the first technology company to get on board with…

The Week in Animal News: Javan Rhino Officially Extinct, Hawk With Nail Through its Head, and More (Slideshow)

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This week, we received the sobering news that the Javan Rhino is officially extinct: The last of its species was killed by poachers for its horn.

We also have news on a hawk with a nail shot through its head, humpback whales making…

More Humpback Whales in the North Pacific Than Previously Thought

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Scientists have recently come to the conclusion based on one of the largest ever studies on humpback whale populations that the population in the North Pacific is actually higher than previously thought. Scientists believe that n…

The Week in Animals News: Mass Animal Escape, Sweaters for Penguins, and More (Slideshow)

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Residents of Muskingum County in Ohio got quite a shock this week after dozens of exotic animals broke free from an area wildlife farm and took to the streets and highways.

We also have a project dedicated to knitting sweaters for…

Report Shows Bluefin Tuna Trade Plagued With Fraud

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As the world’s demand for seafood continues to rise, global fish stocks have been pushed to the brink from overfishing, with some species, like bluefin tuna, being especially hard hit. In an attempt to avoid an irreversible collap…

Perhaps the Loveliest Animation of a Whale Decomposing You Will Ever See

The world’s oceans are among the most vibrant, biologically-diverse ecosystems on the planet, teeming with life from the shallowest tide-pools to the shadowy depths, and this is true even in death. Sure, few people would ever stop to consider just wh…

Mysterious Disease Spreading Among Arctic Seals

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Beginning last July, officials from Alaska’s Department of Wildlife Management began receiving reports of ringed seals showing signs of a mysterious, lesion-causing disease that has so far killed dozens of animals and inflicted po…

48 Facts You Should Know About The Gulf of Mexico, From Sunken Ships to Ancient Corals

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Did you know that the Gulf of Mexico is the ninth largest body in the world, and supports some of the largest fisheries in the world? The Gulf is a spectacular space with an astonishing diversity of species, and yet…

Bull Sharks Invade Australian Golf Course Lake

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I thought it was only in cartoons that a place would have a shark-infested lake in a random place like a golf course, but apparently it is reality in Australia. After a flood several years ago, a handful of bull sh…