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Earth is teeming with an incredible variety of life, from amoebas and apes to zebras and zooplankton. Not only are there a dazzling number of species on Earth, but each of those species is made up of many individuals, each with a unique gene arrangement. Those species also come together to create distinctive communities all around the globe. This...
pacific sleeper shark
Information suggests that Pacific sleeper shark abundance is increasing. Pacific sleeper shark data was analyzed from fishery independent longline surveys in the Gulf of Alaska and the Bering Sea to determine the trend in abundance and whether any change was statistically significant. Relative population numbers of Pacific sleeper sharks captured in the NOAA Fisheries domestic sablefish longline surveys increased...
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Bald eagles (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) are a member of the Accipitridae family, which also includes hawks, kites, and old-world vultures. Scientists loosely divide eagles into four groups based on their physical characteristics and behavior. The bald eagle is a sea or fish eagle. The adults have a blackish-brown back and breast; a white head, neck, and tail; and yellow feet and...
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The Predator Conservation Network is dedicated to revealing the importance of predators and dispelling myths about these important species. Predators and Ecosystems Predators can have a stabilizing effect on an ecosystem, a characteristics of a healthy ecosystem. A modeling study by the Conservation Science Institute found that large sharks in the North Pacific Ocean create a more stable system. However, if the sharks are removed...
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Is the world on the verge of losing the majority of its animals? It might sound absurd, but it’s not as far-fetched as you might think when you consider the earth’s history.In the past 540 million years there have been five mass extinctions. A mass extinction is when more than three-quarters of the world's species become extinct in a...