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The Pyrenean ibex, an impressive mountain goat that lived in the central Pyrenees in Spain, went extinct in 2000. But a...
Tight budgets are forcing NASA to consider turning off one or more planetary science projects that have completed their...
Ebola is not a stranger to West Africa—an outbreak in the 1990s killed chimpanzees and sickened one researcher. But the...
In an as-yet-unpublished report, an international panel of geoscientists has concluded that a pair of deadly...
Tropical disease experts tried and failed before to eradicate yaws, a rare disfiguring disease of poor countries. Now,...
Since 2002, researchers have reported that agricultural communities in the hot and humid Pacific Coast of Central...
Balkan endemic kidney disease surfaced in the 1950s and for decades defied attempts to finger the cause. It occurred...
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Monk Seals Exonerated by Crittercams
11 February 2014 1:45 pm
Hawaiian monk seals eat 600 pounds of fish a day and are damaging the reef ecosystem … not! Crittercams placed on the backs of the massively cute creatures are slowly debunking these misconceptions, according to Hawaii News Now. Scientists are seeing that the seals are actually quite picky about what they eat and can pass up to 300 fish before they have a bite. They are also relatively gentle around reefs and are not damaging coral with their large movements.
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