Jersey Evening Post
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 12:11 UTC
Experts believe that the highly decomposed carcass could be that of a sperm whale, which are found around the world including in the mid-Atlantic.
Marine biologists from the Société Jersiaise have removed bones and were also due to take teeth for sampling to establish the animal's species.
Francis Binney, a member of the Société Jersiaise's marine biology section, said that the creature had probably been dead for several months and was extremely pungent.
A spokeswoman for the Infrastructure Department confirmed that the animal's remains were cleared from the beach on Thursday between 8 am and 11 am and were taken to the animal carcass incinerator at Howard Davis Farm.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:47 UTC
Isabel Flood said she was walking on the beach with her two sons and her dog, Chester, near Wya Point Resort in Ucluelet on Tuesday about 7:30 p.m. when Chester was attacked by what appeared to be a large dog.
Chester, off-leash at the time, was immediately overpowered and whimpered for help.
"It was viciously biting my dog around its neck and the hind quarter," Flood said.
As she got closer, she realized the animal was a wolf. Flood yelled and the wolf began to drag Chester into the bush.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:24 UTC
50-year-old Sean Talley was found lying inside a pen March 12 with several punctures to his abdomen.
Montague County game warden Chase McAninch says it was an axis buck that attacked Talley.
Axis deer are classified as an exotic animal by the Texas Parks and Wildlife so they are not native or wild.
McAninch says normally you'll spot these deer behind a fence on someone's private property.
He added they are normally not considered aggressive, but like any animal, hormones can play a factor in any animal snapping.
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 16:49 UTC
The remains of two vaquitas, a critically endangered species of porpoise, were found in the waters off the coast of California in the span of one month. A conservation group calls the discovery alarming.
The vaquita porpoise is on the verge of extinction, with only 30 left in the world, conservation group Sea Shepard says.
"It is devastating," said OonaLayolle, captain of Sea Shepard. "It's been like three years we are now patrolling the north of the Gulf of California and this is really what we don't want to see. It's just so sad."
Loyolle, who has been heading the organization for four years now, said they work in collaboration with the Mexican government to battle illegal fishing and poaching in the oceans.
According to Sea Shepard, a pre-born vaquita was found floating in the Gulf of California, just south of San Felipe on March 12.
Just a week later, the carcass of a female adult vaquita was found in the waters off Baja California.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:10 UTC
Ryan Arsenault, a forestry engineer, was attacked Wednesday afternoon near Rivers Inlet at Draney Inlet, on the Central Coast, about 100 kilometres north of Port Hardy, said Arsenault's boss, Larry Fedorkie.
Another worker was nearby and came to Arsenault's aid, using bear spray to deter the grizzly.
"His quick actions certainly saved [Arsenault's] life," said Fedorkie, vice-president of Capacity Forest Management.
Arsenault suffered serious injuries to his left arm, including tissue and muscle damage, a broken right leg and a severe laceration to his head.
Arsenault, who is in his 30s, was airlifted to Victoria General Hospital for treatment. He underwent surgery on Thursday.
The Archaeology News Network
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 05:09 UTC
The discovery, whose secret has been well kept, has only just been unveiled but is in fact not a recent one.
It dates back to 1987.
The idea may seem crazy, but animals and machines are not so different. Just as a network of wires carry electrical signals between a robot's sensors, processing units and motors, the flow of action potentials around our nervous system connects our sensory organs, brain and muscles.
But while there are similarities, the natural world has come up with some intricate solutions to problems that engineers are nowhere near replicating in silicon. That has prompted some scientists to try and piggyback on evolution's innovations by building part-animal, part-machine cyborgs. Here's a rundown of some of the most eye-catching examples.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:57 UTC
Experts hold high hopes of re-discovering the Thylacine, based on descriptions of sightings which they believe are 'detailed and plausible'.
Dr Sandra Abell from James Cook University - who recently discovered a second population of the near-extinct northern bettong in the same area, will lead the field survey, Australian Geographic reports.
The search was first instigated after the ABC asked co-investigator Professor Bill Laurance, also from JCU, to respond to a description of a sighting by former tourism operator Brian Hobbs of Ravenshoe.
Mr Hobbs gave Professor Laurance a detailed account of seeing a pack of animals matching the description of Tasmanian tigers while spotlighting in the Cape York Peninsula.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:37 UTC
The giant carcass was discovered washed up on a beach in Pelluhue, in the central Chilean region of Maule.
Although the whale is about 52ft long, pictures show how an enormous balloon-like swelling dwarfs its entire head.
Thought to be a minke whale, the carcass has attracted tourists and scientists - but there are already fears it could explode.
President of the Vets of Wild Fauna Association Betsy Pincheira said: 'The protuberance is caused because of the common decomposition process. It is an accumulation of gas, generally methane.
'I wish people would not approach because this could explode.'
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:55 UTC
Karen Strier, a University of Wisconsin-Madison professor of anthropology, has studied the monkeys of this forest since 1983. She visited the reserve -- her long-term study site near the city of Caratinga -- in the state of Minas Gerais, in January of 2017. "It was just silence, a sense of emptiness," she says. "It was like the energy was sucked out of the universe."
Using what in some cases are decades of historical data, Strier and a team of Brazilian scientists focused on studying primates in Brazil's patchwork Atlantic Forest are poised to help understand and manage what happens next. They have never seen monkeys perish in such numbers, so quickly, from disease.
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