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Archive for April, 2014


   Apr 10

Giant ibis, little dodo, and the kakapo: meet the 100 weirdest and most endangered birds

By Herp News The comic dodo, the stately great auk, the passenger pigeon blotting out the skies: human kind has wiped out nearly 200 species of birds in the last five hundred years. Now, if we don’t act soon we’ll add many new ones to this list: birds such as the giant ibis, the plains-wanderer, […]

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   Apr 10

Tortoise Capital Advisors Launches Microsite to Help Investors Uncover North American Energy

By Herp News Tortoise Capital Advisors, an investment manager with broad experience in the energy sector, today announced the launch of an educational website. The new site is designed to be a Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (220) eufy BodySense Smart Scale with Bluetooth 4.0, Large LED Display, Weight/Body Fat/BMI/Fitness Body […]

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   Apr 10

Tortoise Capital Advisors Launches Microsite to Help Investors Uncover North American Energy

By Herp News Tortoise Capital Advisors, an investment manager with broad experience in the energy sector, today announced the launch of an educational website. The new site is designed to be a Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (282) Zilla Premium Reflector Dome, Black 8.5" by Zilla (282) Buy new: $16.20 $14.19 […]

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   Apr 10

Turtle Beach Introduces New PlayStation 4 Headset At PAX East

By Herp News SAN DIEGO, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Turtle Beach, the leading audio brand in the games industry, today announced a new addition to its lineup of gaming headsets for the PS4 ™ . The Ear Force® P12 … Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (16) 3 Pcs Cholla Wood […]

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   Apr 10

Turtle Beach Introduces New PlayStation 4 Headset At PAX East

By Herp News SAN DIEGO, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Turtle Beach, the leading audio brand in the games industry, today announced a new addition to its lineup of gaming headsets for the PS4 ™ . The Ear Force® P12 … Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (288) Exo Terra Water Dish, […]

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   Apr 10

Sweetwater Rattlesnake Round-Up teaches kids it's fun to torture animals

Will the ‘family fun’ that is the Sweetwater Rattlesnake Round-Up in Sweetwater, Texas, ever be stopped? From CNN: The Jaycees, short for the U.S. Junior Chamber, bills itself as a group that gives young people “the tools they need to build the bridges of success.” The Sweetwater branch has been holding what it calls “The […]

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   Apr 09

Turtle Beach Ear Force i30 Bluetooth headset review

By Herp News Turtle Beach's i30 Bluetooth headset is not the coolest-looking device on the market, but it has some nice features that may help the company extend its appeal beyond gamers Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (91) Exo Terra Feeding Dish, Small by Exo Terra (91) Buy new: $3.74 $2.49 […]

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   Apr 09

Enormous alligator snapping turtle rescued from drainage culvert

By Herp News Something that caught a Baton Rouge, Louisiana resident’s eye led to the rescue of an enormous alligator snapping turtle. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (220) eufy BodySense Smart Scale with Bluetooth 4.0, Large LED Display, Weight/Body Fat/BMI/Fitness Body Composition Analysis, Auto On/Off, Auto Zeroing, Tempered Glass Surface, Black/White, […]

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   Apr 09

Frankie Tortoise Tails – Down To The Wire

Everywhere it’s greening-up. Temperatures are warm so grass is on an all out burst of spring growth that says, finely, it’s spring. Thank the shelled god. I don’t know if I can take it anymore. Oh, it’s green all up and down our street but not yet in Frankie’s yard. Everyday, every single day, I […]

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   Apr 09

Endangered desert tortoise starts range war

Can the conservationist and the cowman be friends? Not if you’re Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, who posted a challenge to the BLM on his ranch’s website protesting efforts to save the desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii), saying, “They have my cattle and now they have one of my boys. Range War begins tomorrow.” From ABC News: […]

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   Apr 09

Lizard Island evacuated

By Herp News UPDATE 2pm: LIZARD Island Resort has been evacuated and Cairns northern beaches closed in preparation for Cyclone Ita’s onslaught. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (91) Exo Terra Feeding Dish, Small by Exo Terra (91) Buy new: $3.74 $2.49 9 used & new from $1.09 The Exo Terra Reptile […]

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   Apr 08

All snakes on show

By Herp News ALBY the albino python will be one of the many snakes on display at the largest reptile show in Australia this Sunday. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (100) Penn Plax Lizard Lounger, 100% Natural Seagrass Fibers For Anoles, Bearded Dragons, Geckos, Iguanas, and Hermit Crabs Triangular 10 x […]

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   Apr 08

New 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' posters highlight each turtle's weapon of choice

By Herp News Annie Martin LOS ANGELES, April 8 (UPI) — Promotion for the “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” reboot has begun ahead of the film's release this summer. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (74) DocSeward Snake Hook, Copperhead Series™ for Catching, Controlling, or Moving Snakes, Stainless Steel & Copper, Field Length […]

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   Apr 08

Southwestern Bird And Reptile Distributions To Shift As Climate Changes

By Herp News U.S. Geological Survey Dramatic distribution losses and a few major distribution gains are forecasted for southwestern bird and reptile species as the climate changes, according to just-published research by scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey, the University of New Mexico, and Northern Arizona University. Overall, the study forecasted species distribution losses – […]

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   Apr 08

Shifting bird and reptile distributions

By Herp News With climate change come several dramatic shifts in species distribution within the United States. The U.S. Geological Survey in concert with the University of New Mexico and Northern Arizona University have recently projected distribution losses for nearly half of the 5 examined reptile species including the locally famed chuckwalla. Breeding bird ranges, […]

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   Apr 08

Is a Gaboon viper slithering around a South Carolina neighborhood?

A South Carolina community is feeling the fear after shed snake skins found near an apartment complex were identified as coming from the Gaboon viper, a venomous snake from Africa. From ABC News: When a pest control company came last week to do a regular checkup on the bait boxes at the complex, the exterminator […]

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   Apr 08

Southwestern bird and reptile distributions to shift as climate changes

By Herp News Dramatic distribution losses and a few major distribution gains are forecasted for southwestern bird and reptile species as the climate changes, according to new research. Overall, the study forecasted species distribution losses — that is, where species are able to live — of nearly half for all but one of the 5 […]

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   Apr 07

Southwestern bird and reptile distributions to shift as climate changes

By Herp News Dramatic distribution losses and a few major distribution gains are forecasted for southwestern bird and reptile species as the climate changes, according to new research. Overall, the study forecasted species distribution losses — that is, where species are able to live — of nearly half for all but one of the 5 […]

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   Apr 07

A Few Winners, But Many More Losers

By Herp News Summary: Dramatic distribution losses and a few major distribution gains are forecasted for southwestern bird and reptile species as the climate changes, according to just-published research by scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey, the University of New Mexico, and Northern Arizona University. Southwestern Bird and Reptile Distributions to Shift as Climate Changes […]

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   Apr 07

Freshwater turtle crosses the Aegean Sea

By Herp News Scientists have studied the widely distributed freshwater turtle, Mauremys rivulata. In spite of geographical barriers, the turtles are genetically very similar throughout their vast  distribution range. This would indicate that that animals cross hundreds of kilometers of sea. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (91) Exo Terra Feeding Dish, […]

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   Apr 07

Turtle Beach Announces New Heroes of the Storm™ Licensing Agreement With Blizzard Entertainment

By Herp News VALHALLA, N.Y., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Turtle Beach, the leading audio brand in the games industry, today announced a new multi-year licensing agreement with Blizzard Entertainment around the highly anticipated Heroes of the Storm™ multiplayer game. As part of the agreement, Turtle Beach will develop PC gaming headsets for both elite […]

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   Apr 07

Snake in the flowers, dead or alive?

A San Antonio TV station is questioning whether the rattlesnake in a field of bluebonnets featured in a viral Facebook photo is alive, or a taxidermied and posed dead snake. Given that the topic “snake in bluebonnets” has its own section on hoax debunker website Snopes.com, and it wouldn’t be the first time a taxidermist […]

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   Apr 07

Tortoise Capital Advisors Introduces New Open-End Mutual Fund

By Herp News Tortoise Capital Advisors today announced the introduction of the Tortoise Select Opportunity Fund, an open-end mutual fund that has a dedicated focus on select opportunities acros Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (74) DocSeward Snake Hook, Copperhead Series™ for Catching, Controlling, or Moving Snakes, Stainless Steel & Copper, Field […]

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   Apr 05

Island night lizard: Another protected species back from the brink (+video)

By Herp News The island night lizard was delisted as an endangered species in the US this week, after three decades of restoration efforts. Its recovery highlights an increased success rate in reestablishing endangered species. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (145) Century Digital Heat Mat Thermostat Controller for Seed Germination, Reptiles […]

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   Apr 04

Island night lizard: Another protected species back from the brink

By Herp News The island night lizard was delisted as an endangered species in the US this week, after three decades of restoration efforts. Its recovery highlights an increased success rate in reestablishing endangered species. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (44) Tantora Premium Grade Catappa Indian Almond Leaves Size Medium 50 […]

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   Apr 04

Rare toad and lizard on the rise

By Herp News Island night lizards and arroyo toads are bouncing back from peril, wildlife officials said. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (288) Exo Terra Water Dish, Small by Exo Terra (288) Buy new: $5.59 $1.99 7 used & new from $1.09 Exo Terra's Reptile Water Dishes are made from food-grade […]

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   Apr 04

The Pitiful Human-Lizard battles Rabb the Malevolent in Toronto-based comic

By Herp News No description available Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com Ear and Forehead Baby Thermometer,YUKICARE Infrared Digital Clinical Medical Thermometers -FDA and CE Approved Professional Suitable for Child, Infants, Adults, Objects and Ambient by YUKICARE Buy new: $50.00 $24.99 Features: – 2 color backlight: Green for health, Red for fever […]

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   Apr 04

The incredible shrinking salamander: researchers find another casualty of climate change

By Herp News Climate change is contributing to a slew of global problems, from rising seas to desertification. Now, researchers have added another repercussion: shrinking salamanders. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (770) Zoo Med Economy Analog Dual Thermometer and Humidity Gauge by Zoo Med (770) Buy new: $12.99 $9.72 19 used […]

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   Apr 04

Man-Eating Crocodile Captured in Uganda

By Herp News One of the world's largest crocodiles, suspected of eating six people, has been caught in Lake Victoria, Uganda. Terrified locals demanded officials hunt the reptile after it devoured its most recent victim, father-of-two Bosco Nyansi. The 1,000kg crocodile is also thought to have seriously injured other fishermen. Officials in Uganda believe the […]

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   Apr 04

Herp Video of the Week: Turtle Cam!

Check out this video “Turtle Cam,” submitted by kingsnake.com user JoJoMang. 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  (91) Exo Terra Feeding Dish, Small by Exo Terra (91) Buy […]

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   Apr 03

Turtle Beach Will Host Live Xbox One Tournaments at PAX East

By Herp News SAN DIEGO, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Turtle Beach, the leading audio brand in the games industry, today announced that it will host two tournaments during PAX East, a major consumer video game event held in Boston from April 11 to 13. Major League Gaming (MLG), the global leader in eSports, will hold […]

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   Apr 03

When frog migration meets cold hard steel, humans lend a helping hand

Frogs aren’t well-equipped to migrate safely through the rush of automobile traffic. Last year, hundreds of protected northern red-legged frogs met their doom trying to cross an Oregon roadway. This year, things were different. From Oregon Live: After witnessing the N.W. Harborton Drive frog slaughter with his friend, Shawn Looney, Rob Lee started making calls […]

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   Apr 03

Outdoor Tech grows its sound into BIG Turtle speaker and charger

By Herp News Outdoor Tech is no stranger to the world of crowd funding. It's used Kickstarter to get past products like the Turtle Shell speaker off the ground. Now it's back with a bigger version of the Turtle that it calls, quite simply, the BIG Turtle Shell. This speaker brings more sound to the […]

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   Apr 02

Tortoise Capital Advisors, L.L.C. Shares Insights on the North American Energy Revolution at Wealth Management's April …

By Herp News Tortoise Capital Advisors, L.L.C. Shares Insights on the North American Energy Revolution at Wealth Management's April 3rd Live Webinar Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (50) Repashy Crested Gecko MRP Diet – Food 6 Oz JAR by Repashy (50) Buy new: $17.99 DIRECTIONS: Mix one part MRP with two […]

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   Apr 02

How locals and conservationists saved the elephants of Mali amidst conflict and poverty

By Herp News At a time when Africa’s elephants are facing a relentless poaching crisis, one community has managed to safeguard their elephants in the most unlikely of places: Mali. In a country that has suffered from widespread poverty, environmental degradation, and, most recently, warfare, a collaboration between conservationists and the local community has kept […]

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   Apr 02

One or two? How to decide how many species you have got

By Herp News It is often difficult to decide whether two animals belong to the same or two distinct species. This can be especially challenging for animals which externally look very similar. In a recent study, scientists use genetic data and calls analysis to test if treefrogs from West and Central Africa belong to different […]

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   Apr 02

California lizards make it off threatened list

When the tiny island night lizard (Xantusia riversiana) was first designated as threatened, kids were still putting safety pins through their ears and “God Save the Queen” was just released. But today, for the first time since 1977, it’s no longer considred to be in danger. The lizard is found only on four ilands — […]

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   Apr 02

Another athletic event, another snake

Yesterday we made fun of the 49ers for banning reptiles from their new stadium. Now we feel bad, because apparently this is a thing: An Eastern brown snake turned up on an Australian rugby field the very next day. From ABC Australia: A one-metre brown snake on the NRL field at Robina took the ABC […]

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   Apr 02

Andy, Will It Work? Turtle Wax Label & Sticker Remover

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   Apr 02

‘Turtle killing fields’ report for Cabinet

By Herp News KOTA KINABALU : A report on the ‘turtle killing fields’ at Pulau Tiga (near Pulau Balambangan-Pulau Banggi Channel, north of Kudat) will be presented to the State Cabinet. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (90) Oxbow Critical Care Pet Supplement, 1-Pound by Oxbow (90) Buy new: $18.05 $17.89 11 […]

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