Archive for November, 2013

What if Mozambique found a new species of Hammerhead?

A new hammerhead shark species was discovered in the beginning of November. University of South Carolina researcher Joe Quattro and his team discovered the Carolina hammerhead, Sphyrna gilberti. Their research on the scalloped hammerhead (Sphyrna lewini) led them to find some anomalies within their individual sharks, which led them to their discovery. One of these differences was the number of vertebrae, and x-rays were able… Read more »

Species+ Developed by CITES and CMS: Look up your favorite animal!

Source CITES Species+ is a new online resource providing comprehensive information on globally protected species. It includes all species covered by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), as well as those included in the EU Wildlife Trade Regulations. Species+ can be accessed at www.speciesplus.net What is Species+?… Read more »

HOW TO: UNDERSTAND FEMALE BEHAVIOUR

November 6, 2013 · by mozturtles · in Conservation, Mozambique, Sea Turtle. · Yes that’s right its that time of year again, the mangoes are ripening, the humidity is building, the tourists are arriving- But that’s not the point of this post! It’s the nesting turtle time of year. They arrive along the sandy beaches of Southern Mozambique in late October and November. We are lucky enough to have two species… Read more »