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The January E-Bulletin ("Biodiversity News in Norfolk"): available to DOWNLOAD NOW (26/01/17)

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A collection of interesting biodiversity news from January (26/01/17)

Marine

Meet the crab with the 'mighty claw'
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-38079412

Seal studies reveal secret life
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-38160780

What lies beneath: discovering surprising jewels in the North Sea
https://www.theguardian.com/science/blog/2017/jan/17/what-lies-beneath-discovering-surprising-jewels-in-the-north-sea-nudibranchs?CMP=share_btn_tw

Rare Antarctic beetle find delights
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-38145258

Seals hunt down hidden fish by sensing their breath in the sand
https://www.newscientist.com/article/2118377-seals-hunt-down-hidden-fish-by-sensing-their-breath-in-the-sand/#.WIDDkSRZb3c.twitter

Whales talk to each other by slapping out messages on water
https://www.newscientist.com/article/2114953-whales-talk-to-each-other-by-slapping-out-messages-on-water/#.WEGQlUNiTys.twitter

Fish have evolved to survive toxic waste that would normally kill them
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/killifish-evolve-survive-toxic-waste-pollution-genes-study-sea-oceans-a7463536.html

Obama to create world's largest protected marine area off Hawaii
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/aug/26/obama-to-create-worlds-largest-protected-marine-area-off-coast-of-hawaii-papahanaumokuakea?CMP=share_btn_tw

World's oldest known killer whale Granny dies
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-38496164

Terrestrial

Ants craft tiny sponges to dip into honey and carry it home
https://www.newscientist.com/article/2116641-ants-craft-tiny-sponges-to-dip-into-honey-and-carry-it-home/#.WG-umdhXiCQ.twitter

Fire ants could become Australia's worst pest, experts warn
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-38218119

Urbanisation signal detected in evolution, study shows
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-38519299

Extinct giant goose used its wings to fight rather than fly
https://www.newscientist.com/article/2117424-extinct-giant-goose-used-its-wings-to-fight-rather-than-fly/#.WHec7RSfLYQ.twitter

Mysterious fossils find place on the tree of life
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-38585325

Dragon lizards fly by grabbing their fold-up wings with ‘hands’
https://www.newscientist.com/article/2114847-dragon-lizards-fly-by-grabbing-their-fold-up-wings-with-hands/#.WEGQLXUopWs.twitter

How parents divide their duties
http://www.rarebirdalert.co.uk/v2/Content/How-parents-divide-their-duties.aspx?s_id=346747614

Planet Earth II: Nine things we learned from the series
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-37606747

Birds migrating earlier as temperatures rise
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-38450228

Ash tree genome sequenced for first time
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-38416116

Bumblebee numbers hit by 'unsettled decade'
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-38447937

Headlight beetle's glowing path caught in time-lapse photo
https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg23331072-600-headlight-beetles-glowing-path-caught-in-timelapse-photo/#.WG4qn5nix2Q.twitter

Warming world harming insects' reproduction, says study
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-38559336

Appeal for towels and blankets to help influx of hedgehogs
http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/environment/appeal_for_towels_and_blankets_to_help_influx_of_hedgehogs_1_4813509?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social_Icon&utm_campaign=in_article_social_icons

Call for help as west Norfolk RSPCA centre is inundated with hedgehogs
http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/environment/call_for_help_as_west_norfolk_rspca_centre_is_inundated_with_hedgehogs_1_4799330?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social_Icon&utm_campaign=in_article_social_icons

Nature lovers to protect rare Lakenham lizard colony
http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/environment/nature_lovers_to_protect_rare_lakenham_lizard_colony_1_4806113?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social_Icon&utm_campaign=in_article_social_icons

The creatures that defy what we think we know about plants and animals
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/the-creatures-that-defy-what-we-think-we-know-about-plants-and-animals-a7443756.html

Foxes may confuse predators by rubbing themselves in puma scent
https://www.newscientist.com/article/2118444-foxes-may-confuse-predators-by-rubbing-themselves-in-puma-scent/#.WIXF3qtd4x4.twitter

'Rat explosion' threatens sooty terns on Ascension Island after cat cull 
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2016/12/03/rat-explosion-threatens-sooty-terns-ascension-island-cat-cull/?WT.mc_id=tmg_share_tw

Zoology news: November’s animal antics from around the globe – in pictures
https://www.theguardian.com/science/animal-magic/gallery/2016/dec/06/zoology-news-novembers-animal-antics-from-round-the-globe-in-pictures?CMP=share_btn_tw

Why plants eat faeces when they could eat flesh
http://www.britishecologicalsociety.org/press-release-plants-eat-faeces-eat-flesh/

'Beautiful' dinosaur tail found preserved in amber
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-38224564

World's largest reindeer herd plummets
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-38297464

Reindeer shrinking in size due to warmer Arctic temperatures
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/reindeer-shrinking-size-warmer-arctic-temperatures-global-warming-a7469351.html

Cheetahs heading towards extinction as population crashes
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-38415906

Feral cats now cover 99.8% of Australia
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jan/04/feral-cats-now-cover-99-per-cent-of-australia?CMP=share_btn_tw

Primate tool-use: Chimpanzees make drinking sticks
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-38524671

Lost British birdsong discovered in New Zealand birds
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jan/12/lost-british-birdsong-discovered-in-new-zealand-birds?CMP=share_btn_tw

Alien bird risk from pet trade
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-38585331

Alien-like creatures emerge in central Australia following heavy rains
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/01/13/alien-like-creatures-emerge-central-australia-following-heavy/?WT.mc_id=tmg_share_tw

Australia's bees and wasps revealed to be as dangerous as its snakes
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jan/17/australias-bees-and-wasps-revealed-to-be-as-deadly-as-its-snakes?CMP=share_btn_tw

Primates facing 'extinction crisis'
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-38652196

Rare golden eagle spotted in south Norfolk
http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/environment/rare_golden_eagle_spotted_in_south_norfolk_1_4825427?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social_Icon&utm_campaign=in_article_social_icons

The 10 species most at risk from climate change
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jan/19/critical-10-species-at-risk-climate-change-endangered-world?CMP=share_btn_tw

Birders flock to Thetford industrial estate to spot migratory gulls
http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/environment/birders_flock_to_thetford_industrial_estate_to_spot_migratory_gulls_1_4851248?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social_Icon&utm_campaign=in_article_social_icons

A place in the country: meet the new woodlanders
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jan/21/place-country-new-woodlanders

 

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A collection of interesting biodiversity news from November (24/11/16)

Emerging masterplan for the Broads will focus on protecting the waterways ‘special qualities’ after Brexit
http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/environment/emerging_masterplan_for_the_broads_will_focus_on_protecting_the_waterways_special_qualities_after_brexit_1_4767504?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social_Icon&utm_campaign=in_article_social_icons

Tarantulas, scorpions and centipedes - thousands of insects could go on display if Norfolk insect zoo dream becomes a reality
http://www.edp24.co.uk/business/tourism/tarantulas_scorpions_and_centipedes_thousands_of_insects_could_go_on_display_if_norfolk_insect_zoo_dream_becomes_a_reality_1_4764973?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social_Icon&utm_campaign=in_article_social_icons

Happy Halloween for tiny long-eared bat trapped in King’s Lynn house 
http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/environment/happy_halloween_for_tiny_long_eared_bat_trapped_in_king_s_lynn_house_1_4755163?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social_Icon&utm_campaign=in_article_social_icons

Shark detection buoys set for trial in New South Wales
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/oct/30/shark-detection-buoys-set-for-trial-in-new-south-wales?CMP=share_btn_tw

'Bionic' plants can detect explosives
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-37823909

DNA clues to how chipmunk earned its stripes
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-37828673

Two-headed sharks are becoming more common and no one knows why
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/two-headed-shark-mutant-fish-more-common-genetic-a7395686.html

Rise in atmospheric CO2 slowed by green vegetation
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-37909361

Climate change is changing nature so much it may need ‘human-assisted evolution’, scientists say
http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change-global-warming-changing-nature-human-assisted-evolution-a7410286.html

Bear with tin can stuck in its mouth 'a litter warning'
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-37982402

BP Deepwater Horizon oil in land-animal food chain
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-37988438

Climate changing "too fast" for species
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-38069358

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