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10 Amazing Slow-Motion Animal Videos

9/13/2011 // By Anne Cissel

Wildlife sightings are often fleeting, leaving you wishing for more. If only there was a way to slow down time, to fully take in the majesty of the moment. Thank goodness for YouTube! (Never thought I’d say that.) We’ve scoured …

This is cute, but admit it--it's also really weird-looking. (flickr | Jim Bahn)

Top 5 Real Sea Serpents. Sort of.

8/5/2011 // By Max Greenberg

Shark Week? Not bad, not bad. I myself am a lifelong fan of the ecologically vital and ridiculously cool cartilaginous fish that terrorized Amity Island and Crocosaurus alike. I give sharks a 10. But for a truly unique maritime experience, …

Ways You and the Kids Can Celebrate Shark Week

7/29/2011 // By Danielle Brigida

We wanted to take a few moments to honor the stars of Shark Week, the amazing creatures that play vital roles within their ecosystem. You may fear them, but we need to be a lot more afraid of losing sharks …

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Hard Rock Music Soothes the Savage Beast

6/3/2011 // By Mekell Mikell

Even sharks like to rock out from time to time. An Australian tour boat operator says great white sharks have a fondness for music as agressive as they are. The animals like songs by Aussie hard rock band AC/DC, especially If You …

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The Amazing Lives of Leaping Wildlife

3/16/2011 // By Kevin Coyle

Staying with the 2011 National Wildlife Week theme of “wildlife that move us,” we are looking today at wildlife that engage in jumping, leaping and hopping or otherwise use bursts of energy to propel themselves into the air.  Of the many ways that …

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Experts Fear Displacement of Sharks May Send Shockwaves Through the Gulf

2/4/2011 // By Jon Brett

The Gulf oil disaster wreaked havoc on a vast array of species that inhabit the region’s rich waters and coastal ecosystems. While there has been a great deal of focus on birds, turtles, marine mammals and seafood, the already threatened shark populations …

Photo by Forrest Brem and Public Library of Science via Wikimedia Commons.

5 Mass Wildlife Deaths to Really be Worried About

1/11/2011 // By David Mizejewski

In the last week, we heard news report after news report of mass wildlife die-off events, making it seem like the Apocalypse was drawing near. Birds dropped out of the sky, dead fish covered miles of the surface of rivers …

Protecting our “Blue Heart”: Talking with Sylvia Earle about Whale Sharks, Sargassum, Oil and Oceans

12/29/2010 // By Bob Serata

Movie and TV stars don’t do it for us. But when my wife Belinda and I met Dr. Sylvia Earle as she came ashore from a dive boat, walking the narrow deck in her wet suit, still dripping, still smiling, …

NWF Finds Marine Life Struggling In Oil Slick Off Florida

6/19/2010 // By Miles Grant

The front page of Pensacola’s newspaper today proudly proclaims the beaches of Perdido Key have been declared safe because there’s no oil slick within 100 yards of shore. But 20 miles southeast of the Florida city, a National Wildlife Federation-chartered …

United Nations Rejects Shark Protections

3/24/2010 // By germanom

As an addition to previous decisions regarding coral, Atlantic bluefin tuna, polar bears and tigers, the UN Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) on Tuesday voted down three out of four proposals to …

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