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New Millipede Species Is an ‘Avatar’ : Discovery News

This blue ‘avatar’ is a new species of millipede. Scientists have used high resolution technology for the first time to describe a new millipede species, highlighting features such as genitals in remarkable detail. The millipede, dubbed Ommatoiulus avatar, was found in an Andalusion pine forest in southern Spain. Researchers first used iodine to stain different organs in the species and then scanned it using microCT (high-resolution x-ray microtomography) Data produced by the scans, …

Study Says Amazon Biodiversity Faces New Adversary: Hydroelectric Dams : SCIENCE : Tech Times

… using high-quality satellite images of plants in the islands. The findings of the study published in PLOS ONE show that there is an indication of massive loss of animals on the islands after 26 years of isolation, even in the midst of extreme protection measures employed by the biggest biological reserve in Brazil. To continue reading this article, please click on this link: Source: Study Says Amazon Biodiversity Faces New Adversary: Hydroelectric Dams : SCIENCE : Tech Times …

Identification, Please – The New York Times

  By Helen MacDonald | June 19, 2015   I’m standing on a high lookout near a spectacular three-tiered waterfall in Australia’s Blue Mountains National Park. The peaks in the far distance reflect sunshine scattered through a haze of aromatic eucalyptus oil; the light has turned them a pale and dusty blue. At my feet the land falls away into a virgin forest of graceful, pale-barked trees that runs as far as the eye can see. Farther up the slope are leggy shrubs with flowers …

Endangered Vaquita Facing Extinction Due To Chinese Demand For Totoaba Bladders

By Mark Hanrahan | May 28, 2015 One of the world’s rarest marine mammals is being driven to extinction by demand in China for a rare fish bladder, according to a report released Wednesday by environmental advocacy group Greenpeace. The vaquita is a small porpoise that is found only in the Gulf of California. But half of their population has been killed in the last three years, many of them by fishing nets set illegally to capture an endangered fish called the totoaba, the bladder of which …

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