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Skipping The Important Details – What About Mormugao’s Marine Mammals?

The expansion of the Mormugao Port to incorporate a coal hub, a project taken up by the Mormugao Port Trust, has raised concern and alarm among people both in the region and based outside it.

Court Rejects Its Own Initiative To Release Poachers On Bail

In a series of unprecedented events, the Chief Judicial Magistrate of Nagpur after considering the objections raised by Advocate Kartik N. Shukul, withdrew his own initiative to release poachers on bail, accused in a tiger poaching case under the Wild life Protection Act. 

Underwater Yeti

Sanctuary Papers: Dose of  Natural History and Science – No ecological niche goes uninhabited. Not even the tops of scorching, chimney-like vents found some 2.4 km. deep on the floor of the Southern Ocean, off Antarctica.

Thereby Hangs A Tail?

Sanctuary Papers: Dose of  Natural History and Science – When you think of an animal’s tail, you think of round, tube-like structures. But, seahorses have tails made of square skeleton segments hitched together that act as protective cages.

All About Symmetry

Sanctuary Papers: Dose of  Natural History and Science – Many animal species can self-repair on losing their body parts such as limbs. The moon jellyfish Aurelia aurita, however, self-repairs with only one agenda in mind – maintaining body symmetry.

House Of Bones

Sanctuary Papers: Dose of  Natural History and Science – Yes, you read right. The bone-house wasp Deuteragenia ossarium literally makes use of the properties of the bones of dead ant corpses to protect its nest.

Flying Machines

Sanctuary Papers: Dose of  Natural History and Science – Let’s list the main features we usually use to identify birds – feathers, wings, hollow bones, powerful muscles, a well-developed respiratory system… to name a few.

Species Brief: The Gaur (Bos Gaurus)

Dr. Nilanjan DasDid You Know?: Did you know that the gaur, also called the Indian bison, is the world’s largest and tallest wild bovine (cattle)? This magnificent animal is native to South Asia and Southeast Asia.

Species Brief: The Tiger (Panthera tigris)

H.V. Praveen KumarDid You Know?: Did you know that the Bengal tiger is the national animal of India and Bangladesh, the Malayan tiger is the national animal of Malaysia, and the Siberian or Amur tiger is the national animal of South Korea? India…

Species Brief: The Leopard (Panthera pardus)

Baiju PatilDid you know?: Did you know that the leopard is found in Sri Lanka, but the tiger is not? The leopard moved into peninsular India long before the tiger and was able to cross over the land bridge between India and Sri Lanka (across the Palk…

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