Wildlife

Fishermen Barred from Spawning Grounds of Rare Species in U.S. Virgin Islands
January 18, 2005 12:00 AM - Mat Probasco, Associated Press

U.S. authorities have barred fishing in areas of the U.S. Virgin Islands where rare species spawn, officials said Monday.

Senses, Sand Dunes Helped Tsunami Animals Escape
January 17, 2005 12:00 AM - Dayan Candappa, Reuters

Wildlife in Sri Lanka's biggest national park survived last month's tsunami, but it was probably keen senses and the lay of the land rather than any mysterious instinct for danger that enabled animals to scamper to safety.

Scientists Watch for Antarctic Iceberg Collision
January 17, 2005 12:00 AM - James Grubel, Reuters

Scientists were watching on Monday for a collision between a giant iceberg and an Antarctic glacier, which could free up sea lanes to America's McMurdo Station and help penguins reach crucial feeding areas.

Four Endangered Whales Found Dead in Six Weeks
January 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Four endangered whales have been found dead in the past six weeks -- including two just this week, scientists said.

Environmentalists Say Sound Wave Research off Yucatan Threatens Marine Life
January 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Lisa J. Adams, Associated Press

Scientists working off the Yucatan Peninsula are preparing to use sound waves to search for information about an asteroid that may have wiped out the dinosaurs 65 million years ago.

Casino Developers Granted Permit to Build Resort Near Wetlands in U.S. Virgin Islands
January 14, 2005 12:00 AM - Mat Probasco, Associated Press

The government granted casino developers a permit to build a $150 million resort near sensitive wetlands, drawing complaints from environmentalists.

Nebraska Zoo Discovers Two Species of Lemurs
January 13, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Researchers with the Henry Doorly Zoo have discovered two new species of lemurs, one of the most primitive and endangered primates in the world, the zoo announced Wednesday.

Groups Cite Sprawl as Threat to 1,200 Rare Plants, Animals
January 13, 2005 12:00 AM - John Heilprin, Associated Press

Urban sprawl is gobbling up open spaces in fast-growing metropolitan areas so quickly that it could spell extinction for nearly 1,200 species of plants and animals, environmental groups say.

Scientists Use Hazing to Drive Crows Away
January 12, 2005 12:00 AM - William Kates, Associated Press

In a city where a huge flock of crows has been pestering people for years, officials are fighting back with a hazing program aimed at disrupting the birds' sleep with noise and light and driving them into the countryside.

Biologists Check on Arizona Fish Diversity
January 12, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Biologists are checking the diversity of fish in the Lower Salt River and reservoir lakes. Among the 170 fish caught Monday in one drained section of the 80-foot-wide Arizona Canal -- and then returned to the water -- were whiskered channel catfish up to 3 feet long, colorful rainbow trout and Sonora suckers.

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