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New Species of World’s Only Venomous Primate Found

Posted December 14th, 2012 at 7:27 pm (UTC+0)
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An endangered lemur-like primate with two tongues and a toxic bite has more branches on its family tree than originally thought. Writing in the American Journal of Primatology, Missouri researchers say they’ve identified three new species of the slow loris – the only venomous primate in the world – living on the Indonesian island of […]

Coral Sounds Alarm When Threatened

Posted November 9th, 2012 at 7:50 pm (UTC+0)
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Coral reefs provide one of the world’s most vital ecosystems and some of these reefs are in danger of being destroyed. While people are to blame for much of the destruction, nature also plays a role. Encroaching species of seaweed with poisonous compounds on their surfaces are one of nature’s threats. The toxic seaweed begins […]

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