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Global warming leads to hybrids driving species loss

… polar bears are mating to form the “pizzly” or “grolar” bear. So also the golden-winged warblers and blue-winged warblers, the trouts and other species. “Genetic exchange due to organisms coming together from climate change is the rule rather than the exception,” Michael Arnold, a professor of genetics at the University of Georgia, told Climatewire. The hybrid species is often posing a threat to the original ones. As rainbow trout interbreed with dwindling …

Study finds many animals naturally produce their own sunscreen | Fox News

From FoxNews.com | May 12, 2015   While humans must lather-up with protective sunscreen before heading out into the summer sun, a new study has determined why many animals that spend their lifetime outside are seemingly immune to the harmful effects ultraviolet rays may have on their skin. Researchers at Oregon State University have found that various animal species found in the wild naturally produce their own sunscreen. In the study, published in the journal eLife, scientists observed …

Asian “Fortune-Teller” Spider Found in U.S. for First Time

By Nadia Drake, National Geographic, Posted March 19th 2015 An East Asian spider known for its colorful nicknames and strong, golden silk has moved into the U.S. state of Georgia—the first time the species has been recorded in North America. A new study found that trees and shrubs in at least three counties in northern Georgia are now seasonally decorated with Nephila clavata’s big, yellow webs. (See spider pictures on National Geographic’s Your Shot.) Scientists think the …

Great Backyard Bird Count Sets New Species Record | The Scoop | Journal Gazette

… most checklists submitted and the greatest number of species, followed by Pennsylvania and New York. Ontario, Canada, is in the Top 10 for the second year in a row, nudging past Ohio and Georgia. Outside of the U.S. and Canada, India was once again a star performer, nearly doubling the number of checklists submitted to more than 6,800 and reporting the greatest number of species so far with 717. To finish reading this article, click on this link: via Great Backyard Bird Count Sets New Species …

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