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A collection of interesting biodiversity news from May (02/06/17)

Marine

Whales reached huge size only recently
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-40032372

Hear the roar of the lionfish recorded for the first time
https://www.newscientist.com/article/2130815-hear-the-roar-of-the-lionfish-recorded-for-the-first-time/#.WRl58WZeWvc.twitter

‘Faceless’ fish rediscovered in Australian waters – video report
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/video/2017/may/31/faceless-fish-rediscovered-in-australian-waters-video-report?CMP=share_btn_tw

Terrestrial

UK first as rare black-winged stilts choose Welney Wetland Centre as breeding ground
http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/environment/uk-first-as-rare-black-winged-stilts-choose-welney-wetland-centre-as-breeding-ground-1-5041073?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social_Icon&utm_campaign=in_article_social_icons

Birdwatchers flock to Orkney to catch glimpse of American blackbird
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/may/01/birdwatchers-flock-orkney-catch-glimpse-american-red-winged-blackbird?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Coralroot, a rare beauty among the old graves
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/may/15/coralroot-rare-beauty-graves-hampshire-country-diary?CMP=share_btn_tw

All three chicks at Cairngorms osprey nest die
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-39997931

Lions face same threats as extinct Ice Age cats - study
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-39883432

Identity of famous baby dinosaur fossil revealed
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-39857696

Pink weevil spreads its wings to prepare for rainforest take-off
https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg23431230-200-pink-weevil-spreads-its-wings-to-prepare-for-rainforest-takeoff/#.WQnsC32Gpe8.twitter

Crab invasion in the Bay of Pigs in Cuba – in pictures
https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2017/may/03/crab-invasion-in-the-bay-of-pigs-cuba-in-pictures?CMP=share_btn_tw

Polar bears shift from seals to bird eggs as Arctic ice melts
https://www.newscientist.com/article/2130821-polar-bears-shift-from-seals-to-bird-eggs-as-arctic-ice-melts/#.WRl6J1hBnd4.twitter

Scientists have worked out why flamingos stand on one leg
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/05/24/scientists-have-worked-flamingos-stand-one-leg/?WT.mc_id=tmg_share_tw

Turtle disaster avoided with roadkill rescue
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40088879

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A collection of interesting biodiversity news from April (10/05/17)

Marine

Can you count how many seals are on Scroby Sands off Great Yarmouth in this photograph?http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/environment/can-you-count-how-many-seals-are-on-scroby-sands-off-great-yarmouth-in-this-photograph-1-4930883?utm_medium=Social_Icon&utm_source=Twitter&utm_campaign=in_article_social_icons

Seals released back to the wild at Sutton Bridge, after being reared at RSPCA Norfolk Wildlife Hospital near King’s Lynn
http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/environment/seals-released-back-to-the-wild-at-sutton-bridge-after-being-reared-at-rspca-norfolk-wildlife-hospital-near-king-s-lynn-1-4932565?utm_medium=Social_Icon&utm_source=Twitter&utm_campaign=in_article_social_icons

May the tides be with you - Star Wars seals released back into the wild in Hunstanton
http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/environment/may-the-tides-be-with-you-star-wars-seals-released-back-into-the-wild-in-hunstanton-1-4938073?utm_medium=Social_Icon&utm_source=Twitter&utm_campaign=in_article_social_icons

Terrestrial

Moths threaten fabric of England's most historic properties
https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2017/apr/06/moths-threaten-fabric-of-englands-historic-properties-english-heritage-clothes?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Access to nature reduces depression and obesity, finds European study
https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/mar/21/access-nature-reduces-depression-obesity-european-report?CMP=share_btn_tw

Rare footage of a curious bittern at Norfolk nature reserve
http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/environment/rare-footage-of-a-curious-bittern-at-norfolk-nature-reserve-1-4924763?utm_medium=Social_Icon&utm_source=Twitter&utm_campaign=in_article_social_icons

RSPB appeals for volunteers to help save little terns
http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/environment/rspb-appeals-for-volunteers-to-help-save-little-terns-1-4927142?utm_medium=Social_Icon&utm_source=Twitter&utm_campaign=in_article_social_icons

Robber fly: Hunting secrets of a tiny predator revealed
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-39219015

Invasive snakes threaten forests on Pacific island of Guam
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-39199329

Spiders top the global predator charts
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-39273661

Fiddler crab’s drumming shows off the size of its home
https://www.newscientist.com/article/2124668-fiddler-crabs-drumming-shows-off-the-size-of-its-home/#.WMlaU8zGycI.twitter

Elephants in dramatic muddy escape
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-39431419

Deep learning tells giraffes from gazelles in the Serengeti
https://www.newscientist.com/article/2127541-deep-learning-tells-giraffes-from-gazelles-in-the-serengeti/#.WOzPun-wqSo.twitter

Live, long and black giant shipworm found in Philippines
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-39626131

'Perfect storm' threatens Europe's salamanders
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-39642462