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New species of glass frog has transparent skin and Kermit’s eyes | Daily Mail Online

By SARAH GRIFFITHS FOR MAILONLINE | April 18, 2015 Meet the see-thru frog! New species of amphibian has transparent skin to reveal its organs – and Kermit’s eyes Hyalinobatrachium dianae was found in the mountains of east Costa Rica It’s lime-coloured on top but has translucent skin on its underside Glass frog has a distinctive mating call that resembles a tin whistle Distinguished from other glass frogs by its eyes, which look like Kermit’s A new species of glass …

On the Frontiers of Knowledge | The UCSB Current

… holds great meaning for me because its earlier recipients, including Dan Janzen, Ed Wilson and Paul Ehrlich, are giants of the field whom I deeply admire,” Tilman said. “It is also special since it recognizes my lifelong research on biodiversity.” Tilman first received wide recognition for a paper published in the journal Nature in 1994 that became one of the most cited articles in modern ecology. In it, he challenged existing paradigms of ecology by quantifying, for the first time, how …

Killer whales found to have surprising relatives on land – COWS | Daily Mail Online

… hunt them. Genetic analysis of three species of marine mammal has also revealed that the gentle manatee – often called the sea cow – is more closely related to elephants. Killer whales may be known as the ‘wolves of the sea’ but are genetically more similar to cows. The research shows that killer whales and cows share a common ancestor while walruses share one with dogs and manatees evolved from the ancestors of elephants. RELATED articles HIPPOS ARE RELATED TO WHALES …

You need to be scared | Tillsonburg News

… their garbage. We are now paying for it. The ozone layer problems have resulted in increase UV radiation which causes not only heath risks to us but extreme weather and a very hot sun. Weather changes, pollution, over population, crop changes, loss of habitat, trade on endangered species, loss of biodiversity… the list goes on and on. If you go online you will have no problem finding reputable articles on what is being classed as the largest mass extinction since the dinosaur age. What is most …