Turtle hatching on the Beach
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
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A new species of Caribbean Coral has been named after singer Jennifer Lopez. Researchers found the new species in Mona Passage off the coast of Puerto Rico.
The newly found Pontarachnid mite represents a common but still unstudied group of marine animals. Nothing is known about the life cycle of these animals.
The new species was collected from a depth of 70 metres, the deepest place from which Pontarachnid mites have been found until now.
"The reason behind the unusual choice of name for the new species is that JLo’s songs and videos kept the team in a continuous good mood when writing the manuscript and watching World Cup football 2014," explained Vladimir Pesic from University of Montenegro.
More than 200,000 people have signed an online petition calling for a polar bear living in ‘deplorable’ conditions in an Argentinian Zoo to be moved.
Arturo is currently being kept in a cramped, concrete enclosure at Argentina’s Mendoza Zoo, where temperatures can climb to 104F (40C), with just a 20-inch-deep pool for him to keep cool.
Margaret Howe Lovatt’s relationship with a dolphin in the 1960s became fodder for Hustler in the ’70s and ended in tragedy.
Lovatt was working with scientist John Lilly, on the Caribbean Island of St. Thomas, to better understand dolphins, and she hoped to teach one of them to speak English. To that end, she began living with a dolphin named Peter for 24 hours a day, six days a week, writes Christopher Riley, who recently filmed a documentary about Lovatt’s story, in the Guardian. The young Peter had sexual urges: “He was very, very interested in my anatomy,” Lovatt says. Getting him to other dolphins was a cumbersome effort, so she relieved his urges manually.