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Wildlife Officials Finding Ways to Curb Bear-Human Clashes

Wildlife Officials Finding Ways to Curb Bear-Human Clashes

County and local governments are being urged by Florida wildlife officials to come up with proposals to alleviate clashes between bears and humans. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has a budget of $825,000 to fund programs, which may curb contacts between humans and bears.

Gill net probably responsible for dozens of sharks found washed up on beach

Gill net probably responsible for dozens of sharks found washed up on beach

Chris Blankenship, head of the Alabama Division of Marine Resources said that the several dozen sharks discovered washed up on Mobile Bay’s western shore have apparently been killed in a gill net.

The Dauphin Island Sea Lab scientists recognized the sharks as young-of-the-year juvenile bull sharks, which are extremely common in Mobile Bay, one of the most significant shark nursery areas in the Gulf.

Antarctic ice sheet has stopped expanding for the first time in four years

Antarctic ice sheet has stopped expanding for the first time in four years

Arctic ice sheet usually gets media attention for its rapid melting, however, this time it’s the Antarctic where noteworthy activity is going on.

The expansion of the Antarctic ice sheet has been halted for the first time in four years. Moreover, the sea ice extent has gone below average levels.

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