Wildlife

Working to Bring Back the Coaster Brook Trout
July 11, 2005 12:00 AM - John Flesher, Associated Press

Barely noticeable beneath a wooden foot bridge, the wire antenna stretched across the gurgling Mosquito River is on the lookout for one of the Great Lakes' most mysterious fish: the coaster brook trout.

Red Light-Flashing Jellyfish Lures Prey
July 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press

The first deep sea red-light district -- glowing appendages on a newly discovered jellyfish relative -- appear to flash their come-hither message to lure prey. The new find is a previously unreported species in the genus Erenna, which is a member of the group that includes coral and jellyfish.

Biologists Say Condor Hatched in Arizona
July 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Biologists confirmed that a California condor chick has hatched in Arizona, the fourth to hatch in the wild in the state since the endangered birds were reintroduced here nearly 10 years ago, officials said Thursday.

Researchers Theorize on Animal Extinction
July 8, 2005 12:00 AM - Randolph E. Schmid, Associated Press

The extinction of most of Australia's large animals occurred around 45,000 years ago, shortly after the arrival of humans. A study suggests that human burning of the landscape forced dietary changes that killed off many of the animals.

Environmental Activists Seek to Curb Raptor Deaths at California Wind Farm
July 6, 2005 12:00 AM - Terence Chea, Associated Press

When it comes to wind power, few places are more productive -- or more deadly to birds -- than this gusty stretch of rolling hills between California's San Francisco Bay area and the San Joaquin Valley.

Draft Legislation Sides With Developers Over Majority of Americans: Defenders of Wildlife
July 6, 2005 12:00 AM - ENN

Draft legislation prepared by Rep. Richard Pombo (R-Cal.) would severely undermine the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and punch loopholes in the law on behalf of oil companies, large-scale developers, timber companies, mining corporations, and other special interests.

Officials Investigate Deaths of Sea Birds
July 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Wildlife officials are trying to determine what is killing hundreds of sea birds that have washed ashore in Virginia Beach and other locations along the Atlantic coast in the past several weeks.

Australia Scientists Find New Dolphin, the Snubfin
July 5, 2005 12:00 AM - Paul Tait, Reuters

Australian researchers have identified a new species of dolphin which was once thought to have been the same as an extremely rare mammal predominantly found in Asian coastal waters and rivers.

Wildfires Pose Danger to Desert Tortoise
July 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Doug Alden, Associated Press

Wildfires burning in the Southwest are threatening federally protected desert tortoises, further stressing a species that already has lost much of its population to drought.

Amazon Officials Work to Protect Biological Riches in Brazil
July 3, 2005 12:00 AM - Michael Astor, Associated Press

Amazon nations must protect the region's riches and knowledge from "biopirates" seeking to patent the rainforest's biological riches, an Ecuadorean official said Friday.

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