Wildlife

Madagascar Coral Reefs Damaged
October 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A new survey of coral reefs along Madagascar's southwestern coast found massive damage from coral bleaching caused by rising sea temperatures, researchers said Thursday.

Big Bogs Spurred Ancient Global Warming
October 13, 2006 12:00 AM - Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters

Massive peat bogs in Siberia and elsewhere may have helped spur global warming at the end of the last ice age some 12,000 years ago, scientists reported Thursday.

New Type of Mouse Discovered in Cyprus
October 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Thomas Wagner, Associated Press

A previously unknown type of mouse has been discovered on the island of Cyprus, apparently the first new terrestrial mammal species discovered in Europe in decades.

Wasps Released in Louisiana to Combat Bugs
October 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Stacey Plaisance, Associated Press

Louisiana horticulturists tied a small cylindrical vial containing hundreds of gnat-sized wasps to a hibiscus plant on a well-groomed lawn Wednesday, and removed the cap.

Study Shows Earth Wobbles Linked to Mammal Extinctions
October 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Reuters

Wobbles or variations in the Earth's orbit and tilt are associated with extinctions of rodent and mammalian species, Dutch scientists said on Wednesday.

Targeted Vaccination Could Save Endangered Species
October 12, 2006 12:00 AM - Patricia Reaney, Reuters

Targeted vaccination against rabies and other infectious diseases could save from extinction threatened animals such as the Ethiopian wolf, the world's most endangered member of the dog family.

Hooded Seal Returned to the Wild
October 11, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A young seal that has been receiving medical treatment after being found dehydrated and with a bellyful of sand this summer was returned to the wild Tuesday.

Doctor Touts Vasectomies for Elephants
October 11, 2006 12:00 AM - Stephen Majors, Associated Press

At Walt Disney World's Animal Kingdom, head veterinarian Mark Stetter demonstrates the 5-foot contraception tool for a procedure that he hopes will help control Africa's elephant population: vasectomies.

Fungus Blamed for Washington Porpoise Deaths
October 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press

A microscopic fungus native to Australia and blamed for the death of people and animals in British Columbia is now linked to the deaths of porpoises and at least one cat in Washington state.

Groups Find Colorful Bird in Colombia
October 10, 2006 12:00 AM - Lauren Drake, Associated Press

A colorful bird new to science has been discovered in a previously unexplored Andean cloud forest, spurring efforts to protect the area, conservation groups have announced.

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