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Remains Of Mysterious, Furry Dolphin-Like Creature Found On Russian Beach Baffle Scientists : T-Lounge : Tech Times

… scientific community from determining its exact species. “It’s unusual. Dolphins do not have any fur,” Kim added. There are about 40 different known and categorized species of dolphins in the world, with the largest being the Orca, which grows to up to 31 feet long. Dolphin experts admit that dolphins are born with short hair but shed the hair shortly after birth. Whatever this creature is, it puts into question just how much we know about our environment, and hopefully it …

Extinction: Saiga antelope in catastrophic die-off – English pravda.ru

… symptoms. Mystery The question is, the reasons for the massive die-off remain a mystery. The problem began to be observed in mid-May when four large herds of birthing Saiga antelope were completely wiped out, the main victims being mothers and calves. The numbers of dead animals were staggering – around 125,000 or half the entire population of the species which inhabits western Russia, Kazakhstan and Mongolia. So alarming was the scenario that the veterinary authorities of …

Can A 4°C Earth Support 10 Billion People? | ThinkProgress

… fact that “we are deciding, without quite meaning to, which evolutionary pathway remain open and which will forever be closed.” As she notes, “no other creature has ever managed this.” I personally doubt homo sapiens will go fully extinct. The more important question for me is whether the planet can support upwards of 10 billion people post-2050 given that we have already overshot the Earth’s biocapacity — and the overshoot gets worse every year. To continue reading this article, …

New perspectives on how ecological communities are assembled | MSUToday | Michigan State University

… are attempting to expand the thinking on this long-standing question in ecology,” said Gary Mittelbach, MSU ecologist and author of the textbook “Community Ecology.” “Community is a term that every ecologist uses to describe species found together in space and time, but everyone visualizes how these species got there and how they persist in a different way. Some species thrive in some areas but can’t survive in others. Where do you draw the line?” The line Mittelbach and Douglas …

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