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Oyster Population Even Lower Than Previously Thought

It's long been known that there are far fewer oysters in the bay than there used to be, but research from the University of Maryland suggests the drop is even more severe than earlier estimates.

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Zoo Animals Knew About Earthquake Ahead of Time

The National Zoo says some of its animals knew about yesterday's quake well before any humans did.

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Zoo Experiment Sheds New Light on Animal Intelligence

The National Zoo's Don Moore says people often have the wrong idea about elephants. They’re a lot smarter than we think.

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Elephant At National Zoo Can Solve Problems

Over in the Zoo's elephant house, Kandula is busy bowing and curtsying to a trainer's commands.

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Year-Round Canada Geese Create Year-Round Headaches

What happens when things that everyone expects to migrate just, well, don't? Much like an unwanted house guest who overstays his or her welcome, non-migratory Canada geese set up shop year-round. This causes problems for humans and the environment alike.

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Rockville Wrestles With How To Control Deer Population

White tail deer are a growing problem in the city of Rockville, Md., and now city officials are asking for residents' input on how to control them.

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Volunteers To Help Sea Turtles

This is the time of year when endangered sea-turtle nests are hatching, and volunteers in Virginia are trying to make sure hatchlings survive.

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