Environment

Alligator gar could be much-needed solution to control invasive Asian carp in US waters

Alligator gar could be much-needed solution to control invasive Asian carp in US waters

Alligator gar that has disappeared from many US states a half-century ago and once considered as a reviled predator is now considered as a potential weapon against the invasive Asian carp. Efforts are now being made to reintroduce the species that can grow longer than a horse and heavier than a refrigerator in the northern part of its oldest range.

Western Australia fisherman spots strange-looking bloated whale carcass

Western Australia fisherman spots strange-looking bloated whale carcass

When they were boating off the coast of Western Australia in Indian Ocean, Mark Watkins and his father were fishing 25 nautical miles from Bunbury, south of Perth, on Wednesday, saw an odd looking, what appears like a object floating. On closed approach, they realize it is likely to be carcass of a huge whale, whose stomach might have swollen in a shape of balloon for some reason.

Alligator fish is latest weapon in fight against Asian carp

Alligator fish is latest weapon in fight against Asian carp

Most of people can’t love alligator gar. The long nose, two rows of teeth, and such sharp scales that Native Americans used as arrowheads, all have made it difficult for many Midwestern states to understand introducing the ‘river monster’ again.

Ecologists use drones to create accurate lists of whale, dolphin pods near Hawaii

Ecologists use drones to create accurate lists of whale, dolphin pods near Hawaii

This summer, ecologists have used drones to come up with more precise lists of the whale and dolphin pods around Hawaii, first time ever.

The recent use of drones in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's whale-watching expedition has shed light on another application of the nonmilitary functions for the drones, playing an increasing part in police work, real estate, or even firefighting.

Once-hated Alligator Gar Fish Will Help Deal With Invasive Asian Carp

Once-hated Alligator Gar Fish Will Help Deal With Invasive Asian Carp

There was a time when alligator gar was a hated fish species and reviled predator, but today, it is seen as a valuable creature to deal with invasive Asian carp. It’s a huge fish that can grow up to 10 feet. In addition, it could weight around 300 lb.

Gray Wolf Only True Wolf Species in US: Study

Gray Wolf Only True Wolf Species in US: Study

A new research has discovered that the US is home to only one true wolf species: gray wolf. It also stated that the red wolf of the Southern US and central Ontario’s eastern wolf aren’t true wolf species. They could be considered as coyote and gray wolf hybrids, as per the study published in Science Advances on Wednesday (July 27).

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