Good News Notes: “Brian Kelly, a panther biologist for the state of Florida, opens a creaking gate near Fisheating Creek, a narrow ribbon of preserved land just west of Lake Okeechobee. The path leads from trucks rumbling by on U.S. Highway 27 to a world of towering oaks, cypress heads and a tannic-stained creek that…
Good News Notes: “A 66 million-year-old fossilized lung from a previously unknown species of ancient fish, as large as a great white shark, has recently been uncovered in Morocco. Researchers believe the fish was a much larger member of the coelacanths, an Order of fish nicknamed the ‘living fossils that were thought to be extinct…
Good News Notes: “In the fields of paleontology, biology, or ecology, the term “Lazarus taxon” refers to a species that disappears for a time – either from the fossil records or directly believed to be extinct – only to return at a later time. Throughout history, animals become irreversibly extinct, which is an unfortunate event….
Good News Notes: “A study from researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have revealed that fossils found in west Alabama belonged to a turtle who swam the seas 75 million years ago. The discovery of the new genus and species of sea turtle may fill a gap in the animal’s evolution, according to…