Migration tracking reveals a marine Serengeti, which could help protect biodiversity of hotspots (naturenews)
- “We didn’t really know these creatures had neighborhoods.”
- The study offers valuable information about where and when species overlap, which could help protect biodiversity in hotspots along marine highways.
World Bank loans Madagascar $52 million to protect biodiversity (TreeHugger)
- 615 new species have been discovered in Madagascar in the last 10 years alone.
A new sponge-like fungus was recently discovered, what did they call it? Spongiforma squarepantsii, yes, SpongeBob Squarepants. (guardian.co.uk)
- Although rejected by Mycologia, these scientists insisted that they could name their discovery whatever they like.
- “We need a little frivolity in this stodgy old science we love.”
A new disappearing mirror camera has been developed to study wildlife that is ordinarily camera shy. Pretty cool. (TreeHugger)
- This robotic camera is concealed in mirrors to camouflage itself from wildlife that is normally aware of cameras and act unnaturally as a result.
- Take a look at these pictures and videos to see just how discreet it is
Interested in the recent reports on mass extinctions of our ocean? These scientists explain the big picture (Climate Progress)
- Even if coral reefs are the only marine environments seriously threatened, the estimated 9 million species would constitute a mass extinction. But coral reefs are not the only threatened marine environment.
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