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First Hibernating Primate Found Outside Madagascar : Discovery News

By Discovery News | December 3, 2015 The pygmy slow loris, which lives in Cambodia, China, Vietnam, and Laos, has been documented using hibernation to conserve energy. Previously, the only known primates to hibernate were lemurs living on the island nation of Madagascar. The findings come from a paper just published in the journal Scientific Reports by a team of researchers from Vetmeduni Vienna in Austria. The pygmy slow loris (Nycticebus pygmaeus) is small, at about 7 to 9 inches long and …

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

By Svetlana Arkhangelskaya, Special to RBTH | November 30, 2015 In the summer of 2015 almost 500 previously unknown ocean species were discovered in the Kuril Basin that is part of the Sea of Okhotsk in the northwestern Pacific Ocean. Scientists from Russia, Germany, Japan, Spain, and other countries took part in the SokhoBio expedition that made these sensational discoveries. In an exclusive, RBTH Reports the preliminary results. Scientists previously thought that deep-water life in the Sea of …

A New Study Reports 99 Percent of Sea Bird Species Could Be Eating Plastic by 2050 – CityLab

… oceans have higher densities of plastic, fewer birds live in these regions so the impact is reduced. Crucial to reducing the garbage buffet are “improvements in basic waste management,” the scientists say, noting efforts to reduce plastic-pellet pollution in Europe has led to a noticeable drop in northern fulmars eating the stuff. Source: A New Study Reports 99 Percent of Sea Bird Species Could Be Eating Plastic by 2050 – CityLab …

Profit and ruin along the Western Ghats 

… biodiversity hot spots. The Zoological Survey of India Reports that last year alone, 349 new species of flora and fauna were discovered in India; 22% of those were in the Western Ghats. Scientists discovered 14 new species of dancing frogs here. Some males blow out their throats while perched on a rock, and wave their legs alluringly in the air. Just the thought of it drives me mad with desire, so I can imagine what it does to the female frogs. That’s good! But: This area is also one of the …

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