May 23rd is the World Day of Turtles, which has been celebrated since 2000. This particular day aims to draw attention to these inconspicuous creatures that are currently threatened with extinction. The campaign brings information to the people and...
The fauna of Antarctica is represented by eight species of penguins. The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) published in 2012 concluded that the inhospitable continent was inhabited by nearly 600,000 emperor penguins in a total of about 46 colonies. The...
Beluga and narwhal get along amicably; sometimes they travel in the Nordic waters together. These two species of Arctic cetaceans have succeeded in breeding offspring. How this happened is a mystery. According to scientists, over the last at least...
Megafauna usually means mammoths, furry rhinos, giant sloths, and other Tertiary extinct vertebrates. But the megafauna still lives on our planet. Unlike the terrestrial and marine vertebrates, the large vertebrate of rivers and lakes was somewhat forgotten. Now scientists...
Illegal fishing and poaching is on the rise in Kenya, also due to reduced surveillance due to COVID-19. Sea turtles near Marereni, Kenya, are the most devastated. According to the Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI), poachers and illegal...
Historical records show that the Loggerheads, Hawksbills, Green, and Leatherback turtles have been nesting on sandy beaches of the West African coastline for centuries. Turtles nest mainly between July and October. The female turtle will come onto the beach...
Danish scientists propose combining two seemingly incompatible things - wind turbines as a renewable energy source and an effort to restore and grow dwindling coral reefs. According to their proposal, they literally kill two birds with one stone. How...
Aquaristic, a worldwide hobby, brings suffering to some species of aquarium fish in the form of artificial coloring of their bodies. These are invasive painful processes in which up to 80% of the fish die. Dye Injection Glassfish, a small Asian...
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has roots about 5000 years old and is still popular and on the rise in western countries. It uses all possible natural materials of plant and animal origin. Endangered animal species also apply to the...
The researchers injected brain stem cells into monkey brains. During the experiment, the monkeys' brains increased in the area of ​​reason and speech. Researchers suggest that a particular gene may be responsible for a period of rapid growth in...
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