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Rare species found in marine study

Earth News - 22nd August 2014
Divers discover rare species of marine life such as stalked jellyfish and squat lobsters in a study of Somerset's Porlock Bay.

Stench of decay turns coral away

Earth News - 22nd August 2014
Baby coral and fish can smell the difference between good and bad reefs, say marine ecologists.

VIDEO: Female anaconda has 'virgin birth'

Earth News - 21st August 2014
The arrival of three baby anacondas at West Midland Safari Park is heralded as a 'miraculous virgin birth' by staff.

Fence to stem human-elephant conflict

Earth News - 21st August 2014
How can trees prevent human-elephant conflict?

Earliest evidence of snail-eating

Earth News - 21st August 2014
Palaeolithic humans in Spain began eating snails 10,000 years earlier than their Mediterranean neighbours, a study reveals.

Osprey pair nest at nature reserve

Earth News - 21st August 2014
A pair of rare ospreys nest at a nature reserve in Cumbria for the first time, conservationists confirm.

Seals 'brought TB to the Americas'

Earth News - 21st August 2014
Marine mammals brought tuberculosis to the Americas before the Europeans arrived, a study suggests.

Spiders 'do better' in cities

Earth News - 20th August 2014
Female orb-weaving spiders grow larger and have an increased ability to reproduce when living in urban areas, a new study shows.

Greenland ice sheet losses double

Earth News - 20th August 2014
A new assessment from Europe's CryoSat spacecraft shows Greenland to be losing about 375 cu km of ice each year.

Tree-hugging snakes put safety first

Earth News - 20th August 2014
For the first time, biologists measure the force applied by climbing snakes and find that they squeeze up to five times harder than necessary.

VIDEO: Africa's elephants in net decline

Earth News - 19th August 2014
A new study suggests the number of Africa's elephants has declined to a critical point.

Drugs-bust primate given UK asylum

Earth News - 19th August 2014
A primate confiscated during a drugs raid by police in the Maldives is flown 5,000 miles to the UK to start a new life.

Fish filmed spitting 'fireworks'

Earth News - 19th August 2014
Filmmakers capture spectacular defensive lightshow

Crocodile kills Australia fisherman

Earth News - 19th August 2014
A man is killed by a giant saltwater crocodile as he fished with his wife in northern Australia - the fourth fatal attack this year.

Camouflage sheet inspired by octopus

Earth News - 18th August 2014
Basing their work on the techniques used by octopuses and cuttlefish, US engineers have produced a flexible, colour-changing material.

Rare birds attempt to nest in UK

Earth News - 18th August 2014
Two rare birds usually found in the Mediterranean region are spotted building a nest at a nature reserve in Lincolnshire.

Elephant deaths reach tipping point

Earth News - 18th August 2014
Africa's elephants have reached a tipping point, where more are being killed each year by poachers than are being born, a study suggests.

VIDEO: Nature's light display

Earth News - 18th August 2014
One of nature's most dazzling underwater displays, bioluminescence, is captured as a form of self-defence by a film crew in Puerto Rico.

River turtle mothers 'talk' to young

Earth News - 18th August 2014
Amazon river turtles communicate with their hatchlings and with one another using vocalisations, recordings reveal.

SeaWorld to redesign its whale tank

Earth News - 16th August 2014
The US marine park SeaWorld is to build a new killer whale enclosure as criticism grows over how the park handles the animals.