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International Day for Biological Diversity

On 22 May, the International Day for Biological Diversity was held, underlining the importance of protecting the extraordinary richness made up of all the species living on Earth. The date was chosen to commemorate the day in 1992 when the…

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Four loggerhead sea turtles set free in Genoa

Saturday, 12 May, four sea turtles belonging to the Caretta caretta species – Zelda, Ariel, Tosca, Ciliegia – have gone back to the sea, after being treated at the Genoa Aquarium. They were released at 10:30 am in Corso Italia…

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BioMa, Marine Biodiversity, inaugurated at Miramare BioMa

BioMa, Marine Biodiversity, the new immersive museum at the Marine Protection Area of Miramare, housed in the former Stables of Miramare Castle was inaugurated last Saturday. It is innovative for museums of its kind, and accompanies visitors in an underwater…

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Female scientists who have changed the world

Today we celebrate International Women's Day to remember the rights obtained by women in the last century, and those still to be obtained, and to give them greater space than in the other 364 days of the year. What better…

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Gigantic colony of Adélie penguins discovered

A gigantic colony of no less than 751,527 breeding pairs of Adélie penguins has been discovered in the remote Danger Islands archipelago in the eastern Antarctic Ocean. This discovery was announced by a team of researchers from the United States,…

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King penguins flee global warming

Global warming is severely testing many species living on our Planet, including king penguins. In fact, the populations of king penguins living on islands scattered throughout the Antarctic Ocean, like the Crozet Islands, an archipelago mid-way between Madagascar and the…

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Darwin Day 2018

12 February is Darwin Day, the annual event that falls on the birthday of Charles Darwin (born on 12 February 1809), the British naturalist who, with his theory of evolution, changed the interpretation of events in the world of nature.…

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Sharks and whales endangered by microplastics

Microplastics are putting whales, mantas, whale sharks and all the giants of the sea that feed on plankton and small fish at risk. In fact, since they filter enormous quantities of water, they also ingest large quantities of microplastics –…

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Sea turtles and climate: increasingly more females are hatching

The climate change is putting the survival of green turtles on the Great Barrier coral reef in Australia at risk; in fact, due to global warming, increasingly more females are hatching. It is known that the sex of sea turtles…

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