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Tiger Shark Encounter Spotlights Spearfishing

Fri, 03/13/2009 - 14:30
Could a brutal fight between a spear-fisherman and a tiger shark have been prevented?
Categories: Animal News

Q and A: Fisherman Recounts Tiger Shark Battle

Fri, 03/13/2009 - 12:30
A group of spear-fishermen survive a two-hour battle with a 12-foot shark in the Gulf of Mexico.
Categories: Animal News

Great White Sharks Had Humble Beginnings

Fri, 03/13/2009 - 09:30
An ancient shark fossil suggests great whites belong to a rather mild-mannered family.
Categories: Animal News

In Arctic and Antarctic, a Species Overlap

Fri, 03/13/2009 - 06:30
Hundreds of species live in both poles despite the 8,000-mile distance. But how?
Categories: Animal News

Heavy Metal Pollution Hits Wildlife Hardest

Thu, 03/12/2009 - 09:00
Lead levels in the hair of Australian animals reveal they are at higher risk than humans.
Categories: Animal News

Tiger Stripes Used to ID Poached Pelts

Thu, 03/12/2009 - 07:15
Tiger stripe patterns are used like fingerprints to trace poached skins.
Categories: Animal News

Tapped for Bile, China's 'Moon Bears' Languish

Wed, 03/11/2009 - 09:00
An estimated 7,000-10,000 moon bears are trapped in bile farms across China.
Categories: Animal News

Shark Attacks Down in 2008 as Economy Tanks

Wed, 03/11/2009 - 07:45
People are spending less time at the beach, which may explain a dip in shark attacks.
Categories: Animal News

Walrus Can Sleep Anywhere or Barely At All

Tue, 03/10/2009 - 07:15
The walrus can sleep anywhere (even in water) and can easily forgo sleep for up to 84 hours.
Categories: Animal News

Zoo Chimp Plots Stone Throwing Attacks

Mon, 03/09/2009 - 10:00
A chimp at Swedish zoo plans stone-throwing attacks on visitors, research concludes.
Categories: Animal News

Hamster Jackets Harness Wheel-Running Power

Mon, 03/09/2009 - 08:00
Finally, the endless energy of hamsters running on their wheels is put to a useful purpose.
Categories: Animal News

Fish Fare Best at Economic Extremes

Mon, 03/09/2009 - 07:15
Coral reefs are healthiest in regions of low and high economic development, research finds.
Categories: Animal News

Rare Javan Rhinos Captured on Film

Fri, 03/06/2009 - 10:30
Newly released footage shows elusive Javan rhinos wallowing in the mud in Indonesia.
Categories: Animal News

Tropical Turtle Fossil Found in the Arctic

Fri, 03/06/2009 - 07:00
The finding of a tropical turtle in the Arctic suggests the region was once much balmier.
Categories: Animal News

Birds Facing Dire Future Under Warming

Wed, 03/04/2009 - 13:15
Three out of four bird species in Europe are facing decline under warming, research shows.
Categories: Animal News

Whale Sonar: Two Pings Are Better Than One

Wed, 03/04/2009 - 08:45
Some whales do double-duty when it comes to "seeing" their surroundings.
Categories: Animal News

Worldwide She-Male Fish Mystery Widens

Wed, 03/04/2009 - 07:30
A new class of chemicals takes part of the blame for feminized male fish.
Categories: Animal News

Chimpanzees Invent Brush-Tipped Tool

Wed, 03/04/2009 - 07:00
Chimps in central Africa use carefully crafted "paint brush" probes to haul up termites.
Categories: Animal News

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