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Archive for March, 2014


   Mar 31

Tortoise Power and Energy Infrastructure Fund, Inc. Provides Section 19(a) Notice

By Herp News This notice provides stockholders of Tortoise Power and Energy Infrastructure Fund, Inc. with information regarding the distribution paid on March 31, 2014 and cumulati Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (37) Rep-Cal SRP00300 Herptivite Multivitamin and Mineral Powder Reptile/Amphibian Supplement, 3.3-Ounce by Rep-Cal (37) Buy new: $12.68 $11.52 6 […]

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   Mar 31

Tortoise Power and Energy Infrastructure Fund, Inc. Provides Section 19(a) Notice

By Herp News This notice provides stockholders of Tortoise Power and Energy Infrastructure Fund, Inc. with information regarding the distribution paid on March 31, 2014 and cumulati Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (773) Exo Terra Heat-Glo Infrared Spot Lamp, 75-Watt/120-Volt by Exo Terra (773) Buy new: $12.99 $6.95 14 used & […]

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   Mar 31

Herp News Roundup: Reptiles not welcome at new 49ers stadium

You may love them, but your reptiles aren’t welcome at 49ers football games. Read more… Herpetologist Natalia Rossi talks about crocodiles in southeastern Cuba as part of a celebration of the contributions of women to the practice of conservation. Read more… The New York Times takes a look at rattlesnake “round-ups” and gassing… probably more […]

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   Mar 31

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By Herp News Vietnam saved 431,000 kWh of electricity during last weekend's Earth Hour campaign, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported. For one hour from 8.30pm to 9.30pm on March 29, Vietnamese from cities and provinces across the country joined the rest of the world in switching off non-essential lights as a symbol for their commitment […]

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   Mar 30

Snakes, lizards and more on display at Northeast Reptile Expo

By Herp News Posted March 30, 2014, at 5:27 p.m. Kate Anderson of Concord, New Hampshire, laughs as Bruce, a ball python, slithers around her ball cap at the start of the Northeast Reptile Expo on Sunday at the Cross Insurance Center. Kate and her husband, Josh, own WTF Reptiles in New Hampshire. Go to […]

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   Mar 30

Man pleads guilty in sea turtle egg case

By Herp News Kenneth Cornelius Coleman of Riviera Beach, who is 52 years old, has pleaded guilty to egg poaching after sea turtle nests were found to be disturbed in Juno Beach. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (29) BYB Ceramic Infrared Heat Emitter Brooder Coop Reptile Pet Super Wide Heating Area […]

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   Mar 30

Turtle found abandoned on beach

By Herp News A turtle which only lives in freshwater in America has been discovered on a beach in Hampshire. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (363) Simple Deluxe Clamp Lamp Light UL Listed with 8.5 Inch Aluminum Reflector 150 Watt 6 Foot Power Cord by Simple Deluxe (365) Buy new: $9.99 […]

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   Mar 30

Reptile Gardens opens for its 77th season

By Herp News The home to a number of slithering serpents and all kinds of creepy crawlies currently holds the world record for the most reptile species under one roof. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (49) Snake Hook, Copperhead Series™ for Catching, Controlling, or Moving Snakes, Stainless Steel & Copper, Field […]

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   Mar 30

Frankie Tortoise Tails – Spring Green

Frankie has a new best friend. I am not the new best friend because I moved him to Mobile. Up to this point Frankie is not happy about being in Mobile. It is going to get better. Yesterday it got a bit better. I’m back in Frankie’s Top Five Friend List as I did introduce […]

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   Mar 29

PlanetShoes.com Now Carrying Lizard Shoes

By Herp News Lifestyle retailer PlanetShoes.com expands their ever-growing line of outdoor footwear to include Lizard shoes. (PRWeb March 29, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/03/prweb11684624.htm Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (122) K&H Pet Products Thermo-Peep Heated Pad Tan 9" x 12" 25W by K&H Pet Products (122) Buy new: […]

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   Mar 28

Herp Video of the Week: Boa Constrictor photo compilation!

Check out our Herp Video of the Week, submitted by kingsnake.com user boa2cobras. Submit your own reptile and amphibian videos at http://www.kingsnake.com/video/, and you could see them featured here! …read more Read more here: King Snake  (1599) Zoo Med ReptiTherm Under Tank Heater, 30-40 Gallon by Zoo Med (1599) Buy new: $17.27 42 used & […]

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   Mar 28

Why Supply Chain Leaders Should Aspire to be a Tortoise not a Hare

By Herp News   Remember the Aesop Fable, The Tortoise and the Hare? It is one of my favorites. Based upon my research, I think that it needs to be retold over and over again. It should be especially relevant for supply chain leaders. Why? I have been studying corporate balance sheet data for the […]

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   Mar 27

Columbian boy discovers new frog species in swimming pool

Did you ever find anything cool when you were a kid? How about discovering an entirely new species in a swimming pool? From National Geographic: The 1.5-inch-long (4-centimeter-long) frog “is rather strange-looking—it’s quite fat with short legs and bright orange spots on its sides,” said Luis German Naranjo, WWF Colombia‘s conservation director. Naranjo and a […]

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   Mar 27

Kala: the face of tigers in peril

By Herp News In 1864, Walter Campbell was an officer in the British Army, stationed in India when he penned these words in his journal: “Never attack a tiger on foot—if you can help it. There are cases in which you must do so. Then face him like a Briton, and kill him if you […]

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   Mar 26

Scientists reunite turtle fossils found at least 160 years apart (+video)

By Herp News An amateur paleontologist discovered part of a limb bone of a huge sea turtle that lived some 70 million years ago. The other part of the same bone was first described in 1849. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (49) Snake Hook, Copperhead Series™ for Catching, Controlling, or Moving […]

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   Mar 26

Did you hear the one about the man who builds snake robots for a living?

This physicist doesn’t just spend his days working with sidewinder rattlesnakes, but he makes robots of them, too. From Popular Science: Daniel Goldman spends his days working with venomous rattlesnakes, baby sea turtles, and a dozen other types of animals. But he isn’t a zookeeper, or even a biologist. He’s a physicist, studying locomotion at […]

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   Mar 25

Scientists reunite turtle fossils found at least 160 years apart

By Herp News An amateur paleontologist discovered part of a limb bone of a huge sea turtle that lived some 70 million years ago. The other part of the same bone was first described in 1849. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (166) K&H Pet Products Small Animal Heated Pad Deluxe Replacement […]

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   Mar 25

Europe approves vet drug that killed off almost all of Asia’s vultures

By Herp News When Europeans first arrived in North America, they exterminated three to five billion passenger pigeons (Ectopistes migratorius) in the short span of a century through a combination of habitat destruction and hunting. In 1914, the last living passenger pigeon perished at the Cincinnati Zoo. Despite the staggering scale of this extinction event, […]

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   Mar 25

Paleontologists assemble giant turtle bone from fossil discoveries made centuries apart

By Herp News A broken fossil turtle bone discovered by an amateur paleontologist in 2012 turned out to be the missing half of a bone first described in 1849. The surprising puzzle discovery has led paleontologists to revise conventional wisdom of how long fossils can survive exposed to surface conditions. It also provides insight into […]

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   Mar 25

Two Parts Of Same Sea Turtle Fossil Found 160 Years Apart

By Herp News [ Watch the Video: Two Turtle Bones Reunited After 160 Years ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Against insurmountable odds and after more than 160 years, an ancient sea turtle has finally been reunited – with itself. Fossil evidence of the massive turtle Atlantochelys mortoni was first discovered in […]

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   Mar 25

Two halves of the same sea turtle fossil discovered 160 years apart

By Herp News Brooks Hays March 25 (UPI) — The two halves of a sea turtle humerus, their discoveries separated by almost two centuries, fit perfectly together. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (212) Repashy Crested Gecko MRP Diet – Food – All Sizes 8 Oz (1/2 lb) JAR by Repashy (212) […]

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   Mar 25

Turtle car points to the future

By Herp News Thermoplastic exoskeleton could revolutionise car design.         Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (166) K&H Pet Products Small Animal Heated Pad Deluxe Replacement Cover Gray 9" x 12" (Heated Pad Sold Separately) by K&H Pet Products (166) Buy new: $6.36 12 used & new from $6.36 […]

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   Mar 25

Man finds ancient sea giant

By Herp News Now that paleontologists have assembled a complete humerus bone from the sea turtle Atlantocheyls mortoni , they have more information about the species and its overall size. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (122) K&H Pet Products Thermo-Peep Heated Pad Tan 9" x 12" 25W by K&H Pet Products […]

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   Mar 25

Long lost mammal photographed on camera trap in Vietnam

By Herp News In 1929, two sons of Theodore Roosevelt (Teddy Junior and Kermit) led an expedition that killed a barking deer, or muntjac, in present-day Laos, which has left scientists puzzled for over 80 years. At first scientists believed it to be a distinct species of muntjac and named it Roosevelt’s muntjac (Muntiacus rooseveltorum), […]

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   Mar 25

Ex-Animal Planet host sentenced for lizard sale

By Herp News LOS ANGELES (AP) — The former host of Animal Planet's “Wild Recon” show has been sentenced to two years' probation and 200 hours of community service after admitting to trying to sell two endangered Iranian desert monitor lizards without a permit. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (71) Pangea […]

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   Mar 25

Evidence of 25 million year old venomous snake found in Africa

Researchers at Ohio University have found evidence that a venomous snake existed in Africa 25 million years ago. From Science World: “In the Oligocene epoch, from about 34 to 23 million years ago, we would have expected to see a fauna dominated by booid snakes, such as boas and pythons. These are generally ‘sit and […]

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   Mar 25

Turtle Canyon Now Open at Newport Aquarium

By Herp News Newport Aquarium’s newest exhibit Turtle Canyon opened to the public at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 22, following an Annual Passholder preview event. (PRWeb March 22, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/03/prweb11694336.htm Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (363) Simple Deluxe Clamp Lamp Light UL Listed with 8.5 […]

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   Mar 24

Over 9,000 primates killed for single bushmeat market in West Africa every year

By Herp News Over the past 25 years, West Africa’s primates have been put at risk due to an escalating bushmeat trade compounded with forest loss from expanding human populations. In fact, many endemic primates in the Upper Guinea forests of Liberia and Ivory Coast have been pushed to the verge of extinction. To better […]

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   Mar 24

A Reptile Dysfunction: Unlikely Sources of Salmonella

By Herp News Salmonella may well be one of the most disreputable microbes in Western society. It’s infamous for its food-poisoning capabilities and has a well known history of wrecking the bonhomous vibe following a good summer barbecue, not to mention its singular ability to cast a sickly shadow over the breathtaking bounty of an […]

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   Mar 24

Meet Iman: the Sumatran rhino’s newest hope for survival

By Herp News Hopes for one of the world’s most imperiled megafauna rose this month when wildlife conservationists succeeded in catching a female Sumatran rhino named Iman in the Malaysian state of Sabah. The female, which experts believe to be fertile, has since been successfully transferred via helicopter to the Borneo Rhino Sanctuary where experts […]

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   Mar 24

Sea snakes chronically dehydrated because they can't drink salt water

Scientists always assumed yellow-bellied sea snake, like other sea-living creatures, could process the salt out of sea water to meet their needs for hydration without the negative effects of salinity. Turns out they were wrong, according to researcher Harvey Lillywhite from the University of Florida. From National Geographic: Lillywhite started studying this species in 2009, […]

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   Mar 24

Sea snakes chronically dehydrated because they can't drink salt wter

Scientists always assumed yellow-bellied sea snake, like other sea-living creatures, could process the salt out of sea water to meet their needs for hydration without the negative effects of salinity. Turns out they were wrong, according to researcher Harvey Lillywhite from the University of Florida. From National Geographic: Lillywhite started studying this species in 2009, […]

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   Mar 24

Geo-tagging, turtle hatchery to boost local conservation

By Herp News Turtle conservationist Kevin Muhammed, left, of the Grande Riviere Nature Tour Guides Association (GRNTGA) with Nigel Darlow, CEO, Atlantic. Atlantic has partnered with the Turtle Village Trust since 2008, and is the sole sponsor of the National Sea Turtle Tagging and Monitoring Programme. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com […]

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   Mar 24

TURTLE camp aims to improve lifestyle choices

By Herp News The two-day camp held four times yearly is for American Indian children. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (1209) K&H Pet Products Thermal-Bowl Heated Cat & Dog Bowl 96oz. Blue 25W by K&H Pet Products (1210) Buy new: $19.88 47 used & new from $19.88 If your pet spends […]

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   Mar 23

Panola hosts Reptile Day

By Herp News Reptile Day at Panola Mountain Snake Park Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (658) AmazonBasics Stainless Steel Dog Bowl – Set of 2 by AmazonBasics (658) Buy new: $10.99 AmazonBasics brings you everyday items at a great value An Amazon Brand. (as of November 23, 2017 10:15 – More […]

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   Mar 23

Hasty: Reptile expert shares the love

By Herp News WHITEVILLE – The woman who once exhibited a definite soft spot for an alligator was at it again last week. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (49) Snake Hook, Copperhead Series™ for Catching, Controlling, or Moving Snakes, Stainless Steel & Copper, Field Length (43") by DocSeward (49) Buy new: […]

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   Mar 22

Turtle carcasses found in Sabah

By Herp News KOTA KINABALU, Malaysia – An academic studying the economic behaviour of Sabah's northern communities stumbled upon 60 decomposing turtle carcasses on a remote island. Universiti Malaysia Sabah's Dr James Alin, an economist, said he was carrying out research at Pulau Tiga – an island under the proposed Tun Mustapha marine park in […]

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   Mar 21

Mangalore: Stomach this – Dead lizard found in food at Wenlock hospital

By Herp News Mangalore Mar 21: In a stomach-churning incident, a patient who was admitted to Wenlock Hospital found a dead lizard in the food provided by the hospital. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (174) Zilla Reptile Terrarium Heat Lamps & Habitat Lighting Dome, Blk 8.5-in by Zilla (175) Buy new: […]

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   Mar 21

'Turtle Canyon' opens Saturday at Newport Aquarium

By Herp News On Friday's FOX19 Morning News, we'll get an inside view of the new turtle exhibit at Newport Aquarium. Kelly Rippin will be live there from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (615) Tetra 77157 TetraColor Tropical Flakes, 0.42-Ounce, 85 ml by Tetra (616) Buy […]

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   Mar 21

Herp Video of the Week: Tadpole to Frog!

Check out our Herp Video of the Week, submitted by kingsnake.com user Minuet. Submit your own reptile and amphibian videos at http://www.kingsnake.com/video/, and you could see them featured here! …read more Read more here: King Snake  (174) Zilla Reptile Terrarium Heat Lamps & Habitat Lighting Dome, Blk 8.5-in by Zilla (175) Buy new: $16.20 $11.99 […]

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