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The secrets of Russia’s Sea of Okhotsk – nearly 500 species discovered 

… natural light and the pressure is 750 times higher than in the atmosphere. At these depths, the main inhabitants are a few millimeters in size, and are difficult to catch. To continue reading this article, please click on the link below: Source: The secrets of Russia’s Sea of Okhotsk – nearly 500 species discovered | Russia Beyond the Headlines …

A New Tool for Conservation Genetics: Seal Placentas

… endangered seals remain, all in a land-locked lake in that country, where they face constant pressure from fishermen and climate change, which has caused a high level of infant mortality from lack of ice. To finish reading this article, please click on this link: Source: A New Tool for Conservation Genetics: Seal Placentas | Extinction Countdown, Scientific American Blog Network …

Ili Pika Seen for 1st Time in 2 Decades, Shows ‘Teddy Bear Face’ in China – ABC News

… years until last summer, when a volunteer group with Li went “pika searching.” The Ili pika lives in China and considered vulnerable to extinction, according to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Increases in grazing pressure and global atmospheric pollution resulting in climate change are believed to be the primary threats to these animals, according to the IUCN. The Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, where Li reportedly works, did not immediately …

World Wildlife Day: Why We Need Wild Animals | Paul Rosolie

… — a bird’s wing, a spider’s web, the complex architecture of ants. Through biomimicry, the innovations of wildlife have allowed us to develop technology that improves our lives, and to create medicines that save millions of people annually. We derive blood pressure medication from viper venom and borrow insulin from the pancreases of pigs. Each year we borrow 500,000 horseshoe crabs from the wild to harvest their blood (they are later released back into the wild); the baby-blue …

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