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Giant Otters Damned by Giant Hydroelectric Dams

Giant Otters Damned by Giant Hydroelectric Dams

Mathematically speaking, the creation of the massive Balbina Hydroelectric Dam in Brazil should have been a boon to the giant river otters (Pteronura brasiliensis) that live in the area.

April 29, 2014 — John R. Platt

Butt-Breathing Turtle Now Critically Endangered

Few reptiles can breathe underwater. Australia is home to one of the exceptions, the white-throated snapping turtle (Elseya albagula), which can extract oxygen from water through its backside via a process called cloacal respiration.

December 12, 2014 — John R. Platt