Animals/Wildlife

9:37am

Sat August 17, 2013
Science

Mid-Atlantic Dolphin Die-Off Leaves Scientists Puzzled

Originally published on Sat August 17, 2013 5:25 pm

An Atlantic bottlenose dolphin at the Dolphin Research Center on Grassy Key in Marathon, Fla., in July.
Wilfredo Lee Associated Press

Dead dolphins have been washing up in alarming numbers on mid-Atlantic beaches since July as scientists struggle to find a cause for the largest such die-off in a quarter-century.

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10:50am

Fri August 16, 2013

1:54pm

Thu August 15, 2013
Animals

Meet The Olinguito, The Newest Member Of The Raccoon Family

Originally published on Mon August 19, 2013 3:44 pm

The olinguito is the first carnivore species to be discovered in the Western Hemisphere in 35 years.
Courtesy of Mark Gurney

Scientists have just solved a case of mistaken identity. It involves a creature that looks like a cross between a house cat and a teddy bear, and it lives high up in the cloud forests of the Andes.

For over 100 years, scientists thought this animal was a well-known member of the raccoon family. Specifically, they thought it was a critter called the "olingo." But one scientist recently took another look and realized he had an entirely new species on his hands.

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11:00am

Thu August 15, 2013
Science

What's Up With That, Doc? Researchers Make Bunnies Glow

Originally published on Thu August 15, 2013 11:44 am

Those are bright bunnies. (The photo shows the two that have the "glowing gene," along with their siblings.)
University of Hawaii's John A. Burns School of Medicine

Like cats and other animals before them, a couple of rabbits are now among the animals that have been genetically manipulated so that they glow green under a black light.

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7:53am

Tue August 13, 2013
Environment

Beware The Pacu, Experts Tell Men Who Skinny-Dip In Scandinavia

Originally published on Tue August 13, 2013 10:09 am

This pacu, a fish native to Brazil, was caught in the ├śresund Sound, a body of water that separates Sweden and Denmark.
Henrik Carl Natural History Musem of Denmark

The appearance of a Brazilian fish has sent a chill through summertime swimmers in Sweden and Denmark. The alarming fish isn't the much-feared piranha but its cousin, the pacu, which has large teeth and a reputation for attacking men's testicles.

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