|Banana Sam before he got stolen|
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Friday, December 30, 2011
Four new "rapier wielding" shark species have b een found by researchers in the California Academy of Sciences. In a 1600 foot deep trawl of Mozambique, an African Dwarf Sawshark was accidentally captured. This animal is only the seventh species of sawshark we know of. The shark has a long tooth-studded snout for which it uses as a sword. The predator uses its snout by whipping it through schools of fish, which it then eats the injured fish. Another shark discovered was a species of Angel Shark. It was called Squatina caillieti. It was found in a 1200 foot deep water of the islan of Luzon. Luzon is an island part of the Phillipenes. The Angel Shark has big pectoral fins that resemble wings, and it lies in the sand and waits for prey to pass by. When it comes, it strikes like a ray. The other two sharks are species of Lanternshark. They were found in Taiwan and South Africa. More than 100 sharks have been found this year. New discoveries are yet to be found.
|African Dwarf Sawshark|
Monday, December 19, 2011
Friday, November 25, 2011
In Panama, many lions were rescued from a zoo next to the Gamboa Resort. 3 female lions and many other animals were locked up in cages and have been there for 14 years. The Denver Wild Animal Sanctuary contacted the police and ANAM (Panama's environmental arm of the government). To help, the Denver Wild Animal Sanctuary Carried the lions to a truck. The truck transported them to a plane, where they would be taken to the sanctuary. Now, the lions live peacefully with the other lions in the sanctuary. The other animals at the zoo were taken to a rehabilitation center, soon to be released into the wild.
In a Denver Warehouse, a coati was set free by its owner, thinking it wouldn't make a good pet. In case if you don't know what a coati is, a coati, also known as the Brazilian Aardvark, is a relative of the raccoon. Coatis are 13-27 in. long, weigh 4.4-18 lbs, have sharp teeth and live in Central America. Coatis are usually brown or black, and have a white and brown stripes on its tail. Some people found this baby Coati and named it Maurice. They took Maurice to the vet to check if it was healthy. They also found out it is illegal to keep the young Coati, so they started calling humane societies and animal control officials to find it a home. They finally found the Denver Wild Animal Sanctuary, where they had 5 Coatis. Maurice was brought to the sanctuary and is living happy with its new family and home.
In Australia, a new "albino" spider was found. Scientists say it is not completely albino because it still has some brown on its abdomen. The spider is 1.2 in. wide, and was found by a man who lived in a town in western Australia. The man found the spider, caught it in a jar, and sent it to the Western Australian Museum. They think it is a trapdoor spider, that lives in burrows its whole life, like other trapdoor spiders. Scientists are still researching this spider to learn mor about it.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Georgia Tech have been doing expirements in the ocean. They have recently found out that seaweed also kills coral. Other coral killing objects are heat, pollution, and even sunscreen. They found that some seaweed cause coral bleaching and give off anti-coral chemicals. For the past decades, scientists have found coral reefs being dominated by seaweed, but they aren't sure if algae is also to blame. Don't think that seaweed is useless, because scientists thik it has a reson to live.
In Auburn, California, a deer got stuck in a rope swing. The deer got its antlers tangled in rope and it couldn't get out. The deer struggled and struggled, but nothing worked. Soon, the game warden came and tranquilzed it in order to cut it loose. After cutting it loose, they cut off the antlers so hunters won't follow its release. The deer woke up shaky, they say it will be fine. Remember to keep your environment safe so if a wild animal comes, it won't get trapped.