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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

30 Percent of Sharks, Rays and Related Species at Risk of Extinction

The first worldwide analysis of the extinction threat of all sharks and related species has just been published, and the news is sobering. Of the 1,041 known species of chondrichthyan (cartilaginous) fishessharks, rays and deep-sea chimaera (aka ghost sharks)more than 30 percent are endangered, threatened, vulnerable to extinction or near threatened.

January 21, 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

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