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Can We Regrow Dying Coral Reefs?

Coral growing at the Mote Marine Laboratory in Florida or the inside of my refrigerator in college? 25% of the world’s coral reefs has died in the past 25 years, and 25% more is expected to die in the next two decades. With a lot of luck and a lot of hard work, however, a…

A Marvelous Spatula Tale

A nearly extinct species of hummingbird has been captured on film for the first time demonstrating its spatula-crazed mating dance. The aptly named Marvelous Spatuletail lives in a single, isolated valley in northern Peru. There are only 350 – 1,000 thought left to exist. The video really is extraordinary. Marvelous Spatuletail, Lodigesia mirabilis digg_url=’http://zooillogix.blogspot.com/2007/04/marvelous-spatula-tale.html';

One of the world’s smallest and rarest owls was seen for the first time in the wild. The American Bird Conservancy announced the discovery Thursday by a group of researchers monitoring Peru’s northern jungle. The owl, called an “owlet” due to its emasculatingly small size, is so distinct that it has its own genus, “Xenoglaux,”…

Borneo Bonanza

A new species of clouded leopard was identified today in the jungles of Borneo. In fact, over 400 new species of animals have been discovered in the rain forests of Borneo since 1994. Most of the species shown below were found through the World Wildlife Fund’s (WWF) spectacular Heart of Borneo Initiative. Bornean Clouded Leopard,…

White Marlin Mishap

For years, environmentalists have been worried about the overfishing of white marlin. However, studies have shown white marlin populations to be low, but not perilously so. A recent petition to put the white marlin on the endangered species list was even turned down. It turns out that a significant portion of the “population” of white…