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Archive for April 30th, 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  (41) Zilla Reptile Terrarium Heat Lamps & Habitat Lighting Dome Spring Clip by Zilla (41) Buy new: $3.49 11 […]

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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  (261) Exo Terra Thermometer, Celsius and Fahrenheit by Exo Terra (261) Buy new: $5.69 $3.99 […]

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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  (427) Simple Deluxe Clamp Lamp Light UL Listed with 8.5 Inch Aluminum Reflector 150 Watt 6 Foot Power Cord by […]

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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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