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David Hancock to Speak in Victoria

Wildlife News


David Hancock will be speaking to the Victoria Natural History Society
September 28, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Murray and Anne Fraser Building, University of Victoria

David's eagle presentation is open to the public.  He hopes to see some of his long time friends and acquaintances from the University of Victoria, where he did his biological thesis, as well as other home town friends.


Saving Eaglets in Vancouver

Global News Vancouver had a great story about the Jericho Beach eagle nest, and how David Hancock has been working with the Vancouver Park Board to help these eagles; the story originally ran the evening of Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - http://globalnews.ca/video/2953112/saving-eaglets-in-vancouver

View the story here, courtesy of Global News:


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Feds announce plans to protect colourful coral canyons off Nova Scotia coast

Wildlife NewsSeptember 27, 2016 9:43 am

The federal government says it’s protecting two colourful coral canyons off the coast of Nova Scotia.

Bubblegum coral is shown in a handout photo. In a dark corner of the Atlantic Ocean, amid a pair of steep-sided canyons far off the southwest coast of Nova Scotia, there's a welcoming home for schools of fish decorated with coral so colourful its official name is bubblegum.
The Canadian Press

The federal Fisheries Department says before the end of this year, the two canyons – Georges and Corsair – will be declared off limits to fishermen who use gear that is dragged or dumped on the seabed.

ReadMore: http://globalnews.ca/news/2966219/feds-announce-plans-to-protect-colourful-coral-canyons-off-nova-scotia-coast/
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Climate change threatening pika, but U.S. won’t offer it protection

Wildlife NewsSeptember 20, 2016 1:59 pm
By Nicole Mortillaro
National Online Journalist  Global News

For the second time in six years, the U.S. has denied protection to the pika, a species that was recently listed as being threatened due to climate change.

Climate change is threatening the tiny pika, a creature related to rabbits and hares.
Will Thompson/USGS

The pika, though it looks quite mouse-like, is a lagomorph, in the same family of rabbits and hares. They’re found throughout North America and Asia. In the U.S., the cute little critters can be found in the mountain ranges of the West, living along rocky slopes known as talus. In Canada, two of the known 29 pika species can be found in the Rockies in Alberta and British Columbia.

Read More: http://globalnews.ca/news/2951286/climate-change-threatening-pika-but-u-s-wont-offer-it-protection/
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Bald eagle found near death recovering in Ramona

Wildlife NewsDebbi BakerContact Reporter

September 26, 2016

A sickly bald eagle was found this week in Ramona. (Ali Crumpacker/The Fund for Animals Wildlife Center.)

A sickly bald eagle that was found lying on a trail in Ramona earlier this week and which may be suffering from West Nile Virus is recovering at a rescue center.

The majestic male adult bird was found lethargic and barely moving Monday night by a man hiking on a trial off Montecito Road. He wrapped the compliant eagle in a piece of clothing  and delivered him the next morning to The Fund for Animals Wildlife Center, said Director Ali Crumpacker.

Read More: http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/whats-now/sd-me-bald-eagle-recovering-20160922-story.html
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Melatonin, Internal Clock Keep Fish Humming at Night

Wildlife NewsSep 22, 2016 05:50 PM ET

Researchers learn the secret to the nocturnal songs of the plainfin midshipman fish.

Melatonin, the same hormone that helps humans sleep and combat jet lag, teams with circadian rhythm to control the nocturnal mating song of male plainfin midshipman fish, a new study out of Cornell University finds.

Read More: http://www.seeker.com/melatonin-internal-clock-keep-fish-humming-at-night-2012930579.html
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'World's saddest' polar bear offered new home in UK

Wildlife NewsPress Association
Monday 19 September 2016 13.50 EDT

Pizza the polar bear in the Grandview Aquarium, in Guangzhou, China. Photograph: VCG via Getty Images

A polar bear dubbed the “world’s saddest” because of its cramped living conditions in a Chinese shopping centre has been offered a new home at a UK wildlife park, an animal welfare charity has said.

The Yorkshire Wildlife Park, in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, has made an offer to remove Pizza the polar bear from the Grandview Aquarium, in Guangzhou, Animals Asia said.

Read More: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/sep/19/worlds-saddest-polar-bear-offered-new-home-in-uk
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2 Alberta parks so damaged they’re becoming unable to protect grizzly bears: study

Wildlife NewsBy Bob Weber The Canadian Press

Grizzly bears are listed as a threatened species in Alberta.
Photo Credit: Mark Bradley

Research suggests two parks proposed for the southwestern corner of Alberta are already so heavily used they’re becoming useless to the grizzly bears they are supposed to protect.

Read More: http://globalnews.ca/news/2957785/2-alberta-parks-so-damaged-theyre-becoming-unable-to-protect-grizzly-bears-study/
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Mighty Max the Eagle's Imminent Release

Wildlife NewsNews of Mighty Max's imminent release. Mighty Max is a rescued eagle who may have had West Nile virus. He is now recovered and will be released soon.

Read Article Here: http://927thevan.com/news/articles/2016/sep/22/bald-eagle-to-spread-his-wings/

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