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Genome Study Brings Woolly Mammoth DNA Back From the Dead / Sputnik International

From sputniknews.com | July 4th, 2015 A study found the genetic adaptations which allowed woolly mammoths to endure severe Arctic conditions, raising the prospect that the animals could one day be resurrected. A study which sequenced and compared the DNA of Asian elephants and woolly mammoths has identified the traits that allowed the extinct species to survive extreme temperatures, a finding which also raises the prospect that the genetic information could one day be used to bring the …

Oil and gas officials scramble after feds weigh new species protections | Fox News

… Collette Adkins, a lawyer and biologist with the Center for Biological Diversity, said in a statement. “Without Endangered Species Act protection, we’re likely to lose these rare turtles, toads and salamanders forever.” In its own statement, the USFWS said, “The findings do not mean that the Service has decided to grant federal protections to these species. Rather, the findings trigger a more thorough review of all the biological information available for the …

Hard soft coral: New genus and species of ‘living fossil’ octocoral related to blue coral

… awaiting us.” “The diverse and pristine reefs of Zamami Island, which was recently included in a new national park, need to be investigated even more”, he added. The discovery of this species undoubtedly will give new insight on octocoral taxonomy. Explore further: Into the dark: Two new encrusting anemones found in coral reef caves More information: Miyazaki Y, Reimer JD (2015) A new genus and species of octocoral with aragonite calcium-carbonate skeleton (Octocorallia, …

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