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  • Rare, mummified Ice Age wolf pup and caribou dug up in Canada

    09/16/2018 12:08:39 PM PDT · by ETL · 15 replies ^ | Sept 16, 2018 | Christopher Carbone
    Two stunningly preserved ice age mammals were unearthed by gold miners in northwest Canada and unveiled in a ceremony on Thursday. A wolf pup and a caribou calf were found by the miners in the Yukon territory in 2016 in the area's melting permaforst. It's exceedlingly rare for fur, skin and muscle tissues to be preserved in the fossil record, but all three are present on these specimens, which have radiocarbon-dated to more than 50,000 years old, reports the Guardian. The wolf pup is reportedly preserved in its entirety, including exceptional details of the head, tail, paws, skin and hair,...
  • Large Cat Sightings Continue In Monroe, Sumner Counties(suburban Nashville)

    09/13/2018 9:49:25 PM PDT · by wardaddy · 40 replies
    News channel 5 ^ | 9/12-15/18 | Conte
    WESTMORELAND, Tenn. - A string of mountain lion sightings across this area have left some residents on edge and now another sighting of the incredibly large cat has been caught on a trail camera. Eric Flitcroft owns about 70 acres of land on the edge of Macon and Sumner Counties. One of Eric’s friends uses some of the land to hunt and has a trail camera setup in the woods that is motion activated. Last week, Eric was looking through still images on the camera when in between images of deer and bobcats he spotted what wildlife official believe could...
  • The Lore Of Bigfoot Lives On At North Carolina Bigfoot Festival

    09/09/2018 12:35:37 PM PDT · by sodpoodle · 31 replies
    NPR ^ | 9/9/2018 | David Ford
    Festival organizer John Bruner has led the Bigfoot 911 explorer team for years here. He says they used the juice about a year ago and finally hit pay dirt. "We were doing an expedition and I had one cross the forest service road about 30 yards from where I was at, and I got a really good look at it," Bruner says. "I've been hunting Bigfoot for 40 years and doing research — and it was just totally exhilarating for me. ... I finally got to see one after all I've went through and all the time I've spent in...
  • Scientists want to clone this extinct, frozen prehistoric horse

    09/06/2018 11:25:20 AM PDT · by ETL · 21 replies ^ | Sept 6, 2018 | James Rogers
    Scientists are analyzing the perfectly preserved remains of a prehistoric horse in a bid to clone the now-extinct animal. Recently discovered in permafrost in the Siberian region of Yakutia, the skin, hair, hooves and tail of the carcass are all preserved. The remains are estimated to be 30,000 to 40,000 years old. Experts believe that the foal was about 2 months old when it died. Semyon Grigoryev, head of the Mammoth Museum in the regional capital of Yakutsk, was surprised to see the perfect state of the find. He noted it's the best-preserved ancient foal found to date. The Siberian...
  • 'Vegetarian' shark discovery: First omnivorous species of sea predator stuns scientists

    09/06/2018 12:11:25 PM PDT · by ETL · 22 replies ^ | Sept 5, 2018 | James Rogers
    The shark, the smallest member of the hammerhead family, was studied by experts from the University of California Irvine and Florida International University. Their findings are published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B. The bonnethead was once thought to be solely carnivorous, with a diet of small fish, crabs, shrimp and mollusks. Scientists, however, have found that in areas where seagrass is abundant, the shark has plenty of greens in its diet. Nonetheless, it was unclear how effective the sharks were at actually digesting the seagrass nutrients. To find the answer, captive bonnetheads were fed a largely seagrass-based diet....
  • Scientists discover the world's first known omnivorous shark [tr]

    09/05/2018 8:48:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 5, 2018 | Victoria Allen
    Scientists have identified the first species of shark that is not solely carnivorous. The bonnethead shark, a smaller relative of the hammerhead, has been found to digest vast amounts of seagrass as well as meat. The shark was long thought to be a strict carnivore that occasionally ingested greens by accident, passing them through the gut without processing them properly. But in tests they proved better at digesting vegetable matter than a panda and almost as good as sea turtles, suggesting plants are a key part of their diet.
  • New Species of Pygmy Seahorse Discovered: Hippocampus japapigu

    08/29/2018 6:24:28 AM PDT · by ETL · 50 replies ^ | Aug 27, 2018 | Natali Anderson
    Seahorses are a group (genus Hippocampus) of small fish belonging to the family Syngnathidae, which also includes pipefish and sea dragons. These creatures are named for the shape of their head, which looks like the head of a horse.They are found in shallow tropical and temperate waters throughout the world.Unlike most other fish, seahorses are monogamous and mate for life. Pygmy seahorses of the genus Hippocampus are diminutive in size (0.5-1 inch, or 1.36-2.6 cm, long).They live in close association with octocorals, colonial hydrozoans, bryozoans, seagrass and algae.They are morphologically distinct from the more numerous and larger species (0.9-14 inches,...
  • Is the Plank Road Panther prowling west of Elgin again?

    08/20/2018 7:52:30 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 22 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8 aug 2018 | Dave Gathman
    On March 21 Mary Jo Schnell was at Burnidge Forest Preserve along Coombs Road when she found a string of paw prints 3 inches wide... The Elgin-area reports started at Thanksgiving time in 2008. Deer hunter Pat Crawford had set up a motion-activated trail camera in the back woods of Charles MacArthur's tree nursery along Plank Road west of Route 20. When he checked the film, he discovered one smudgy, underexposed picture of a beefy, catlike animal. Another caller said he had been driving to work and had seen the corpse of a large brown animal along Route 47 on...
  • Todd Standing Sasquatch Images

    08/15/2018 11:19:15 PM PDT · by waterhill · 29 replies
    Coast to Coast ^ | 8-16-2018 | Todd Standing
    Todd Standing shares Sasquatch photos related to his 8-15-18 show appearance

    07/30/2018 7:06:41 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 48 replies ^ | 15th September 2016 | BRITTANY VONOW
    The moment that three monster-like humps rise out of the waters of Loch Ness has been captured on film by amateur photographer Ian Bremner - adding fuel to the fire that the monster really does exist.
  • Scientists Find Lemmings Die as Dinners, Not Suicides

    10/31/2003 5:45:48 AM PST · by OESY · 15 replies · 1,175+ views
    New York Times ^ | October 31, 2003 | CAROL KAESUK YOON
    For centuries, people have puzzled over lemmings, the northern rodents whose populations surge and crash so quickly and so regularly that they inspired an enduring myth: that lemmings commit mass suicide when their numbers grow too large, eagerly pitching themselves off cliffs to their death in a foamy sea. Scientists debunked that notion decades ago. But they have never been certain what causes the rapid boom-and-bust cycles that gave rise to it. Now, in a study of collared lemmings in Greenland, being published today in the journal Science, a team of European researchers report that the reason has nothing to...
  • Mystery extinct ape discovered in ancient Chinese imperial tomb

    06/23/2018 4:26:57 PM PDT · by BBell · 33 replies ^ | 6/22/18 | Mark Molloy
    An entirely new species of ape has been discovered buried in an ancient tomb in central China. The remains of the now-extinct gibbon, which researchers have named Junzi imperialis, were found in a burial chamber in Shaanxi Province that dates back around 2,300 years. Researchers believe it may be the first ape species to have perished as a direct result of human activities such as hunting. “All of the world’s apes - chimpanzees, gorillas, orangutans and gibbons - are threatened with extinction today due to human activities, but no ape species were thought to have become extinct as a result...
  • Panther attacks and later kills a cat right on the front porch in South Florida

    06/03/2018 2:00:12 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 66 replies
    Liveleak ^ | 6/3/18 | liveleak
    This house is located in a woody area outside of the city of Naples, where lots of wild animals walk around, like bears and panthers. Keep your pets safe if you live in an area like this!Video here. Action ends at 0:30.
  • Sweeping gene survey reveals new facets of evolution

    05/29/2018 6:31:56 PM PDT · by CondorFlight · 77 replies ^ | May 28, 2018 | Marlowe Hood
    Who would have suspected that a handheld genetic test used to unmask sushi bars pawning off tilapia for tuna could deliver deep insights into evolution, including how new species emerge? ------- The study's most startling result, perhaps, is that nine out of 10 species on Earth today, including humans, came into being 100,000 to 200,000 years ago. "This conclusion is very surprising, and I fought against it as hard as I could," Thaler told AFP.
  • Mammoth Discoveries on No. Norfolk Coast ‘Could Be Bigger Than the Legend of the Loch Ness Monster’

    05/14/2017 11:05:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Eastern Daily Press ^ | 15 May 2017 | Ally McGilvray
    Mammoth discoveries on the North Norfolk coast could be bigger than the legend of the Loch Ness Monster, if marketed properly, according to a local tourism operator. Louise O’Shea, who runs the Beach Cafe in West Runton, spoke out after North Norfolk District Council missed out on £2 million from the Coastal Community Fund to rebrand a stretch of coastline, between Weybourne and Sea Palling, the Deep History Coast. She explained that the mystery of Nessie attracts around one million visitors to the shores of Loch Ness, in the Scottish Highlands, every year and is estimated to be worth around...
  • Scientists plan DNA hunt for Loch Ness monster next month

    05/23/2018 1:13:46 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 35 replies ^ | 05/23/2018 | (Reporting by Ana de Liz; editing by Stephen Addison
    LONDON (Reuters) - A global team of scientists plans to scour the icy depths of Loch Ness next month using environmental DNA (eDNA) in an experiment that may discover whether Scotland’s fabled monster really does, or did, exist. The use of eDNA sampling is already well established as a tool for monitoring marine life like whales and sharks. Whenever a creature moves through its environment, it leaves behind tiny fragments of DNA from skin, scales, feathers, fur, faeces and urine. “This DNA can be captured, sequenced and then used to identify that creature by comparing the sequence obtained to large...
  • Loch Ness Monster FOUND? Mystery ‘sea creature’ spotted in freezing lake

    01/04/2018 1:44:27 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    Daily Star ^ | 29th December 2017 | Rachel O'Donoghue
    THE Loch Ness Monster may have been found – but a little far from home.Footage captured the moment what appears to be a huge sea creature in the Great Prespa Lake – a massive body of water shared by Albania, Greece and Macedonia. The viral video shows “Nessie” poking its long neck out of the water before ducking back down. Many viewers have been wondering whether the mythical beast has gone on holiday away from its usual home in Scotland’s Loch Ness. And it could even be a trip it’s made before as a similar giant sea creature was spotted...
  • Loch Ness Monster redux? 'Dinosaur-like-creature' reportedly spotted in North Carolina lake

    07/13/2017 5:59:48 PM PDT · by ETL · 57 replies ^ | July 13, 2017
    A 35-year-old man from Mecklenburg County, North Carolina has reportedly spotted a "dinosaur-like, creature in a man-made lake. The man, who wished to remain anonymous, reported his findings to, a website that reports on strange occurences. “I was on a boat with my friends,” the man told the website. “We where near the lakes main channel when we saw something splashing around in the water.” While boating on the man-made Lake Norman, the man, along with several of his friends spotted the creature, describing it as “splashing around in the water." He noted it was around 10-feet-long and reminded...
  • Fisherman land gargantuan 12-foot oarfish

    05/26/2018 11:10:13 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 31 replies
    upi ^ | May 25, 2018 | Ben Hooper
    A group of Vietnamese fishermen said they were surprised when their nets snared a massive oarfish measuring more than 12 feet long. Xuan Quy and Thanh Hoa said they were out fishing with a friend Tuesday off the coast of Thanh Hoa Province when they pulled in their nets and discovered they had ensnared an oarfish measuring about 12 feet, 9 inches long. The fishermen said it was the first time they have caught an oarfish. They said it is rare to encounter oarfish because they generally live in deeper waters than their fishing nets can reach.
  • Strange wolf-like animal killed in Montana puzzles wildlife officials

    05/26/2018 6:43:37 PM PDT · by ETL · 121 replies ^ | May 25, 2018 | Robert Gearty
    A large wolf-like animal shot and killed in Montana has wildlife officials and social media wondering what it was. A rancher shot the gray-haired beast on May 16 when it ventured too close to his livestock in Denton. The rancher reported that he killed a wolf but wolf specialists looked at photos of the animal and doubted it was a purebred wolf, ABCFoxMontana reported. “The canine teeth were too shot, the front paws too small and claws on the front paw were too long,” Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks spokesman Bruce Auchly said in a news release Thursday. “Nevertheless, social...