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Snorkelling grandmothers uncover large population of venomous sea snakes in Noumea

Womens photography of greater sea snake, once believed to be an anomaly in the Baie des Citrons, help scientists understand the ecosystem A group of snorkelling grandmothers who swim up to 3km five days a week have uncovered a large population of venomous sea snakes in a bay in Noumea where scientists once believed they were rare. Dr Claire Goiran from the University of New Caledonia and Professor Rick Shine from Australias Macquarie University were studying a small harmless species known as the turtleheaded sea snake located in the Baie…

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From bears to hippos: the expert guide to surviving killer beasts

Former soldier and explorer Levison Wood runs through how to endure or avoid confrontation with some of natures most dangerous animals When Andi Bauer, a German student hiking in Romania, was attacked by a bear, his girlfriend Lara Booth yelled punch it in the eye! (Lara is British, obviously). He did, the bear stopped attacking and Andi was helicoptered to hospital where rods were screwed into his broken leg. He survived, but was punching back the right thing to do? If youre being mauled by a bear, youve got to…

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Lost dog rescued from an abandoned mine shaft turns out to be a total superstar

There are two types of “lost pet” stories: The happy ones, where good Samaritans give a helping hand and everything is currently working in the end, and the unhappy ones, which we don’t talk about . Well. Here we are, talking. I’ll let Portia Scovern, the non-canine hero of this story, explain( via her Facebook post ): We rescued a doggy from an abandoned mine rod outside Fairplay/ Southpark, Colorado !! She is not reported missing at any veterinarian or police station and she is not microchipped..She is underweight and…

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World’s deepest lake crippled by putrid algae, poaching and pollution

Lake Baikal in Siberia comprises one fifth of the worlds unfrozen fresh water, but its precious fish stocks are disappearing Lake Baikal is undergoing its gravest crisis in recent history, experts say, as the government bans the seize of a signature fish that has lived in the world’s deepest lagoon for centuries but is now under threat. Holding one-fifth of the world’s unfrozen fresh water, Baikal in Russia’s Siberia is a natural wonder of” exceptional value to evolutionary science” meriting its index as a world heritage site by Unesco. Baikal’s…

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