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Giant squid eyes are huge, farsighted, and well-adapted to detecting predators (flickr | Jonathan Lampron)

Giant Squid Eyeballs are Crucial in Arms Race vs. Sonar-Equipped Sperm Whales

3/21/2012 // By Max Greenberg

Long fodder for maritime myth and pulp horror, the giant squid must be the most famous animal we still don’t understand very well, from its mating habits to the fundamental question of how many species it comprises. Now, though, we […] Read more >

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 […] Read more >

NWF Scientist Returns to the Gulf

7/21/2010 // By Miles Grant

Dr. Doug Inkley, the National Wildlife Federation’s senior scientist, has returned to the Gulf Coast. It’s his third trip since the BP oil disaster began more than three months ago. Doug is quoted in this week’s Rolling Stone cover story […] Read more >

Breaking: Dead Sperm Whale Found In Gulf

6/16/2010 // By Miles Grant

Scientists have found a dead sperm whale 77 miles south of the Deepwater Horizon disaster site: It is the first dead whale spotted since BP’s rig exploded on April 20. The whale was not found in oiled waters, but scientists […] Read more >

Big Oil Meets Big Nature in Louisiana

5/3/2010 // By Larry Schweiger

By Larry J. Schweiger I write this from Venice, Louisiana, a few days after the explosion at British Petroleum’s (BP) Deepwater Horizon oil rig set off a massive oil spill in the Gulf. Looking at the scale of the ecological […] Read more >