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  • 3-D image of live embryo turning itself inside out

    Zoology News -- ScienceDaily
    27 Apr 2015 | 5:28 am
    Researchers have captured the first 3-D video of a living algal embryo turning itself inside out, from a sphere to a mushroom shape and back again. The results could help unravel the mechanical processes at work during a similar process in animals, which has been called the 'most important time in your life.'
  • Top scientist was sacked over Nessie sighting

    Zoology News
    20 Apr 2015 | 8:27 am
    An eminent zoologist and eel expert, Dr. Tucker was a respected scientist who climbed to the position of the museum's principal scientific officer within the space of only eight years. In 1959 however his career suffered an unrelenting downward turn following his insistance that he had witnessed an unknown creature in the waters of Scotland's Loch Ness, a claim that would prove highly popular among the general public but extremely controversial among his peers at the museum.
  • Nematode parasites infecting in the starry batfish Halieutaea stellata (Vahl) (Lophiiformes: Ogcocephalidae) from the East and South China Sea

    MedWorm: Zoology
    27 Apr 2015 | 6:21 pm
    This study provides further data on the occurrence of nematode parasites in H. stellata and also contributes to facilitate an accurate and rapid diagnosis of the infection by these little‐known nematodes. (Source: Journal of Fish Diseases)MedWorm Sponsor Message: Directory of the best January Sales in the UK. Find the best Christmas presents too.
  • Pocket Shark: Extremely Rare 5-Inch Specimen Found

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    Steph
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:18 pm
    It’s not often that you hear of a shark being called ‘adorable,’ but in this case, the adjective fits. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) found an extremely rare specimen of a ‘pocket shark’ this week in the holdings of its lab in Pascagoula, Mississippi, collected in the deep sea of the Gulf of […] The post Pocket Shark: Extremely Rare 5-Inch Specimen Found appeared first on WebEcoist.
  • Bearded Dragon | Cheap Thrills of the Irresponsible

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    John F Taylor
    22 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    ReptileApartment.com - "It's Not a desire; it's an obsession to share our knowledge with people interested in herpetoculture." Authored by Todd Cornwell Unique Birthday Party Parties for Kids & Reptile Rescue Bearded Dragons, Wonderful pets, we like to torture Bearded Dragons, are super cool lizards, that breed voraciously, and willingly, in just about any circumstances. Which leads to many sellers, “back-yard” breeders, cheap prices, and a lack of complete knowledge of their care. […] The article Bearded Dragon | Cheap Thrills of the Irresponsible appeared…
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    Zoology News -- ScienceDaily

  • 3-D image of live embryo turning itself inside out

    27 Apr 2015 | 5:28 am
    Researchers have captured the first 3-D video of a living algal embryo turning itself inside out, from a sphere to a mushroom shape and back again. The results could help unravel the mechanical processes at work during a similar process in animals, which has been called the 'most important time in your life.'
  • Bats use both sides of brain to listen -- just like humans

    27 Apr 2015 | 5:28 am
    Researchers have shown that, like humans, mustached bats use the left and right sides of their brains to process different aspects of sounds. Aside from humans, no other animal that has been studied, not even monkeys or apes, has proved to use such hemispheric specialization for sound processing -- meaning that the left brain is better at processing fast sounds, and the right processing slow ones.
  • New Zealand stoats provide an ark for genetic diversity

    27 Apr 2015 | 5:28 am
    British stoats suffered a dramatic loss in genetic diversity in the 20th century but extinct British genes were preserved in the stoat population of New Zealand, a new study has found. The research reveals that stoats, which were introduced to New Zealand, have greater genetic diversity there, than in their native Britain. The results are unusual because introducing a species to a new area is usually associated with a loss in its genetic diversity.
  • Could smell hold the key to limiting or ending pesticide use?

    27 Apr 2015 | 5:26 am
    Could smell hold the key to ending pesticide use? Sscientists may have uncovered a natural way of avoiding the use of pesticides and help save plants from attack by recreating a natural insect repellent. They have, for the first time, created tiny molecules which mirror a natural occurring smell known to repel insects.
  • Scientists plan to fight insect pests by turning their own hormones against them

    27 Apr 2015 | 5:25 am
    The economic cost of agricultural pests is extremely difficult to estimate, but biological threats such as insects and disease account for around 40% of all crop losses globally. The rising need for food worldwide necessitates ever more effective methods in the fight against agricultural pests. By 2017, the world is expected to spend more than 65 billion USD annually on pesticides. At the same time, there is a pressing need to develop "greener" pesticides that target damaging insects while sparing beneficial ones.
 
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  • Top scientist was sacked over Nessie sighting

    20 Apr 2015 | 8:27 am
    An eminent zoologist and eel expert, Dr. Tucker was a respected scientist who climbed to the position of the museum's principal scientific officer within the space of only eight years. In 1959 however his career suffered an unrelenting downward turn following his insistance that he had witnessed an unknown creature in the waters of Scotland's Loch Ness, a claim that would prove highly popular among the general public but extremely controversial among his peers at the museum.
  • Loch Ness monster really does exists, Natural History Museum scientist said

    18 Apr 2015 | 10:46 am
    Dr Denys Tucker was an eminent zoologist at the Natural History Museum and an expert in fish but the claim led to his sacking. The scientist came to the conclusion it could only have been Elasmosaurus, a subspecies of long-necked dinosaurs that roamed the earth 80 million years ago.
  • How an eminent zoologist was sacked by the Natural History Museum...

    18 Apr 2015 | 6:36 am
    'I don't deserve the breaths I get... I can't be redeemed': Father who murdered his family and stole New York Times reporter's identity speaks out from jail as James Franco movie of his life is released Dr Oz hits back at doctors campaigning to get him booted from Columbia University faculty because of his 'lack of integrity' and 'quack treatments' Oklahoma legalizes execution by GAS CHAMBER: State will kill prisoners with 'foolproof, fast and painless' nitrogen if lethal injection isn't possible Judge's daughter, 20, 'choked to death with plastic bag by male college roommate in the…
  • This plant hormone can get a rise out of daffodils

    18 Apr 2015 | 12:32 am
    These are the song lyrics, written by Lonnie Donegan, a penniless young man might sing as he desperately tries to convince a young girl to take a chance on him. Don't do it, girls! My wife fell for it and had to wait more than 40 years to even get the daffodils.
  • Three new species of 'mini-Godzilla' discovered in Andes region

    15 Apr 2015 | 5:28 am
    Three new species of multicolored lizards sporting jagged crests that make them look like pint-sized "Godzillas" have been discovered in Ecuador and Peru, highlighting the region's rich biodiversity. The lizards were found in the rain forests of the Tropical Andes region, where even more reptiles are likely waiting to be discovered, said the team of scientists who published the find in the latest issue of zoological journal ZooKeys.
 
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  • Pocket Shark: Extremely Rare 5-Inch Specimen Found

    Steph
    27 Apr 2015 | 3:18 pm
    It’s not often that you hear of a shark being called ‘adorable,’ but in this case, the adjective fits. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) found an extremely rare specimen of a ‘pocket shark’ this week in the holdings of its lab in Pascagoula, Mississippi, collected in the deep sea of the Gulf of […] The post Pocket Shark: Extremely Rare 5-Inch Specimen Found appeared first on WebEcoist.
  • Invisible Woman: Body Paint Artist Blends Models Into Boulders

    Steph
    22 Apr 2015 | 6:06 pm
    Expertly camouflaged with head-to-toe paint, a model virtually disappears into rocky landscapes and beautiful blooming magnolia trees in an incredible series of images by German artist Joerg Duesterwald. The series ‘Rock Face’ seems, at first glance, to be conventional nature photography, depicting a series of boulders coated in moss. But look a little closer.  In […] The post Invisible Woman: Body Paint Artist Blends Models Into Boulders appeared first on WebEcoist.
  • Parked Park: Taiwan’s Greenest Parking Lot

    Steve
    21 Apr 2015 | 11:41 am
    Shifting into Park is OK; shifting INTO a park is awesome! Check out these “green” vehicles sunk into the lawn at Taiwan's CMP Block Museum of Arts. The post Parked Park: Taiwan’s Greenest Parking Lot appeared first on WebEcoist.
  • World’s Last Northern White Rhino Guarded 24/7

    Steve
    14 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    Sudan, the world's last male Northern White Rhino, has been placed under a round-the-clock guard at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya. The post World’s Last Northern White Rhino Guarded 24/7 appeared first on WebEcoist.
  • Natural Public Pool: UK Plans Freshwater Swimming Pond

    Steph
    7 Apr 2015 | 6:28 pm
    A freshwater oasis will soon beckon swimmers and sunbathers in the middle of urban London with the King’s Cross swimming pool, a man-made freshwater pond planned for the new Lewis Cubitt Park. Measuring 32 feet wide by 131 feet long, the pool uses aquatic plants rather than chlorine to keep the water clean, and can […] The post Natural Public Pool: UK Plans Freshwater Swimming Pond appeared first on WebEcoist.
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  • Bearded Dragon | Cheap Thrills of the Irresponsible

    John F Taylor
    22 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    ReptileApartment.com - "It's Not a desire; it's an obsession to share our knowledge with people interested in herpetoculture." Authored by Todd Cornwell Unique Birthday Party Parties for Kids & Reptile Rescue Bearded Dragons, Wonderful pets, we like to torture Bearded Dragons, are super cool lizards, that breed voraciously, and willingly, in just about any circumstances. Which leads to many sellers, “back-yard” breeders, cheap prices, and a lack of complete knowledge of their care. […] The article Bearded Dragon | Cheap Thrills of the Irresponsible appeared…
  • ProProps | Reptile Health with Dr. Simpson

    John F Taylor
    21 Apr 2015 | 9:44 am
    ReptileApartment.com - "It's Not a desire; it's an obsession to share our knowledge with people interested in herpetoculture." ProProps Developer Dr. Simpson How did you first become involved in the exotic pet industry and more specifically reptiles? I have always had an interest in exotics pets. As a young child I had some weird and wonderful pets like Axolotls, newts, lizards and frogs. I was lucky enough to get into Veterinary School and […] The article ProProps | Reptile Health with Dr. Simpson appeared first on ReptileApartment.com
  • UK Arson Costs Reptile Lives

    John F Taylor
    17 Apr 2015 | 9:43 am
    ReptileApartment.com - "It's Not a desire; it's an obsession to share our knowledge with people interested in herpetoculture." Where there is a will there is hope Article & photographs by Nick Dobbs, Dorset, UK With only 6 native reptile species, the British Isles would be hard pushed to describe itself on the world stage as a herpetologist’s “dream ticket”. Nevertheless, what we have is precious to these shores and all 6 species are […] The article UK Arson Costs Reptile Lives appeared first on ReptileApartment.com
  • Responsibility and Reptiles | Social Media Dilemma

    John F Taylor
    9 Apr 2015 | 11:23 am
    ReptileApartment.com - "It's Not a desire; it's an obsession to share our knowledge with people interested in herpetoculture." Authored by Brandon Fowler Roaming Reptiles Our Responsibilities as Reptile Keepers Before I get started, I want to say that this article is about my own personal feelings and I do have great respect for the people who have given this hobby so much. Without them we would have nothing. With everything that is happening […] The article Responsibility and Reptiles | Social Media Dilemma appeared first on ReptileApartment.com
  • Star Tortoise | Shining Indoor Tortoise

    John F Taylor
    8 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    ReptileApartment.com - "It's Not a desire; it's an obsession to share our knowledge with people interested in herpetoculture." Authored by Andrew Hermes Arizona Tortoise Compound Star Tortoises | Indoor living! Considering a new pet for your apartment or your new “Tiny” house? Limited on space but would really enjoy a new member of the family? Ever think of a tortoise, as a pet? Yes, there are many different species of tortoises that stay small […] The article Star Tortoise | Shining Indoor Tortoise appeared first on ReptileApartment.com
 
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  • Photozoo II – Making Money with Photos

    19 Apr 2015 | 5:46 am
    I gave some technical advice in the previous article, now I go on with an outlook on the subject of stock photos. I think you may be interested in making money with your photos. Some stock sites provide good opportunities even for zoo photographers. Of course, it is not the way to become a millionaire, but you can earn a non-negligible amount with time and a lot of patience. First, I am going to introduce the world of stock photography in a nutshell. It means the supply of photos which are licensed for specific uses. Customers do not have to hire a photographer; they can pick the desired…
  • How to breed the large hairy armadillo?

    11 Apr 2015 | 10:34 am
    by Gabriella Kövi, zookeeper, Miskolc Zoo, Hungary The question is simple, the implementation is not so much. Let's see why! Begin with taking two armadillos… like in a recipe; and this is also true, however it is not sufficient to obtain a couple of armadillos, since many factors can affect the reproduction of a species. Read More...
  • Zoo links

    8 Apr 2015 | 10:57 am
    Here are some zoo links which could be interesting for you: The International Species Information System (ISIS) is an international non-profit organization serving zoos and aquariums . ISIS provides its members with zoological data collection and sharing software called ZIMS - the Zoological Information Management System. Website: www2.isis.org The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) is the "umbrella" organization for the world zoo and aquarium community. Its mission is to provide leadership and support for zoos, aquariums, and partner organizations of the world in animal care and…
  • “The global zoological community has been providing consistent support and encouragement to ISIS, in combination with our Board’s leadership, for over 40 years.” – Interview with J. Peter Donlon, Director Global Member Development, ISIS

    1 Apr 2015 | 11:03 am
    If you work at a zoo as a curator or veterinarian, the most important software you almost surely use every day is the fast developing ZIMS (Zoological Information Management System) provided by ISIS. It is no doubt the most important software in the world of zoos currently. Founded in 1974, the International Species Information System (ISIS) maintains the largest database in the managed animal care community world-wide, including detailed information on more than 3,000,000 animals and 15,000 species, putting the organization and its members in a unique position to initiate programs in…
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