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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

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A collection of interesting biodiversity news from February (09/03/17)
Marine

 
Banned chemicals persist in deep ocean
 
Deep-sea squid points a big, bulging eye up and a tiny eye down
 
Underwater meadows that protect humans from deadly bacteria in alarming global decline

Terrestrial
 
Bat hibernation: Scottish quest to solve puzzle 
 
Wet summer means less sparrowhawks, say Norfolk conservationists
 
Why are the geese on a pond in King’s Lynn turning white?
 
Norfolk’s area of outstanding natural beauty
 
Naica's crystal caves hold long-dormant life
 
Mysteries of elephant sleep revealed
 
Bumblebees can tell who visited flowers by smelly footprints
 
Winter migration of monarch butterflies to Mexico drops after one-year recovery
 
Plant keeps moths captive inside its fruits for almost a year
 
Orangutan squeaks reveal language evolution, says study
 
Why grey wolves kill less prey when brown bears are around
 
Seeds offer clue to domesticated plants' larger size
 
Huge otter fossil, millions of years old, discovered in China
 
How birds of a feather evolved together
 
Bison return to Banff national park in Canada
 
Endangered antelope 'may be wiped out'