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Michael Wilson 2020-08-25
(Waseda University) Fossils have often been known to tell stories of immobile organisms living in the hard tissues of dead ancient marine animals. Now, scientists from Japan have discovered a new species of extinct bivalves that seem to have lived in a unique habitat: the shell of an ancient, now extinct, leatherback sea turtle while the turtle was alive, which allowed this species to colonize new environments and facilitated the evolution of new species.
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Michael Vaughn 2019-05-23
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A leatherback sea turtle gave Florida beachgoers a rare sight last week when she was spotted nesting in broad daylight.

The Loggerhead Marinelife Center took pictures of the large female laying in the sand on Singer Island Beach in South Florida.

The center said it’s not known why some turtles choose to nest during the day, noting that it’s “a rare occurrence.”

RARE EASTERN BLACK RHINOCEROS BORN AT CHICAGO ZOO, OFFICIALS SAY

A rehab technician took measurements of the leatherback, the largest sea turtle species currently living, through a permit from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the organization said.

It also warned that witnesses should keep their distance from a nesting female so she can lay her eggs safely and successfully.

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Unlike other aquatic turtles which have hard abdomens, leatherbacks have soft shells and are almost indistinguishable from terrapin turtles in terms of their shell texture.

Their flattened bodies are facilitated by the presence of the gastrocnemius muscle in both the turtle's lower and upper shell.

Their claws also help them to curl into a ball when threatened, although they can also grasp items with their claws without making a wrap.One of the unique features of the leatherback sea turtle is its peculiar breeding cycle.

When a female leatherback turtle starts to lay eggs, the hatchlings will remain in a specially built egg cave for the next six years.

This is because these turtles need the protection of dense underwater foliage in order to lay their eggs comfortably.Once hatched, these reptiles start feeding on small crustaceans, squid, and fish.

They can remain so long as their parents are still around.

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Carl Dechant 2016-05-23

No, it's dynamic remotely operated navigation equipment, more commonly known as a drone.

But as they have taken off in popularity, the number of problems associated with drones is also on the rise.

During US President Barack Obama's visit to the UK in April, the threat from drones was considered so severe that their usage was banned across parts of London and Windsor.

The Liberal Democrats called for a code of practice to govern how councils use drones while the information watchdog said it was concerned by the news and said councils should consider whether drones were necessary and proportionate .

The drone is part of Amazon's future delivery system known as Prime Air, where several different drones will be deployed for package deliveries.

In 2013, Domino's released footage purporting to show tests of a remote-controlled pizza delivery and in 2014, a Russian pizza chain delivered by drone.

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Qi Cao 2016-05-31
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A huge variety of animals seem capable of reading Earth’s geomagnetic field.

Every three years, the Royal Institute of Navigation organizes a conference focussed solely on animals.

This April, the event was held southwest of London, at Royal Holloway College, whose ornate Victorian-era campus has appeared in “Downton Abbey.” For several days, the world’s foremost animal-navigation researchers presented their data and findings in a small amphitheatre.

And odysseys of this sort are not limited to the feathered tribes.

Instead, Wiltschko discovered that if he put the robins in cages equipped with a Helmholtz coil—a device for creating a uniform magnetic field—the birds would change their orientation when he switched the direction of north.

So do dogs when they crouch to relieve themselves, and horses, cattle, and deer when they graze—except if they are under high-voltage power lines, which have a disruptive influence.

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David Harrison 2016-05-28

A huge variety of animals seem capable of reading Earth s geomagnetic field.

Every three years, the Royal Institute of Navigation organizes a conference focussed solely on animals.

This April, the event was held southwest of London, at Royal Holloway College, whose ornate Victorian-era campus has appeared in Downton Abbey.

And odysseys of this sort are not limited to the feathered tribes.

Instead, Wiltschko discovered that if he put the robins in cages equipped with a Helmholtz coil—a device for creating a uniform magnetic field—the birds would change their orientation when he switched the direction of north.

So do dogs when they crouch to relieve themselves, and horses, cattle, and deer when they graze—except if they are under high-voltage power lines, which have a disruptive influence.

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Michael Wilson 2020-08-25
(Waseda University) Fossils have often been known to tell stories of immobile organisms living in the hard tissues of dead ancient marine animals. Now, scientists from Japan have discovered a new species of extinct bivalves that seem to have lived in a unique habitat: the shell of an ancient, now extinct, leatherback sea turtle while the turtle was alive, which allowed this species to colonize new environments and facilitated the evolution of new species.
sittarajbhar 2021-08-27
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Unlike other aquatic turtles which have hard abdomens, leatherbacks have soft shells and are almost indistinguishable from terrapin turtles in terms of their shell texture.

Their flattened bodies are facilitated by the presence of the gastrocnemius muscle in both the turtle's lower and upper shell.

Their claws also help them to curl into a ball when threatened, although they can also grasp items with their claws without making a wrap.One of the unique features of the leatherback sea turtle is its peculiar breeding cycle.

When a female leatherback turtle starts to lay eggs, the hatchlings will remain in a specially built egg cave for the next six years.

This is because these turtles need the protection of dense underwater foliage in order to lay their eggs comfortably.Once hatched, these reptiles start feeding on small crustaceans, squid, and fish.

They can remain so long as their parents are still around.

Qi Cao 2016-05-31
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A huge variety of animals seem capable of reading Earth’s geomagnetic field.

Every three years, the Royal Institute of Navigation organizes a conference focussed solely on animals.

This April, the event was held southwest of London, at Royal Holloway College, whose ornate Victorian-era campus has appeared in “Downton Abbey.” For several days, the world’s foremost animal-navigation researchers presented their data and findings in a small amphitheatre.

And odysseys of this sort are not limited to the feathered tribes.

Instead, Wiltschko discovered that if he put the robins in cages equipped with a Helmholtz coil—a device for creating a uniform magnetic field—the birds would change their orientation when he switched the direction of north.

So do dogs when they crouch to relieve themselves, and horses, cattle, and deer when they graze—except if they are under high-voltage power lines, which have a disruptive influence.

Michael Vaughn 2019-05-23
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A leatherback sea turtle gave Florida beachgoers a rare sight last week when she was spotted nesting in broad daylight.

The Loggerhead Marinelife Center took pictures of the large female laying in the sand on Singer Island Beach in South Florida.

The center said it’s not known why some turtles choose to nest during the day, noting that it’s “a rare occurrence.”

RARE EASTERN BLACK RHINOCEROS BORN AT CHICAGO ZOO, OFFICIALS SAY

A rehab technician took measurements of the leatherback, the largest sea turtle species currently living, through a permit from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the organization said.

It also warned that witnesses should keep their distance from a nesting female so she can lay her eggs safely and successfully.

Carl Dechant 2016-05-23

No, it's dynamic remotely operated navigation equipment, more commonly known as a drone.

But as they have taken off in popularity, the number of problems associated with drones is also on the rise.

During US President Barack Obama's visit to the UK in April, the threat from drones was considered so severe that their usage was banned across parts of London and Windsor.

The Liberal Democrats called for a code of practice to govern how councils use drones while the information watchdog said it was concerned by the news and said councils should consider whether drones were necessary and proportionate .

The drone is part of Amazon's future delivery system known as Prime Air, where several different drones will be deployed for package deliveries.

In 2013, Domino's released footage purporting to show tests of a remote-controlled pizza delivery and in 2014, a Russian pizza chain delivered by drone.

David Harrison 2016-05-28

A huge variety of animals seem capable of reading Earth s geomagnetic field.

Every three years, the Royal Institute of Navigation organizes a conference focussed solely on animals.

This April, the event was held southwest of London, at Royal Holloway College, whose ornate Victorian-era campus has appeared in Downton Abbey.

And odysseys of this sort are not limited to the feathered tribes.

Instead, Wiltschko discovered that if he put the robins in cages equipped with a Helmholtz coil—a device for creating a uniform magnetic field—the birds would change their orientation when he switched the direction of north.

So do dogs when they crouch to relieve themselves, and horses, cattle, and deer when they graze—except if they are under high-voltage power lines, which have a disruptive influence.