New Crustacean Species- North Sea?

From the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research in Germany: New species in the North Sea Researchers describe the newly discovered amphipod Epimeria frankei using extensive mitogenomic information May 2, 2018 Experts from the Alfred Wegener Institute and the Universities of Oldenburg and Potsdam, Germany have confirmed the existence of a […]


ScienceDaily reports Illuminating fishing nets with low-cost lights could reduce the terrible impact they have on seabirds and marine-dwellers by more than 85 percent, new research has shown. Read full story at LED lights reduce seabird death toll from fishing by 85 percent — ScienceDaily

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Young platypus comfortably watches photographers. Image Credit: Laura Romin & Larry Dalton/Wildlife Reflections Photography. by Larry B. Dalton and Laura A. Romin Platypus are known for being extremely shy, but this little fella was curious about some lucky wildlife photographers THE PLATYPUS (Ornithorhynchus anatinus), an egg-laying semi-aquatic mammal endemic to eastern Australia, is typically shy; […]

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Introduction While preparing for an upcoming Q&A, I came across a remarkably thorough report about the illegal wildlife trade. The report is titled Analysis of Conservation Initiatives Aimed at Reducing Demand for Traded Wildlife in China and Vietnam. Written by Vian Sharif, it was commissioned by Stop Ivory for the Elephant Protection Initiative (EPI) and The […]

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Vietnam Plastic Pollution Combat Plan!

Update: June, 04/2018 – 16:30 | Trash are seen along the coast in the south of Phước Diêm Commune, Thuận Nam District in central province of Ninh Thuận. — VNA/VNS Photo Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Dozens of embassies and international organisations marked the World Environment Day (June 5) by signing a Code of Conduct on Combating Plastic Pollution. […]

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