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New Carnivorous Sponge Species Discovered

A new species of carnivorous sponge has been discovered in the North Atlantic Ocean by a team of scientists from the Bedford Institute of Oceanography (BIO). The sponge, Cladorhiza kenchingtonae, was named after Dr. Ellen Kenchington of Fisheries and Oceans Canada because of her numerous contributions to the scientific field of deep-sea benthic ecology, biodiversity monitoring and protection. The sponge

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Wild Dolphins Prone to Injury If Fed by Humans

A new study based in Sarasota Bay, Florida, concludes that wild dolphins are more likely to be injured if humans feed them, even through unintentional means like discarding bait. This is the first study that directly links human-related feeding of wild dolphins with increased risks of injury from human interactions such as boat strikes, entanglement in fishing gear or ingestion

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