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Image of the Day: Snacking on Snails

By Sukanya Charuchandra | June 20, 2018

Five newly identified species of snakes suck the mollusks right out of their shells.  

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Researchers find that conserving marsupials on a predator-free island dampens their avoidance behaviors, which could mean trouble for their reintroduction to mainland Australia.

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Human Cancer Drugs May Be Effective in Tasmanian Devils

By Shawna Williams | April 9, 2018

A new study reveals similarities between the transmissible cancers that infect the endangered marsupials, and hints at ways to treat them.

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Preliminary results from a USDA study reveal that imported guard dogs outperform those traditionally used in the U.S. to fend off wolves and coyotes.

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Image of the Day: Caught Red-Handed

By The Scientist Staff | January 26, 2018

Divers come upon a new population of red handfish near Tasmania.

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Organophosphates jeopardize dozens of species, a federal review finds.

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A genetic library for African rhinoceros populations has helped match illegally trafficked products to individual poached animals in more than 120 criminal cases. 

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Image of the Day: Lonesome Clam 

By The Scientist Staff | December 12, 2017

Researchers have undertaken a comprehensive study on the status of giant clams across the world. 

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Ecologists Welcome Seventh Great Ape Species into Our Family

By Katarina Zimmer | November 2, 2017

The Tapanuli orangutan has been identified as the newest species of great ape, but also likely the most endangered. 

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The dolphins and their trainers will search for the endangered porpoises and enclose them in a protected pen.

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