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Researchers See Corals Dancing With New Microscope

Researchers See Corals Dancing With New Microscope

A new research reveals that scientists have been able to get a real close look at the dancing corals using a new underwater microscope. The research was published in the journal Nature Communications on July 12, 2016. Researchers revealed the unparalleled potential of the Benthic Underwater Microscope (BUM) in the exploration of the underwater world.

National Park Service researchers discover two litters of mountain lion kittens in eastern Santa Susana Mountains

National Park Service researchers discover two litters of mountain lion kittens in eastern Santa Susana Mountains

Recently, two litters of mountain lion kittens have been found by National Park Service researchers in the eastern Santa Susana Mountains. As a whole, five cubs, including three females and two males, were ear-tagged and have been sent to their respective dens previously this month.

The Santa Susanas is a huge mountain range, providing a vital habitat link between the Santa Monica Mountains to the south and Los Padres National Forest to the north.

Biologists fear Colorado Wildfire wiped out Endangered Cutthroat Trout

Biologists fear Colorado Wildfire wiped out Endangered Cutthroat Trout

Wildfire is not only deadly for land animals, but for aquatic animals too. Colorado wildlife officials have reported that the Hayden Pass fire must have affected a rare fish. They believe the fish is extinct now.

Record Numbers of Turtle Nests Reported in South Carolina and Florida

Record Numbers of Turtle Nests Reported in South Carolina and Florida

Southeast is having a very good season of loggerhead sea turtle nesting. Record number of turtle nests has been seen in regions along coasts of Florida and South Carolina. The numbers also suggest that oceanic turtle will have a good season this year.

A report has been released by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources which shows that South Carolina alone has more than 4,900 nests. These are just preliminary figures and the count may increase in coming days, as per the report.

Total Amazonian tree species tally is at 11,676 so far: Study

Total Amazonian tree species tally is at 11,676 so far: Study

There are vast numbers of tree species in the Amazon rainforest in comparison to elsewhere worldwide. It would take over 300 years to record them all. In fact, for the past three centuries, intrepid explorers have been collecting data and recording information regarding the different tree species in the Amazon.

A latest study conducted by scientists from the Field Museum of Natural History suggested that the total Amazonian tree species tally is at 11,676 so far.

Manatees are dying again in polluted Indian River Lagoon

Manatees are dying again in polluted Indian River Lagoon

Manatees have started dying once again in Florida. State officials said that between 2012 and 2015, about 158 manatees died in the state’s Indian River Lagoon, once called the America’s most diverse ecosystem. Along with them, pelicans and dolphins also lost their lives by the score in the contaminated lagoon.

Manatees death outbreak again takes up full swing in Indian River

Manatees death outbreak again takes up full swing in Indian River

Since the end of May, carcasses of eight manatees have been found. State wildlife officials said that the manatees’ deaths owing to pollution have again started in the Indian River Lagoon of Brevard County that has been facing severe problem of algae.

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