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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.

Study: Panda Immune System More Flexible than Previously Understood

Study: Panda Immune System More Flexible than Previously Understood

According to a new report, the scientists have discovered that the pandas have a better and stronger immune system that thought previously.

This is due to the fact that panda's immune system depends upon the place where it lives and develops various antigens according to its habitat.

The study by the scientists also reveals that the pandas are more diverse genetically as compared to the Bengal Tigers, Namibian cheetahs and other endangered species.

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Insects Accidentally have Same Sex Mating

Insects Accidentally have Same Sex Mating

Not many will be aware of the fact that insects and spiders often enter into same sex mating. A collaborative research was carried out on the topic.

As per the same, study researchers have found that the same sex mating is not intentional, but insects and spiders actually do it accidentally.

Study researchers were of the view that insects and spiders are in such a rush for mating that they do not pay much attention to their partner's gender. This is where, the confusion takes place and they perform same sex mating.

Amazon Facing Higher Risk of Losing Rainforest than Thought

Amazon Facing Higher Risk of Losing Rainforest than Thought

It has been revealed by researchers that southern part of the Amazon rainforest is facing much serious threats of being vanished than what was suggested by the models used in the most recent report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

Oarfish Washes Up on a Californian Beach

Oarfish Washes Up on a Californian Beach

As per recent reports, it has been unveiled that a 13- and-a half-foot-long oarfish got washed up on a beach in Oceanside Harbor, California.

Suzanne Kohin from the National Marine Fisheries Service has affirmed that it is not very common to find such species. It is the second time in a few days that such rarely seen creature has washed up.

"They thought it was a very rare event the first time, so these two events that we heard of in the last few weeks are the only ones I've ever heard of", affirmed Kohin.

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Sneak Peak into Interesting Incidents

Sneak Peak into Interesting Incidents

On day-to-day basis, a number of strange things take place across the world. Some such stories have been discussed below.

A research has been carried out by a group of researchers from Princeton University in the US. As per the same, it has been unveiled that marmoset monkeys are very polite when talk to each other.

Best Preserved Nervous System in an Anciet Fossil Found

Best Preserved Nervous System in an Anciet Fossil Found

A research published in the journal Nature has revealed about the best preserved nervous system in an ancient fossil. The research has been carried out by a group of researchers from the Natural History Museum in London.

As per the study researchers, it has been found that the fossil dates back 520 million years. It is said that fossil has feature of spider. Study researchers have affirmed the same due to nerve cords running through the creature's trunk.

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Kenya’s Step Forward to Act against Poachers

Kenya’s Step Forward to Act against Poachers

As per a new report, the rhino's in Kenya are fitted with microchips by the wildlife officials, as their step forward to put a control on poaching. Poaching has almost threatened the lives of these animals, causing the number of these animals to an extent.

Paul Udoto, spokesman for the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), said that their step to control poaching has put some complications in the work of poachers. He said that it is utmost necessary to follow conservation steps to counter the killing of the wildlife.

Yeti Still Alive in High Himalayas

Yeti Still Alive in High Himalayas

According to a new research by the scientists, sub species of brown bear can be found currently in the High Himalayas. Scientists had tested the hair samples of the big beast and revealed that there exists some genetic match between brown bear and the ancient polar bear.

The new DNA research by the scientists revealed the mystery behind the Yeti. They now believe that some sub species of brown bear could be found in the High Himalayas that has been proved wrong for the mythical beast.

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Massive colony of honeybees in attic stuns elderly Florida woman

Massive colony of honeybees in attic stuns elderly Florida woman

An elderly Florida woman was quite stunned when exterminators called to remove a rodents found a huge honeybee hive hiding in the attic of her home.

Sevia Moore, 98, had called exterminator remove what she thought was rats in the attic of her single-level home, but they found the attic was full of bees.

Leo Cross, founder of Florida Wildlife Trappers, found bees everywhere in hallows of her home. He estimated that there were 20,000 to 30,000 bees in the elderly woman's home. The bees were there for around one year.

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