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Rare ‘Living Fossil’ Nautilus Spotted For The First Time In 30 Years

… and his colleagues baited a stick with fish and chicken meat and suspended it between 150 meters and 396 meters below the water surface. They had also set a camera to film the activity. Why is nautilus called a ‘living fossil’? Eventually, two species of nautilus showed up until a hungry shellfish started bullying them away from the food. Scientists kept the creatures in chilled water while bringing them to the surface for study. That was necessary because nautilus is very sensitive …

Giant lion find in Outback NT | NT News

By David Sibenaler | August 25, 2015 AN 8 million-year-old marsupial lion bone has been found at an ancient fossil bed in Central Australia. The site at Alcoota Scientific Reserve will be visited by researchers next month attending the 15th Conference of Australasian Vertebrate Evolution, Palaeontology and Systematics (CAVEPS) in Alice Springs. The Pleistocene Marsupial Lion is the largest meat-eating mammal to have lived in Australia, and one of the largest marsupial carnivores the world has …

Voices of Rare ‘Talking’ Turtles May Prevent Their Extinction

… Amazonian turtles have been an important source of protein in the Amazon, but due to the uncontrolled consumption of their eggs and meat, turtles are now among the most endangered animals  in the region. Turtles that “talk” Beginning with an investigation of reproductive behavior and sexual selection in red-headed Amazon River turtles (Podocnemis erythrocephala), one of the five most endangered species in the Amazon, I soon followed with research on acoustic communication in giant …

Reducing Food Waste From School Lunch Trash to Food for Farm Animals | Care2 Causes

… giving back, some of the meat from the ranch is also donated to charity. At the end of a typical week, the Galloping Grace Youth Ranch will have accumulated about 10,000 pounds of waste from local schools and stores. Hey, I don’t eat animals, so I don’t like the idea of feeding our food to animals just so they’re turned into food for us, but from an environmental standpoint, recycling school lunches makes more sense than letting all that food end up in the landfills. However, informed …