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Border Collies: The Real Stars of New Zealand

Border Collies: The Real Stars of New Zealand

Natural Habitat Adventures June 9, 2014 0

A New Zealand Travel Tale brought to you by Valerie Wimberley, Air Travel Specialist at Nat Hab There are many reasons people travel to New Zealand.  It is a stunningly beautiful country with soaring

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Where in the World You Can See Penguins

Where in the World You Can See Penguins

Maddi Higgins April 23, 2014 1

They slide on their bellies across the snow, congregate on icebergs and seem to fly through freezing water in search of fish. That’s how most people picture penguins, in Antarctica. The southernmost continent has

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Video: Effects of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch on Midway Atoll Albatrosses

Video: Effects of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch on Midway Atoll Albatrosses

Candice Gaukel Andrews October 17, 2013 32

In one of the most remote places on Earth, an albatross fight is taking place. The battleground is the Midway Atoll, located more than 2,000 miles away from the nearest continent. On this small

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Is Animal Altruism Real?

Is Animal Altruism Real?

Candice Gaukel Andrews February 5, 2013 23

Recently, when a group of sperm whales about a thousand miles off the coast of Lisbon, Portugal, took in an adult bottlenose dolphin, behavioral ecologists were puzzled. While cross-species interactions are not uncommon among

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Stewart Island: New Zealand’s Isle of Glowing Skies

Stewart Island: New Zealand’s Isle of Glowing Skies

Lisa Poppleton May 22, 2012 0

In Maori, Rakiura means “Land of Glowing Skies.”  Brilliant sunrises and sunsets demarcate the tranquil days on Rakiura—also known as Stewart—Island, while its location at 47˚ south latitude favorably positions it for viewing the

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More Penguins—and People—in Antarctica than Previously Thought

More Penguins—and People—in Antarctica than Previously Thought

Candice Gaukel Andrews April 24, 2012 5

There are twice as many emperor penguins in Antarctica than previously thought, stated the National Science Foundation in mid April. That’s certainly good news, as concerns about the effects of global warming on penguin

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Great Migrations—from Small Creatures

Great Migrations—from Small Creatures

Candice Gaukel Andrews May 10, 2011 4

If you dread overseas flights because you always land intolerably tired and exceedingly hungry, I have some facts that might help you put such ordeals into perspective. It was recently discovered that a female

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What’s Your Canoe?

What’s Your Canoe?

Candice Gaukel Andrews September 20, 2010 5

Upon meeting someone new, we usually try to find out two salient facts about the person within the first 30 seconds of being introduced: his or her name and what he or she does

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