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Posts tagged endangered species

February 21, 2017

 

If hummingbirds were to go extinct, several other species would be effected.

Coextinction

Coextinction is an important consideration in conservation efforts.

February 3, 2017

 

Earth's giraffe population has declined by forty percent in the past 15 years.

Four Species, Not One

Conservationists recently determined that there are actually four different species of giraffes.

December 2, 2014

 

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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

 

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The Leatherback Turtle: Part 1

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

November 22, 2013

 

Fluffy may be cute, but she's not too cute to kill.

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

 

Becoming Endangered

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

February 25, 2008

 

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.

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