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Tropical Species Are More Common This Year Off the Coast of Halifax

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August 20, 2012
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Warmer than usual weather has been affecting native flora and fauna but it has also brought some unusual marine visitors to Nova Scotia waters.


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Florida Invasives

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National Geographic (Mar. 15, 2012) — Florida's warm weather and lush landscape offer an attractive habitat to a number of invasive species that are wreaking havoc on local ecosystems. Wild Chronicles investigates how these non-native species, including green iguanas, lionfish and a plant called hydrilla, first arrived. Conservationists suggest the ultimate culprits may be humans who release exotic species into an environment not prepared for their presence.
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New Frog Species Found in New York City

New Frog Species Found in New York City

Buzz60 (Mar. 14, 2012) — Jeremy Feinberg, a Rutgers University doctorate candidate, first discovered the unnamed species, a new type of leopard frog, in 2009. Scientists are now officially calling it a new species based off DNA tests. Patrick Jones has more on the frogs that like to hang by Yankee Stadium.   
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Brazil's "Mutant" Mosquitoes Attack Disease

Brazil's "Mutant" Mosquitoes Attack Disease

France 24 (July 4, 2013) — Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes will be released in Brazil over the next few months under an ambitious approach to tackle dengue fever, the world's fastest spreading tropical disease. Scientists have added a gene to the dengue-spreading insect which renders it capable of destroying its own species.
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Rare Right Whale Spotted Off Haida Gwaii

Rare Right Whale Spotted Off Haida Gwaii

CBC (June 20, 2013) — An extremely rare right whale has been spotted off the B.C. coast by government biologists, more than 60 years after the last sighting of the species in Canadian waters.
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