Author Archive for Atula

Atula is a writer, traveler and a nature-lover. She is also mom to a boy who seems to have inherited all her creative genes. When Atula is not busy making up stories with her son, she writes for numerous magazines, websites and blogs. She is also working on her site on endangered species called indiasendangered.com.

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Fined for Saving A Baby Seal!

A Massachusetts couple has had to pay a big price quite literally for what they thought was a good deed. The two saved a baby seal last weekend and now face a fine of 5,000 dollars as fine!

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Surprise Killer Whale Encounter off a Vancouver Tour Boat!

For passengers of a Vancouver tour boat, Harbour Cruises, it was a sight to remember when last Friday they witnessed a pod of orca whales cruising into the waters underneath the Lions Gate Bridge.

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How Marine Mammals Stay Underwater for Hours without Breathing

Marine mammals have a special ability, one that humans can hardly replicate. They can hold their breath for hours inside water appearing on the surface for a brief second to fill up and submerge again. Now scientists say they have finally found the property that allows these mammals to do so.

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‘Ugly’ Species losing Conservation Funds to ‘Celebrity’ Species

There are nearly 20,000 animal and plant species in the world that are threatened and need all the help they can get to survive on the planet, but according to a new report, only 80 odd ‘celebrity species’ hog the limelight with little funding or conservation efforts for the others equally doomed.

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With Warming Climate Polar Bears more Vulnerable to Disease Pathogens

Global Warming and shrinking habitat are already some of the challenges Polar bears are facing in today’s world and now, to make their life tougher, a study has revealed how warmer climates could make these animals more vulnerable to an array of pathogens and infections.

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Baby Hippo Takes Flight to Reach her New Home

Flying a four month old to her new home on the banks of the South Luangwa River in Zambia, was one of the best things one passenger aircraft did in a long time. That is because the very special passenger was Douglina, an orphaned baby hippopotamus!

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Why is the White Tiger White?

Scientists have finally understood the reason why some tigers are born white. According to a study appearing in Current Biology the anomaly is due to a single change in a known pigment gene.th

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Right Whale baby Survives Despite being Born in Cold Waters

North Atlantic Right Whales usually give birth in the warm waters of Florida and Georgia, but one mother who missed migration gave birth off the coast Massachusetts. While scientists worried that the baby whale would die in the cold water, against all odds the calf survived and both mother and baby have now been reunited with their pod.

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Endangered California Condors Threatened by Lead Poisoning

Lead poisoning, it has been revealed is the biggest killer of Endangered California condors. The peregrine fund, that also raises and frees the condors found that the poisonous metal was also affecting birds that are bred in captivity.

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Video Captures Stunning Footage of Rare Javan Leopard

The Javan leopard is one of the rarest animals on earth and to capture a clear image of the animal in the wild is an even more rare opportunity. Recently though a camera trap set to capture the wild cat in its forest home in Indonesia was able to provide to the world with some incredible footage.

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Scientist use Earthquake Monitoring Data to Track Whales

Fin Whales are the second largest animals in the world and yet the least understood. But scientists are now trying out ways to find out more about these sea mammals by using technology used to study earthquakes.gr

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Zoo Welcomes Bornean Orangutan Baby after 18 years

Devon’s Paignton Zoo keepers can’t stop admiring the cute little member of their zoo family who joined them less than a month ago. Born to mom orangutan, the newborn is the first orangutan birth in 18 years at the zoo. Resting in mom’s strong arms, the little ape is a girl, think the zoo officials. […]