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Posts tagged endangered species

December 2, 2014


leatherback sea turtle, beachside

The Leatherback Turtle: Part 2

To make matters worse, the leatherback sometimes mistakes the soft plastic refuse littering the ocean for its normal snack-of-choice, jellyfish

December 1, 2014


leatherback turtle hatchling on the beach

The Leatherback Turtle: Part 1

Leatherback turtles, immune to cold waters, lay eggs whose sex is determined by water temperature.

November 22, 2013


Close-up of a tabby cat's face

U.S. Cats Responsible For Billions Of Bird Deaths, Study Finds

New research reveals how many birds are killed by cats each year. The numbers will alarm you!

March 23, 2009


Polar bear cub with mother

Becoming Endangered

Five basic criteria are used to determine if a species is threatened or endangered.

February 25, 2008


Green Turtle Swimming

The Case of the Missing Sea Turtles

Where do the endangered green sea turtles spend their early years?

December 2, 2005


Get the Drift

We’ve discussed before how endangered species are at risk from the increased likelihood of inbreeding, which leads to unhealthy offspring. There’s another danger to letting the numbers of animals in a given species become too low. It’s called genetic drift. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

March 31, 2005


Genetic Poker

Inbreeding is the term used when animals mate with their relatives. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

March 24, 2005


Bald Eagles on the Rise

Bald eagles are not longer an endangered species. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

January 27, 2005



Coextinction isn't something we can afford to ignore. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003


The Leatherback Turtle, Part 2

The Leatherback turtle is special because of its ability, unlike other sea turtles, to survive in cold waters.

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