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Photo Friday: The sounding stone on the Parana River

Photo Friday: The sounding stone on the Parana River

The Itaipú Dam is a hydroelectric power generation facility on the border between Brazil and Paraguay, on the Parana River. The name means “the sounding stone” in Guarani, an indigenous language in South America and one of the official languages in Paraguay.

November 8, 2013 — Melissa C. Lott

Deforestation Threatens Newly Identified Bird in Brazil

Discovering a new species isn't always as easy as saying “Look, there’s a new species!” In the case of a rare bird recently identified in Brazil, it took about 20 years for scientists to gather enough evidence to classify it as a new species.

September 29, 2014 — John R. Platt
Sunday Species Snapshot: Daggernose Shark

Sunday Species Snapshot: Daggernose Shark

These small sharks pose no threats to humans. The opposite, however, cannot be said. Species name: Daggernose shark (Isogomphodon oxyrhynchus).

December 1, 2013 — John R. Platt

Weekend Species Snapshot: Spix’s Macaw

You or your kids may have seen the fabulous blue macaw in the movie “Rio” or the just-released “Rio 2.” Unfortunately, more people have seen these movies than will ever see the birds in real life.

April 12, 2014 — John R. Platt
Lion Tamarins versus Climate Change

Lion Tamarins versus Climate Change

Ecologically speaking, humans maintain a pretty broad niche. We can adapt to live just about anywhere. Most other species aren’t that lucky.

February 10, 2014 — John R. Platt

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