Arkive has compiled some of the biggest and most interesting headlines from this week. Enjoy!
The following articles were originally published on Monday, January 26, 2015
Palm oil may be single most immediate threat to the greatest number of species
Palm oil production drives the conversion of ecosystems such as rainforest and peatlands into plantations which reduces biological diversity. Many species in South East Asia are affected by palm oil production such as the charismatic orangutan.
Giant pandas don’t know their own faces
Apparently, giant pandas do not recognize themselves in a mirror. When confronted with their own image they reacted by showing defensive behavior.
The following articles were originally published on Tuesday, January 27, 2015.
How Ebola is killing the world’s ape population and what we can do to stop it
President Obama Protects Untouched Marine Wilderness in Alaska
President Obama has declared 9.8 million acres in the wateroff of Alaska’s coast as off-limits to consideration for future oil and gas leasing. These waters are home to bowhead whales, walruses, and bearded seals.
The following articles were originally published on Wednesday, January 28.
Rare Sierra Nevada Red Fox Sighted In Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National park officials spotted a Sierra Nevada red fox in the park for the first time in almost 100 years. This subspecies of the red fox is extremely rare with less than 50 individuals believed to be in existence.
With local help, hawksbill sea turtles make a comeback in Nicaragua
Hawksbill turtles have shown a 200 percent increase from 154 nests to 468 nests in the last 14 years. Poaching rates in Nicaragua’s Pearl Cays have decreased by more than 80 percent.
The following articles were originally published on Thursday, January 29 .
Scientists discover that fish larvae make sounds
Researchers found that the larvae of grey snapper produce sound though at this time it is unclear as to the purpose of these sounds. Snapper are a large diverse group that includes the vibrantly colored five-lined snapper.
Mysterious megamouth shark washes ashore in the Philippines
A 15 foot adult male megamouth shark washed up on the shores of Barangay Marigondon in the Philippines on Wednesday. There are only 64 confirmed sightings of this mysterious and elusive shark.
Enjoy your weekend!
William Lazaro, Arkive Social Media Intern, Wildscreen USA