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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.
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.
September 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.
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.
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.
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.