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Experts Fire Cannons to Save Elusive Shorebirds

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September 20, 2013
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Scientists researching plummeting populations of one of the world's most renowned shorebirds, the red knot, fire cannons carrying nets to capture them for study. Propelled by a tiny wingspan, the red knot is famous for marathon migrations.


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TX Zoo Fire Kills Rare Komodo Dragon

TX Zoo Fire Kills Rare Komodo Dragon

AP (Dec. 17, 2013) — A fire at the San Antonio, Texas zoo killed six reptiles including a rare komodo dragon. 90 other reptiles including the zoo's second komodo dragon were saved. Fire officials suspect that a mat used to keep the animals warm sparked the fire. (Dec. 17)
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Man Files Lawsuit Over Anti-Bird Blueberry Cannons

Man Files Lawsuit Over Anti-Bird Blueberry Cannons

CBC (Aug. 22, 2011) — Propane-fuelled cannons used to scare birds off farmland in Surrey, British Columbia, have prompted a local resident to file a lawsuit over the racket.
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Government Approves East Coast Oil Exploration

Government Approves East Coast Oil Exploration

AP (July 18, 2014) — The Obama administration approved the use of sonic cannons to discover deposits under the ocean floor by shooting sound waves 100 times louder than a jet engine through waters shared by endangered whales and turtles. (July 18) Video provided by AP
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Male Lyrebirds Get Their Rhythmic Groove on at Mating Time

Male Lyrebirds Get Their Rhythmic Groove on at Mating Time

Reuters (June 7, 2013) — The elusive lyrebird, one of Australia's unique animal species, knows how to dance to its own song, according to scientists. The discovery supports the long held theory that for humans as well, music and dance are innately connected and can play a part in taking romance to the next level. Elly Park reports.
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