June roundup: Conservation and nature stories that caught our eye this month

Beaver (Photo by Makedocreative/Wikimedia Commons)

Beaver (Photo by Makedocreative/Wikimedia Commons)

June 29, 2017 | by Adam Hunter

Every day, countless inspiring and informative stories are published about conservation successes or discoveries in nature and wildlife around the world. Here are some that caught our attention in June 2017:

The old and the faceless

During a research expedition in the depths of a large abyss off the eastern coast of Australia, scientists observed a faceless fish species that was last seen in 1873.

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Taking a “tern” for the worse

Researchers have discovered that sooty terns often migrate through hurricanes and tropical storms.

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No-fly zone

Researchers recently discovered that the genes of the flightless cormorant species are different from every other cormorant.

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Kiss of death

According to a recent Australian study, the tubelip wrasse fish uses its protruding, fleshy and slimy lips to help it feed on stinging coral.

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Leave it to beavers

An English scientist believes that beavers should be reintroduced to England to prevent floods, clean up farm pollution and reduce soil loss.

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Life in the slow lane

Miss C, the oldest known sloth in the world, passed away at the ripe old age of 43.

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Leading a balanced life

An aspiring wildlife filmmaker captured footage of a seagull balancing on top of another seagull — its way of showing that it wants to mate.

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Plastic is the new kale

Scientists in England and Spain recently discovered that greater wax moth larvae can digest a key component of many plastics.

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Whale growth spurt

Researchers claim that they may have evidence of how whales evolved over time to become such large animals.  

Enlarge the story here >

Resilient reefs

Results of a study, which show a microscopic view of coral skeletons forming, indicate that coral could be better able to deal with increasingly acidic marine environments than once believed.

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Adam Hunter was the editorial coordinator at the Nature Conservancy of Canada.

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