Friday, August 23, 2013

Friday Roundup: This Week's Wildlife Links (August 23, 2013)

New mammal species in South America, here and here (thanks Alyssa)

A summary of ongoing Pinesnake research in New Jersey.

Shark Week Controversy:

Does film fakery hurt conservation?
Discovery's non-pology about the Megalodon "documentary".
Finally, an overview by David Shiffman.

More shark news: a new species of hammerhead from South Carolina has been described.

Awesome photos of Serengeti lions.

Is there hope for tigers given the way we use the land?

Speaking of sharing the land, living alongside Grizzlies in Alberta.

Critically endangered eel conservation in the UK.

Everything you ever wanted to know about tapir attacks.

Which snakes should represent each of the States?

Rare shots of weasels taken with video camera traps.

Chinese Alligator genome sequenced.

Why do mosquitoes like me and not you? Hard to say.

Sweden men warned of testicle-eating fish. Oh, that scientist you quoted was just joking?

More bizarre news: Boy gets cut in German lake. German zoologists examine bite and claim it is from an Alligator Snapping Turtle, a species that does not occur in Germany. No turtle was observed. So they drain the lake looking for this mystery turtle?!

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