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Meet Your Aquatic Swimming Mates: Invertebrates

In the latest installment of the summer's What's Bugging You series, Paige Howorth, curator of invertebrates at the San Diego Zoo, takes us on a tour of the aquatic bug world.
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From 'The Water's Edge To The Cutting Edge': Fish Skeletons, CT Scans And Engineering

Professor Adam Summers is a "fish guy." He uses fish to get engineering ideas. His latest project is to CT scan every type of fish — all 33,000 of them.
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Travel NIghtmare: Monkey Business

In the latest story from listeners about their Travel Nightmares, Susan Ford Hoffert tells us about a monkey attack in South Africa.
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Researchers Report More Great White Sharks Along East Coast

A restoration of the seal population in the Northeast means more activity among their greatest predator. Researchers on Cape Cod are studying the their movements and educating the public about safety.
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Larry The Lobster, Saved From Stockpot, Dies In Styrofoam Instead

Animal activists had teamed up to save a 15-pound lobster, at least 60 years old, from being dinner. They shipped him to a Maine aquarium — but the story doesn't have a happy ending.
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Can Dogs Help Sniff Out Low Blood Sugar In Diabetes?

Trained dogs are increasingly being used to help people with diabetes detect hypoglycemia. One study finds the dogs can indeed do that, but aren't as reliable as a continuous glucose monitor.
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Sea Slug? Disco Ball? Beautiful Deep-Sea Purple Blob Puzzles Scientists

"I have no idea. I can't even hazard a guess to phylum," one scientist says. The curious orb was found and captured during a recent Nautilus expedition near California's Channel Islands.
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Oyster Archaeology: Ancient Trash Holds Clues To Sustainable Harvesting

Modern-day oyster populations in the Chesapeake are dwindling, but a multi-millennia archaeological survey shows that wasn't always the case. Native Americans harvested the shellfish sustainably.

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Call It A Cat And Cat Game

Larry, 10 Downing Street's mouser, and Palmerston, the Foreign Office cat, were caught brawling. Then Palmerston snuck into the premier's offices. Authorities intervened, saving Larry further injury.
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Mysterious And Known As The 'Raven': Scientists Identify New Whale Species

"There have been a lot of people out there surveying whales for a long time and never come across this," a researcher says. But Japanese fishermen have told stories about this dark whale for years.

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