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International Conservation Meet on Animal Trade

Where: Doha, Qatar March 25, 2010 : The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) took place in Doha, Qatar, between March 13 and 25, 2010. The representatives of 175 member nations attended. They held discussions on several animal species that are in danger of becoming extinct because of trade, both legal and illegal. CITES secretary-general Willem Wijnstekers...

Pretty bird no more

Where: London, England April 24, 2007: For 40 years, the people of London have been happy to spot in their parks a bird that seems to have made its way from the Himalayas to the capital of England. With its shocking green body, red beak, long tail and noisy screech, the rose-ringed parakeet brought a vivid splash of colour...

Why is the Dead Sea dead?

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The Dead Sea is indeed a very scary name for a lake. It is called so because nothing lives in it. There are no sea weeds or plants, no fish either. This is because the Dead Sea is nearly six times as salty as the ocean. It also contains many other dissolved minerals, including magnesium chloride, calcium chloride and potassium...

Sea cucumbers look harmless but they have…

Sea cucumbers look harmless but they have a dramatic way of fending off enemies. If a hungry fish comes too close, the sea cucumber shoots out streams of sticky threads which look like spaghetti. These entangle the attacker, giving the sea cucumber time to make a getaway.

Arvind: How do you manage to catch fish at…

Arvind: How do you manage to catch fish at night? Tanuj: Easy, I use glow-worms for bait.

Regular diner to waiter: “Waiter, this piece…

Regular diner to waiter: "Waiter, this piece of fish isn't nearly as good as the piece of fish I had here last week." Waiter: "That's funny - it's off the same fish."

Out of all the fish caught in the world…

Out of all the fish caught in the world, about three quaters are eaten as food. The other quarter is used to make such things as glue, soap, margarine, pet food and fertiliser.

Why are fish such poor tennis players?

They don't like to get too close to the net!

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