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Scientists discover a new species of snake hiding in plain sight

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Sometimes, looking at things we thought we knew with fresh eyes (and new tools) can lead to incredible discoveries. That's what happened when Jeff Weinell, a graduate research assistant at the University of Kansas' ...

This new orchid species is the ‘ugliest’ in the world

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Orchids are often thought of as beautiful, delicate and vibrant -- but a newly identified plant might just change your mind. The "Gastrodia agnicellus" -- labeled the "ugliest orchid in the world" -- is one of this...

Python-sniffing dogs in Florida start successfully tracking invasive species

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close Video Fox News Flash top headlines for December 16 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. Florida is turning to the dogs to help solve its Burmese python problem....

A snow leopard has tested positive for coronavirus, making it the sixth confirmed animal species

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Another big cat tested positive for coronavirus, this time a snow leopard at a Kentucky zoo. It's the sixth animal species confirmed to have been infected with the virus after human contact The 5-year-old female sn...

New ‘sea dragon’ species discovered by amateur fossil hunter off English coast

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A British fossil hunter has found a previously unidentified "sea dragon" on the southern English coast. Steve Etches unearthed the well-preserved ichthyosaur fossil in limestone on the Jurassic Coast in Dorset. He t...

New whale species discovered in Mexico

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Scientists working off the western coast of Mexico say they have found a previously unknown species of whale. Three beaked whales were spotted last month by a team of scientists working with the Sea Shepherd Conserv...

An invasive species of giant lizard has been making its way through the Southeast

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An invasive species of giant lizard is invading the Southeast and threatening native wildlife. The Argentine black and white tegu is a native of South America and eats the eggs of ground-nesting birds, according to ...

New gelatinous ‘blob’ species discovered in the depths of the ocean

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close Video Human-sized jellyfish lurking off English coast stuns divers A human-sized jellyfish lurking off the coast of the English Channel stunned divers who said, ‘it’s an experience we’ll never forget.’ S...

NOAA scientists discover a new species of a gelatinous animal in the waters near Puerto Rico

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Scientists have discovered a new species of ctenophore, or comb jelly, near Puerto Rico. The newly named Duobrachium sparksae was discovered two and a half miles below sea level by the National Oceanic and Atmosphe...

A rare species of whale washed ashore dead in North Carolina

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A North Atlantic right whale calf was discovered dead on the shore of a barrier island off North Carolina on Friday, according to officials. The right whale is one of the rarest marine mammals in the world, accordin...

The bee population is dying. Researchers have created the first global map of the species to save them

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More than 20,000 species of bee exist throughout the world -- and they are dying, thanks to climate change, pesticide poisoning and plant loss. Researchers have taken an important first step toward bee conservation...

Scientists discover new endangered primate species, with only 260 left

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Scientists have discovered a new primate species in the jungles of Myanmar -- and it's already at risk of extinction. The Popa langur is a type of monkey with a long tail, rings around its eyes, and a crest of fur o...

Scientists discover two new marsupial species in Australia

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If you take a walk through the forests of Australia's east coast, you might come across the greater glider -- a possum-sized marsupial with big ears and a long furry tail, that glides from tree to tree. Until last w...

Covid-19 tests given to cats, dogs, dolphins and more animal species by US scientists

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(Kaiser Health News)As Covid-19 cases surge in the US, one Texas veterinarian has been quietly tracking the spread of the disease — not in people, but in their pets. Since June, Sarah Hamer and her team at Texas A&a...

Whales and other wildlife species could get COVID-19: ‘Potential cascading impacts’ around the world

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close Video Fox News Flash top headlines for October 18 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. More than 7 million Americans have become ill with COVID-19, resulting in...

Two exotic tick species found in Rhode Island for the first time, officials say

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close Video Connecticut resident is state's fourth to contract rare tick-borne illness linked to brain infections, death Another Connecticut resident has contracted Powassan encephalitis, a rare tick-borne illnes...

Maryland fisherman breaks state record for fish species even he couldn’t identify

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close Video Raw video: Great white shark spotted circling fishing boat off Florida coast Captain Kyle Rosenblatt was fishing 20 miles off the coast of Florida when he spotted a great white shark circling his boat...

Asst. Sec. for Fish, Wildlife, Parks Wallace: Manatee, Hawaiian goose and more imperiled species being saved

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close Video Manatee appears to hug a snorkeler in Florida river Raw video: Manatee gets up-close and personal with a woman snorkeling in Crystal River, Florida. No administration in history has recovered more i...