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New Hammerhead Shark Species Discovered Along the Coast of South Carolina

New Hammerhead Shark Species Discovered Along the Coast of South Carolina

According to a latest research, a team of researchers discovered a new species of hammerhead shark. They have found this species along the coast of South Carolina.

The sources have revealed that this new species looks almost identical to the scalloped hammerhead. But this species is very different genetically as it consists of about 10 fewer vertebrae, which are also known as the segments of backbone.

Sturgeon Bay’s Water Sample Test Found Positive for Asian carp DNA

Sturgeon Bay’s Water Sample Test Found Positive for Asian carp DNA

Water sample test has been done of Lake Michigan's Sturgeon Bay in Wisconsin. Its test report has found to be positive for DNA of Asian carp.

It has happened for the second time that the test has been found to be positive for the DNA of the Asian carp in Lake Michigan in past few years. Though the test has come out to be positive, it has not been unveiled that whether the genetic material was of live fish or not.

Scientists Discover Novel Dolphin Species off Australia

Scientists Discover Novel Dolphin Species off Australia

A humpback dolphin has been found by the researchers near the northern coast of Australia. Scientists were engaged in another mission with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), when they found a dolphin hiding itself in a plain sight.

Howard Rosenbaum, director of the WCS ocean giants program, said that a debate has been continuing from past many years, regarding the number of humpback dolphins. He said that many features of two to four species were proposed by the scientists in the group, but no good claims were being given by them for more than two species.

More-than-Ever Info Collected on Flying Fox, Reveals Report

More-than-Ever Info Collected on Flying Fox, Reveals Report

The least-studied bat species has this time been analyzed and understood in a thorough manner. The research has got published in the animal science journal Zookeys.

It has been revealed that the flying fox of Mortlock Island is a large bat, which loves eating fruits. The bat found native to some remote, small Pacific islands, has got its name removed from the list of Earth's least-understood species.

It was a single specimen safeguarded in an alcohol jar at London's Natural History Museum that kept scientists' hopes alive that the bat existed somewhere.

Rise in Grass Carps Population Raises Concern

Grass-Carps-Population

Some commercial fishermen have found four grass carps in the Sandusky Bay. This revelation has led the scientists from USGS, Ohio Department of Natural Resources and BGSU to carry out a research.

After carrying out the analysis, they have got to know that the grass carps have been spawning there. The scientists are quite concerned about the same as the specie can act as a big threat to wetlands and basins.

Grass Carp’s Natural Reproduction Activity Raises Concern

Grass Carp’s Natural Reproduction Activity Raises Concern

As per recent reports, it has been unveiled that grass carp has started reproducing naturally in the Lake Erie basin. The activity, which has taken for the first time has raised concerns among authorities concerned.

They do not want a rise in the population of invaders and have been taking steps to accomplish their aim. But the above mentioned statement shows that their efforts are going in vain.

Conrad Hoskin Discovers Three New Species

Conrad Hoskin Discovers Three New Species

A new world of species has been discovered by Conrad Hoskin. This year, biologist from the University of James Cook, Conrad Hoskin guided the first scientific trip to discover the remote Cape Melville range on the eastern coast of peninsula.

In four days, Dr. Hoskin had discovered three new creatures which were not known earlier to science at all. Conrad Hoskin from James Cook University and a National Geographic film crew were dropped down by helicopter on top of the rocky Cape Melville mountain range on Cape York Peninsula earlier this year and were astonished at the findings.

Grasshopper Mice Eat Scorpions as Pain Killers

Grasshopper Mice Eat Scorpions as Pain Killers

According to a latest research, the grasshopper mice have an unusual favorite food. These creatures like to eat scorpions. The grasshopper mice are able to eat scorpions as it can easily brush aside the venom of the scorpions.

The new study by the researchers has revealed that how these creatures manage to shrug off the poison of the deadly scorpions.

To prove their point the researchers have conducted an experiment on normal house mice and the grasshopper mice.

Fishermen Slaughter Dolphins to Harvest Their skin for Shark Bait

Fishermen Slaughter Dolphins to Harvest Their skin for Shark Bait

According to a latest report, The Dolphins in Peru are having a bad time as they are being slaughtered by the fishermen in order to harvest their skin for shark bait.

The fishermen in Peru are continuously illegally harpooning and killing the noble dolphins. This is being done as the Sharks act as a profitable commodity for the fishermen and they sell the meat of this fish, as its meat is considered to be a delegacy in the whole of Asia.

NOAA Takes Away Eastern Sea Lions from Endangered List

NOAA Takes Away Eastern Sea Lions from Endangered List

On Wednesday, a federal agency declared that the Steller sea lions' eastern population would no longer be seen on the list of endangered species.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) would be removing the first animal from its list of endangered species in a period of almost two decades. It has been found that the range of the sea lion species started from Alaska's Panhandle, extending till Channel Islands of California.

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