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  1. page Baikal Teal edited Name Baikal Teal Scientific name: Anas Formosa NickName: Bimaculate Duck & Squawk Duck Des…
    Name
    Baikal Teal
    Scientific name: Anas Formosa
    NickName: Bimaculate Duck & Squawk Duck
    Description:
    39-42 centimeters long.
    Males- Similar in size to teal. Males have a green nape, yellow and black auriculars, necks and throat. Dark crown. Developing brighter colors during breeding times.
    Females- Look very similar to the Green Winged Teal. Light eyebrow bordered by a dark crown.
    Habitat:
    Locations: Siberia, Yenisey basin to Kamchatka, northern Koryak. Mostly the contient of Asia.
    The Baikal Teal migrate down to Japan, South Korea and Taiwan during the winter.
    Problems:
    Solutions:
    References:

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  3. page Abbott's Booby edited Name: Abbott's Booby (Papasula abbotti). This species is named for William Louis Abbott who discov…
    Name: Abbott's Booby (Papasula abbotti). This species is named for William Louis Abbott who discovered it on Assumption Island in 1892.
    Description: Mammal
    Length: 79 cm
    Weight: 1460 g
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    Food: Adult birds feed on fish and squid and feed the chicks by regurgitation.
    Breeding: The species nests in emergent trees in rainforest, with pairs laying a single egg, mainly in June or July. Growth of the chick is slow, with most making their first flight in December or January, and remaining dependent on the parent birds for food for about the next 230 days.
    Habitat: Continents: Christmas Island, Australia
    History: Formerly it bred on other Indian Ocean islands. There is fossil evidence of its former presence in the South Pacific, and eyewitness reports of it formerly breeding on the Mascarene Islands. In April 2007 an individual of this species was photographed at a booby colony on Rota in the Pacific Ocean
    Problems: Much of the breeding habitat of the Abbott’s Booby was destroyed by phosphate mining in the 1960s and 1970s and it is classified as Endangered. The population is estimated to be about 3000 birds and decreasing. On Christmas Island, threats include cyclones, degradation of breeding habitat and Yellow Crazy Ants. Offshore potential threats are overfishing and marine pollution.
    References:
    http://www.arkive.org/abbotts-booby/papasula-abbotti/
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abbott%27s_booby

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Sunday, January 3

  1. page Grey Bamboo Shark edited Common Name: Grey Bamboo Shark Scientific Name: Chiloscyllium griseum Nickname: Category: Fish …
    Common Name: Grey Bamboo Shark
    Scientific Name: Chiloscyllium griseum
    Nickname:
    Category: Fish
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    Description: The grey bamboo shark is a very heavily built, thick fish that can grow up to 74cm long. The adults are brown in color
    with no patter and younger sharks have dark bands of color. Their noses protrude out beyond their eyes.
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    Diet: Feeds mostly on invertebrates, small fish, and other small sea creatures. They are nocturnal, so they hunt at night.
    Breeding: Lay eggs
    Locations:Habitat: In the
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    Paua New Guinea.
    History:
    Where?: Live
    Guinea, and live at the
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    of inshore waters.waters and some coral reefs. They do not hibernate and not much is known about their migratory patterns. Other sharks and larger fish tend to be predators of them. Bamboo sharks can be told apart from each other according to their patterns and is commonly mistaken for a nurse shark.
    Problems: The Grey Bamboo Shark is endangered for a few reasons, and part of it is just because of its habitat. Most sharks in general do not colonize below 1,500 meters below the surface, so they are more vulnerable to human activities. Their habitat, coral reefs, are also slowly fading away due to pollution, erosion, and other factors which causes problems for the shark. Decreases in their prey is also a problem.
    Solutions: Not much is being done to help grey bamboo sharks themselves other than some aquariums breeding them, but there are efforts being taken to save their habitat, coral reefs. Fishing bans and pollution laws are efforts to save coral reefs, as well as making the oceans more acidic so organisms can use carbon to grow their skeletons.
    REFERENCES:

    Shark Foundation
    http://www.shark.ch/Database/Search/species.html?sh_id=1150
    Down below
    http://www.downbelow.co.uk/sharks.html
    Wallpaper.Searchrealm
    http://wallpaper.searchrealm.com/information/Shark.html
    BBC
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/3487869.stm

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  2. page Bumblebee Bat edited ... By Mason Hayes {http://www.edgeofexistence.org/conservation/images/Bumblebee_bat_image_000…
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    By Mason Hayes
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    Scientific Name: Craseonycteris thonglongyai
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  3. page Bumblebee Bat edited Bumblebee Bat By Mason Hayes {http://www.edgeofexistence.org/conservation/images/Bumblebee_bat_i…
    Bumblebee Bat By Mason Hayes
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    Scientific Name: Craseonycteris thonglongyai
    AKA: Kitti's Hog-Nosed Bat
    Description: The Bumblebee Bat may be the smallest mammal on earth, growing up to 33 mm and weighing in at 1.7 to 2 grams, which is about as much as a dime weighs. Its wingspan can grow up to 3 inches. It can be gray or reddish brown, has relatively large ears, and a hog like snout, giving it it's nickname. The bat feeds on insects, and grabs them either while in midair, or while the insect sits on a leaf or twig. Very little is known about how they reproduce, and they give birth to a single young every year in late April.
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    burning of f.orestsforests near their
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    in Thailand.
    Problem: The bat has become endangered due to the annual burning of forests in Thailand. The burnings take place near their caves, killing both them and their food supply.
    Solutions: The Bumblebee Bat and its habitat have been protected by law in the countries they live in. The Bat was also included as one of the 10 species to be investigated by the Zoological Society of London Edge of Existence Programme in 2007. This program helps put into progress many plans to save endangered species.
    References: http://www.earthsendangered.com/profile.asp?gr=&view=c&ID=3&sp=26
    Earth's Endangered Species - Bumblebee Bat
    http://www.theanimalfiles.com/mammals/bats/bumblebee_bat.html
    The Animal Files - Bumblebee Bat

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Saturday, January 2

  1. page Barnard's Rock Catfish edited ... Rock Catfish By Mr. Rogers {http://cmsdata.iucn.org/img/rock_catfish_8923.jpg} Descrip…

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    Rock Catfish By Mr. Rogers
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    Description
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  2. page Barnard's Rock Catfish edited ... Solutions No plans are underway right now to save the species individually but there are plan…
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    Solutions
    No plans are underway right now to save the species individually but there are plans to restore the rivers which give home to this species and others that live in the rivers.
    Sources
    http://www.iucnredlist.org/apps/redlist/details/2426/0

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