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Eight dolphins found stranded in Florida Keys as of Monday

Eight dolphins found stranded in Florida Keys as of Monday

As of Monday, eight dolphins have been discovered stranded in the Florida Keys. Marine mammal rescue officials have speculated that Hermine pushed the dolphins into shallow waters.

In a press release on Monday, Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder (DPMMR) said that it had found three more stranded spinner dolphins in Florida Bayshallow waters, north of Islamorada in Everglades National Park.

Destructive power of Asian typhoons has intensified by 50% in past 40 years, study finds

Destructive power of Asian typhoons has intensified by 50% in past 40 years, study finds

A latest study has found that the devastating power of the typhoons causing havoc throughout China, Korea, Japan, and the Philippines has become 50% stronger in the last four decades because of warming seas.

The researchers have cautioned that global warming will make the huge storms even stronger in the coming time, putting the huge and growing coastal populations of such countries in danger.

IUCN downgrades eastern gorilla to ‘critically endangered’

IUCN downgrades eastern gorilla to ‘critically endangered’

A new reported issued by theInternational Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) said that as a result of an increase in present habitat across China, the giant pandas population has gone up by 17% from 2004 to 2014, prompting the group to move the panda off of its endangered species list. Now, the giant panda has been labeled ‘vulnerable’.

Oceans hit their limits to cope with rising temperatures: Study

Oceans hit their limits to cope with rising temperatures: Study

Severe weather conditions like hurricanes in oceans is a signal that they have hit their limits to deal with the heft of climate change, states a report published by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

Santa Cruz: Hunt for mystery sea otter killer still on

Santa Cruz: Hunt for mystery sea otter killer still on

In the recent weeks, southern sea otters have become the target of deadly gunfire, which prompts animal-rights advocates to take action.

On Friday, the authorities doubled a reward to $20,000 for any kind of information about the one behind the death of the marine mammals previous month in Santa Cruz County.

African elephants in danger of being wiped out: study

African elephants in danger of being wiped out: study

African savanna elephants’ population has shrunk drastically over the past few years due to poaching, prompting wildlife experts to warn that the species is in danger of being wiped out.

A new study, funded by Microsoft co-founder & philanthropist Paul Allen, showed that savanna elephants’ population in Africa has shrunk nearly 30 per cent between 2007 and 2014, and it continues to decline at a rate of around 8 per cent per annum.

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