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Strange New Bat Species Found in Museum Pickle Jar

… its discoverer. In the course of their research, the scientists also found several representatives of the species elsewhere in the wilds of southeast Asia, such as in Indonesia. Like other horseshoe bats, this newfound creature has a large structure on its face that is shaped somewhat like a horseshoe and is used to collect and focus sound. Like other bats, Francis’ bats echolocate, bouncing sounds beams off of objects to find their way around. Horseshoe bats are particularly well-adapted to …

Feds release final bull trout recovery plan; critics label it ‘extinction plan’

… focus is now on the threats to bull trout at the local scale and how we can abate them to stabilize or increase populations.” The Idaho office led the Fish and Wildlife Service’s five-state planning effort. To continue reading this article, please click on the link below: Source: Feds release final bull trout recovery plan; critics label it ‘extinction plan’ …

Jurassic bark : Nature Plants

From www.nature.com | July 7, 2015 The subject of extinction and de-extinction are much in the news at the moment, but discussions tend to focus on the loss or resurrection of charismatic animals like tigers or tyrannosaurs. Where is the talk of the plant species that have been lost and that might be worth bringing back? Last month saw Jurassic World break box office records across the globe. Like the previous three films in the franchise it wonders what it would be like for humans to walk with …

Scripps Nails It: Dinosaur Demise Led to ‘Age of Fishes’ – Times of San Diego

… scales, also known as denticles, in marine sediments. “We find that the extinction event marked an ecological turning point for the pelagic marine vertebrates,” write the authors in the study. “The K/Pg extinction appears to have been a major driver in the rise of ray-finned fishes and the reason that they are dominant in the open oceans today.” The breakthrough for the researchers in reaching their conclusion came through their focus on fossilized teeth and shark scales. In cores from …

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