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Sugar-laden Drinks Causing Slight Obesity Epidemic in New Zealand Birds

Sugar-laden Drinks Causing Slight Obesity Epidemic in New Zealand Birds August 26, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
In news straight out of the ‘not that surprising’ files, greedy little birds becoming progressively fatter by stealing sugar-water from their avian companions. On the New Zealand island of Tiritiri Matangi lies an example of true human conservation efforts. The island, which covers a small...

Catch a Ride, Tickle a Whale’s Tongue

Catch a Ride, Tickle a Whale’s Tongue August 4, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
The Grey Whale (a Baleen class of whale) can grow up to 52 feet long, weigh up to 36 tons, and live an average of fifty to sixty years. The big guys mostly inhabit American and Asian North Pacific waters, though one or two have been recently spotted in the Mediterranean. For a while, the Grey Whale was...

Track Your Local Shark Population – Via Text Message

Track Your Local Shark Population – Via Text Message July 30, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
They have inspired mythology, movies, and the Discovery Channel’s famous Shark Week. Carcharodon carchariai, commonly known as the great white shark can grow up to 20 feet long, weigh up to 5,000 pounds, and can live up to 30 years. They are an apex predator in Earth’s oceans, eating everything...
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