Tag: Endangered Species

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Why a surprising discovery, warming seas and the demise of the ‘Meg’ may spell trouble for more and more sharks

Some unexpected shark strandings and subsequent surprises following autopsies have, ironically, taken marine biologists millions of years back in time as they look to...

Welcome to the Anthropocene, Earth’s new chapter

Since 2009, a cloistered band of hard-rock geologists and other scientists have toiled on a mission of great consequence. On Tuesday they will deliver the...

Study reveals extent of humans’ diverse predatory niche and its ecological consequences

New research shows that over one third of all vertebrate species on Earth are used by people and this is causing disproportionate impacts on...

Threatened Aldabra giant tortoise genome decoded

They can live for more than 100 years and weigh up to 250 kilograms -- Aldabra giant tortoises. Researchers at the University of Zurich...

More than one-tenth of the world’s terrestrial genetic diversity may already be lost

Climate change and habitat destruction may have already caused the loss of more than one-tenth of the world's terrestrial genetic diversity, according to new...

Decline of diatoms due to ocean acidification

While calcifying organisms like oysters and corals have difficulty forming their shells and skeletons in more acidic seawater, diatoms have been considered less susceptible...