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Sunday Species Snapshot: Jackass Penguin

Sunday Species Snapshot: Jackass Penguin

These popular penguins have faced a lot of threats in recent years that have put them on a dangerous path. Species name: African penguin (Spheniscus demersus), a.k.a.

November 17, 2013 — John R. Platt

Blue-Footed Boobies Have Stopped Breeding, But Why?

One of the most delightful bird species of the Galápagos has almost completely stopped breeding there. According to a new study published this week in the journal Avian Conservation and Ecology, blue-footed boobies (Sula nebouxii) have seen a population drop of more than 50 percent over the past two decades.

April 23, 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