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Archive for April, 2014


   Apr 30

Reptile Day at St. Edward School in New Iberia

By Herp News Students at St. Edward School in New Iberia got a hands-on lesson on reptiles today. One of the nation's leading reptile experts was on hand to teach the students about their impact on wildlife throughout the world. The students were also able to interact with a few animals, including an alligator, snapping […]

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   Apr 30

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 April 30, 2014 and cumulati 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) […]

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   Apr 30

Featured video: elephant advocates ask Antiques Roadshow to stop appraising ivory

By Herp News The 96 Elephants campaign has asked the television program, Antiques Roadshow, to stop airing appraisals of ivory, even if it is antique. To help convince the PBS program, the campaign produced a satiric video capturing not the worth of ivory, but its cost. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com […]

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   Apr 30

Featured video: elephant advocates ask Antiques Roadshow to stop appraising ivory

By Herp News The 96 Elephants campaign has asked the television program, Antiques Roadshow, to stop airing appraisals of ivory, even if it is antique. To help convince the PBS program, the campaign produced a satiric video capturing not the worth of ivory, but its cost. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com […]

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   Apr 30

Frog eggs help researchers find new information on grapevine disease

By Herp News Vitis vinifera are common grapevines and are the world’s favorite wine-producing varietal. However, research has shown that grapevines are susceptible to powdery mildew, a plant disease, which contributes to significant crop loss for most commercial wine varietals that are cultivated each year. Now, researchers have used frog eggs to determine the cause […]

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   Apr 30

Frog eggs help researchers find new information on grapevine disease

By Herp News Vitis vinifera are common grapevines and are the world’s favorite wine-producing varietal. However, research has shown that grapevines are susceptible to powdery mildew, a plant disease, which contributes to significant crop loss for most commercial wine varietals that are cultivated each year. Now, researchers have used frog eggs to determine the cause […]

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   Apr 30

Climate change results in bird, reptile shifts

By Herp News Albuquerque, New Mexico – As temperatures climb across the American Southwest, researchers have found some species will win, but others stand to lose – and lose big. The U.S. Geological Survey and researchers from the University of New Mexico and Northern Arizona University released a report this week that takes a closer […]

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   Apr 30

Climate change results in bird, reptile shifts

By Herp News Albuquerque, New Mexico – As temperatures climb across the American Southwest, researchers have found some species will win, but others stand to lose – and lose big. The U.S. Geological Survey and researchers from the University of New Mexico and Northern Arizona University released a report this week that takes a closer […]

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   Apr 30

Fish-terrorizing, prehistoric-looking turtle actually three species

By Herp News So, you’re a fish swimming in a river in Louisiana. Hungry, you see a little worm wiggling out from the river bed. You swoop in for the ambush only to have that little worm turn into the gaping maw of some prehistoric-looking monster out of fishy nightmares. You’ve been duped: it’s too […]

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   Apr 30

Fish-terrorizing, prehistoric-looking turtle actually three species

By Herp News So, you’re a fish swimming in a river in Louisiana. Hungry, you see a little worm wiggling out from the river bed. You swoop in for the ambush only to have that little worm turn into the gaping maw of some prehistoric-looking monster out of fishy nightmares. You’ve been duped: it’s too […]

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   Apr 30

Therapy snakes help kids with special needs

You don’t normally think Burmese pythons when you hear about therapy animals helping kids, but that’s just what they’re doing at Nova’s Ark in Brooklin, Ont. Read about it here. Photo: MSN Canada …read more Read more here: King Snake  (49) Snake Hook, Copperhead Series™ for Catching, Controlling, or Moving Snakes, Stainless Steel & Copper, […]

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   Apr 30

TURTLE TANGO: Sea creatures begin season tomorrow

By Herp News With the 2014 tourism season in the books now that Easter has passed, another season is upon us with an official beginning tomorrow. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (259) BYB 100W 110V Ceramic Infrared Heat Emitter Brooder Coop Pet Infrared Lamp Bulb, White by BYB (260) Buy new: […]

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   Apr 30

Australian marine reserves provide safe passageway for endangered species

By Herp News The value of Australia’s newly established network of marine parks has been highlighted by an international project that used satellites to track the vulnerable flatback sea turtle. In the study, researchers used advanced satellite tracking systems to record the passage of more than 70 flatbacks off the north-west Australian coastline. A high […]

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   Apr 29

Chinese who eat endangered species could face over ten years in jail

By Herp News It’s well known that much of the world’s massive illegal wildlife trade ends up in China, including poached tigers, pangolins, and bears. But now those who order pangolin fetuses, tiger blood, or bear bile at a restaurant or market may see significant jail time. Go to Source …read more Read more here: […]

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   Apr 28

Get a job: Turtle Rock Studios is hiring a Technical Artist

By Herp News The developer of Evolve is looking to hire a technical artist to work alongside the team in the company's new Lake Forest, CA studio on a game targeting next-generation hardware. … Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (405) Zilla Reptile Terrarium Bedding Substrate Desert Blend Walnut, 10-Qt. by Zilla […]

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   Apr 28

Important Migratory Corridor For Endangered Flatback Sea Turtle Off Northwest Australia

By Herp News [ Watch The Video: Animation Of Flatback Turtle Tracking Data Off NW Western Australia ] Deakin University The value of Australia 's newly established network of marine parks has been highlighted by an international project that used satellites to track the vulnerable flatback sea turtle . Researchers from Deakin University, Swansea University […]

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   Apr 28

Family bought Victor the tortoise only discover he was rare giant breed

By Herp News The animal, which weighs nine stone and is still getting bigger could end up weighing 200 pounds (14 stone). The tortoise has been nicknamed Victor Meldrew. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (700) Penn Plax Large Turtle Pier For Use In and Out Of Water Basking Platform For Small […]

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   Apr 28

The Tortoise and the Hare

By Herp News Just about everybody knows the story of ‘ The Tortoise and the Hare ’ from their childhood, perhaps the most well known of Aesop's Fables and the wise lessons that lay inside. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (37) Exo Terra Short All Glass Terrarium, 24 by 18 by […]

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   Apr 28

The remarkable story of how a bat scientist took on Russia’s most powerful…and won

By Herp News In a country increasingly known for its authoritarian-style crackdown on activists and dissidents, a bat scientist has won a number of impressive victories to protect the dwindling forests of the Western Caucasus. For his efforts, Gazaryan was awarded today with the Goldman Environmental Prize, often called the Nobel Prize for the environment, […]

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   Apr 28

The emperor's new Gaboon viper

Now, see, this is what we mean when we say “decent media reporting about snakes where the reporter actually takes a few minutes to do his or her job,” which is something we don’t get to say much. Sadly. So thank you, Brian Hicks, of the Post and Courier, for pointing out that the media […]

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   Apr 28

Ancient flying reptile from China fills evolutionary gap

By Herp News The newly identified Jurassic period creature, a species named Kryptodrakon progenitor that was unearthed in the Gobi desert in northwestern China, was modest in size, with a wingspan of perhaps 4-1/2 feet (1.3 meters). But later members of its branch of the flying reptiles known as pterosaurs were truly colossal, including Quetzalcoatlus, […]

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   Apr 28

A variety of California kingsnake is wreaking havoc in Canary Islands

By Herp News An albino variety of the snake, popular in the pet trade, is decimating native bird, mammal and lizard species that have had no time to evolve evasive patterns. An albino variety of California kingsnake popular in the pet trade has infested the Canary Islands, decimating native bird, mammal and lizard species that […]

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   Apr 27

'CSI turtle' launches investigation into ghost fishing nets found in the Maldives

By Herp News Scientists on Landaa Giraavaru island hunt for culprits behind increasing number of lost nets causing injury to turtles In the Maldives, at the heart of the Indian Ocean, scores of turtles are being found with gashed or ripped-off flippers and deep scars in their shells. The cause is clear: the turtles are […]

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   Apr 26

Snake eats crocodile in Queensland lake

By Herp News Reptile takes on reptile in epic duel captured by onlookers at Lake Moondarra, near Mount Isa 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 used & new from $9.99 Rep-Cal's HERPTIVITE is […]

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   Apr 26

Protected turtle found dead

By Herp News LUMUT – An endangered green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) has been found dead in the waters off Teluk Senangin near here two days ago. It was believed to have been hooked by a fishing line. Sahabat Alam Malaysia field officer Meor Razak Meor Abdul Rahman said the male turtle, believed to be […]

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   Apr 26

Protected turtle found dead

By Herp News HOOKED BY FISHING LINE: NGO calls for fishing ban to preserve Perak's only turtle landing site of Pasir Panjang  LUMUT: AN endangered green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) has been found dead in the waters off Teluk Senangin near here two days ago. It was believed to have been hooked by a fishing […]

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   Apr 25

Tybee couple claims reptile discrimination

By Herp News No snakes allowed? That's what a Tybee Island couple is claiming after a dispute over pet reptiles with their homeowner's association. 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: $28.99 24 used […]

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   Apr 25

Lizard crawls up the urethra of 'sexually adventurous' man

By Herp News A man whose wife criticised him for not being more 'sexually adventurous' got more than he bargained for when a frolic in the great outdoors resulted in a lizard swimming up his penis. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (405) Zilla Reptile Terrarium Bedding Substrate Desert Blend Walnut, 10-Qt. […]

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   Apr 25

Ancient Flying Reptile Named After Kung Fu Film 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon'

By Herp News Fossilized remains of the kryptodrakon progenitor (“hidden dragon”), which evolved into the largest flying creatures ever to inhabit earth, were discovered in northwest China, where the Oscar-winning film was shot. read more Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (302) BYB – 150W 110V Ceramic Infrared Heat Emitter Brooder Coop […]

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   Apr 25

Herp Video of the Week: Boa on a stroll!

Check out this video “Boa on a stroll,” submitted by kingsnake.com user Minuet. Submit your own reptile & amphibian videos at http://www.kingsnake.com/video/ and you could see them featured here or check out all the videos submitted by other users! …read more Read more here: King Snake  (360) Fluker's Buffet Blend Aquatic Turtle Food , 7.5-Ounce […]

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   Apr 24

Ancient flying reptile from China fills evolutionary gap

By Herp News The newly identified Jurassic period creature, a species named Kryptodrakon progenitor that was unearthed in the Gobi desert in northwestern China, was modest in size, with a wingspan of perhaps 4-1/2 feet. But later members of its branch of the flying reptiles known as pterosaurs were truly colossal, including Quetzalcoatlus, whose wingspan […]

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   Apr 24

Tiny Flying Reptile Ancestor to Giant Pterodactyls Found

By Herp News Many pterodactyls, such as the ones depicted in Jurassic Park, were huge, but the dino-era airborne beasts evolved from a tiny flying reptile. Continue reading → Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (29) BYB Ceramic Infrared Heat Emitter Brooder Coop Reptile Pet Super Wide Heating Area Infrared Lamp Heat […]

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   Apr 24

Two new river turtle species described

By Herp News The alligator snapping turtle is the largest river turtle in North America, weighing in at up to 200 pounds and living almost a century. Now researchers have discovered that it is not one species — but three. By examining museum specimens and wild turtles, the scientists uncovered deep evolutionary divisions in this […]

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   Apr 24

Two New River Turtle Species Described

By Herp News The alligator snapping turtle is the largest river turtle in North America, weighing in at up to 200 pounds and living almost a century. Now researchers from Florida and the University of Vermont have discovered that it is not one species — but three. Go to Source …read more Read more here: […]

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   Apr 24

How the media is getting the Gaboon viper story terribly wrong

Nothing must ever happen in South Carolina, given the insane levels of hype over a supposed stray Gaboon viper roaming its streets. So with all that free time and dearth of current events to report on, you’d think the media could, you know… investigate? Or maybe just hit Wikipedia? Anything other than what they’ve been […]

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   Apr 23

Tortoise MLP & Pipeline Fund Announces Distribution Strategy Update

By Herp News Tortoise Capital Advisors today announced a distribution strategy update for the Tortoise MLP & Pipeline Fund . Under the new distribution policy, sharehol Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (1599) Zoo Med ReptiTherm Under Tank Heater, 30-40 Gallon by Zoo Med (1599) Buy new: $17.27 42 used & new […]

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   Apr 23

Employees sue deli where lizard head was found in salad

By Herp News A Manhattan deli chain that was recently accused of serving a severed lizard head was slapped with a lawsuit Tuesday by its staffers, who claim they’ve been cheated out pay… Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (1209) K&H Pet Products Thermal-Bowl Heated Cat & Dog Bowl 96oz. Blue 25W […]

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   Apr 23

Snake venom cuts wait for critical medical tests

Venom from Australian snakes is helping save human lives. Seriously ill patients are benefiting from shorter turnaround time on critical blood tests, thanks to the coastal taipan (Oxyuranus scutellatus) and the Eastern brown snake (Pseudonaja textilis). From ABC Australia: The bites of eastern brown snakes and coastal taipans are dangerous because their venom causes a […]

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   Apr 22

Tortoise Capital Advisors, L.L.C. Announces Release of 2014 First Quarter Stockholders’ Reports for Closed-End Funds …

By Herp News Tortoise Capital Advisors, L.L.C., the adviser of NDP, NTG, TPZ, TTP, TYG, TYN and TYY announced today the release of 2014 first quarter stockholders' reports for each of these fun Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (62) Inkbird Max.1200W Heater, Cool Device Temperature Controller, Carboy, Fermenter, Greenhouse Terrarium Temp. […]

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   Apr 22

Tens of thousands of reptiles die in French warehouse blaze

A fire in a Savannah Reptiles Planet warehouse in France killed between 20,000 and 30,000 reptiles and another animals. From Prensa Latina: The flames destroyed around 4,000 square meters of the facility and killed a large number of snakes, iguanas, chameleons, lizards, amphibians, rabbits, rats, and insects. Only eight turtles, between 60 and 100 kilograms, […]

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