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The newly protected areas account for nearly half of the estimated 1,531 miles of shoreline used by the threatened sea turtles.
If you've ever watched sea otters, or even looked through photographs, you'll notice their habit of holding up their front paws. While it looks super cute, there's a more practical reason for the behavior.
This tiny wood warbler has a voice you'd likely recognize if you live in the eastern half of the United States. But do you know how the loud little bird got its name?
Anchovies typically prefer cooler waters, so San Diego's warm surf only adds to the mystery of why the fish came so close to the shore.
Along with the dinosaur tracks, researchers found traces from birds, clams, worms and bugs.
There are snails that glow, armored snails, snails with lavish shells, transparent snails; there are even snails that could kill you.
With stingers that are harmless to humans, stingless bees could be the pollinators that save the day.
Known for being the miniature wooly bison of the tundra, musk oxen have an enviable way of staying warm.
Watch what happens when an eager young lion cub gets in too deep (literally) while dining on a freshly killed buffalo.
During the epoch in which the small critters lived, their Canadian habitat was likely similar to that of present day Portland, Oregon: rainy but rarely freezing.
British winters used to be too cold for the butterflies, but not anymore.
A hidden camera captures a family of elephants waltzing through a hotel lobby on their way to visit fruit trees on the hotel grounds.
The mantis shrimp are repurposing certain amino acids that typically absorb sunlight on the skin to instead absorb it into their eyes to see.
The fossils belong to a new type of Pelagornithid, a family of birds that ruled the skies for over 10 million years but vanished for unknown reasons.
The airline teamed up with the Smithsonian to equip its planes with radio receiver antennas that will gather data on difficult-to-track animals.
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