80 critically endangered spotted tree frogs are jumping back into the wild in New South Wales

80 critically endangered spotted tree frogs are jumping back into the wild in New South Wales

80 critically endangered spotted tree frogs are leaping back into the wild in NSW two years after the 2019-20 summer bushfires nearly wiped out the species. “Despite all the challenges this species has suffered, releasing these 80 spotted tree frogs back into the wild is a reminder to have optimism about the conservation work we’re […]

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Reintroducing sea otters can be beneficial to marine ecosystems

Reintroducing sea otters can be beneficial to marine ecosystems

According to a recent analysis, returning sea otters to the Oregon coast is viable and beneficial to the state’s marine ecosystem if optimum reintroduction policies are followed. However, the voracious appetites of sea otters for particular crustaceans may have “insignificant” effects on local fisheries. Sea otters have a disproportionate impact on the ecosystems in which […]

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New Evidence Suggests Octopuses Are Capable of Emotional Pain

New Evidence Suggests Octopuses Are Capable of Emotional Pain

Evidence from a new study suggests that octopuses experience pain emotionally, in addition, to physically; meaning that these intelligent sea creatures process pain similarly to how mammals do. While many invertebrates demonstrate a reflex response to physical stimuli, the ability to truly experience “pain” involves the emotional components of suffering and distress in addition to […]

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