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The coywolves of Albemarle County: A new species that calls the area home

… that has recently arrived in Virginia—the coywolf. Also called the eastern coyote, the coywolf is a hybrid of western coyotes and eastern timber wolves, and it may represent an entirely new species. For most of human history, wolves have been feared and hated. They ate livestock and occasionally attacked humans. Virginia’s first government bounty on wolves was enacted at Jamestown in 1632. As settlers moved west, the slaughter accompanied them across the continent and bounties continued to …

Woolly mammoth skin’s living cells could help bring the beast back to life 

… Islands were ‘the centre of the mammoth continent’ at the time. He said:  ‘One of the world’s greatest concentrations of mammoth remains is here, so we deliberately chose this area to carry out the research.’ To continue reading this article, please click on the link below: Source: Woolly mammoth skin’s living cells could help bring the beast back to life | Daily Mail Online …

Antarctic region far richer in plants and animals, not just icy wasteland: research – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

By National Environment Reporter Jake Sturmer | June 25, 2015 A comprehensive new study of Antarctic biodiversity has put an end to the myth that the continent is a vast, icy wasteland, with scientists finding the region is far richer in plants and animals than first thought. The report, published in the journal Nature, found while there was huge diversity across the continent and the Southern Ocean, more needed to be done to protect and conserve species. Lead author Professor Steven Chown said …

Beetle Found, No Sign of Relatives – NYTimes.com

From www.nytimes.com | May 11, 2015 A newly identified beetle species in the wetlands of South Africa has no direct relatives on the continent, a new study reports. “To the uninitiated, it looks like yet another black beetle,” said David Bilton, an aquatic biologist at Plymouth University in England and an author of the report, published in Systematic Entomology. “The thing that’s interesting about this one is that it doesn’t have any relatives in the whole of South Africa.” The …

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