Archive for January 20th, 2018:

The man risking his life to save pink dolphins

Colombian biologist Fernando Trujillo has dedicated his life to saving the Amazon’s rare pink river dolphins. Their food source and habitat are under threat from over-fishing and an increasing human population. Trujillo has worked for 30 years in dangerous areas of the Amazon, and in 2007 won the Whitley Fund for Nature award for his

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Dolphin diet study gives conservation clues

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Wild bottlenose dolphin swimming off Florida Wild dolphins need up to 33,000 calories a day, researchers have found – equivalent to about 60 portions of salmon. In contrast, Olympic swimmers – who are smaller and less active – burn about 12,000 calories a day during training. Studying the metabolic

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UK firm contracts to service satellites

Image copyright EFFECTIVE SPACE Image caption Artwork: The “Space Drone” (yellow) would dock with the ageing telecommunications satellite (orange) A UK-headquartered company says it has won a contract to send spacecraft to dock with two existing satellites to extend their lives. Effective Space will not name the satellites’ owner at this stage – only that

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