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18Jan 16
African Lions Granted Endangered Status

African lions granted endangered status

Lions are now protected in the United States under the Endangered Species Act. One subspecies will be listed as "endangered" and another as "threatened." These lions live in Africa and India. This decision…

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12Jan 16

Do sharks have social lives?

We usually think of sharks as dangerous predators. But Dr. Culum Brown of Australia hopes to help people find them fascinating. For the past four years, Brown has studied the social…

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Mosquito News

NYT > Mosquitoes

A new study hints that plants like catnip and silver vine may also protect your feline friend from mosquitoes.
Author: Katherine J. Wu
Posted: January 20, 2021, 7:00 pm
A study in Mali suggests that malaria parasites hide out during the dry season by altering the properties of red blood cells.
Author: Donald G. McNeil Jr.
Posted: November 2, 2020, 2:22 pm
There are more options for handling mosquitoes than simply drenching yourself in a smelly DEET-based repellent. Here’s what the experts recommend.
Author: Doug Mahoney
Posted: August 28, 2020, 12:00 pm
The E.P.A. has approved nootkatone, which is found in cedars and grapefruit. It repels ticks, mosquitoes and other dangerous bugs for hours, but is safe enough to eat.
Author: Donald G. McNeil Jr.
Posted: August 12, 2020, 12:33 am

Video: American Alligators on Attack

Source: NOAA National Estuarine Research Reserve System

Learn more about the American Alligator and how it affects Louisiana.

Web Resources

OCEARCH Shark Tweets

Lions: Interactive Range Map

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