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Marine heatwaves are forcing sea turtles, whales and other wildlife to relocate thousands of miles away from their natural habitats, study shows ‘Thermal displacement’  shifts ocean temperatures...

A villain with the markings of the Marvel character Deadpool is among several new species with so-called “super powers” to have created a buzz with scientists in Australia. The country’s...

‘Survival of the friendliest’: Species that partner and cooperate with others are more likely to endure, new interpretation of Darwin’s theory suggests A new book by Duke University...

Four bizarre new species of giant single-celled organisms are discovered on the seabed three MILES below the surface of the Pacific Ocean Species of xenophyophores were found in the Clarion-Clipper zone...

Endangered spiny seahorse returns to its former stronghold in Dorset after the coronavirus lockdown leads to a reduction in people and boat traffic The seahorse was found in Dorset during a regular survey...

Marine species are edging closer to Earth’s poles at an average pace of 3.7 miles per year as climate change causes global ocean temperatures to rise Experts reviewed 258 studies into shifting...

New iguana species is found ‘hiding in plain sight’ in the Caribbean – having been known to inhabitants for years but thought to be a South American ‘invader’ Southern Antilles...

New species of frog the size of a 5p coin is discovered in Madagascar – and it has already been classed as ‘critically endangered’ by conservationists Stump-toed frog, or Stumpffia troschaueri,...

Four ‘sister’ species of the horseshoe bat that sparked the global coronavirus pandemic are discovered in Africa – and they could help tackle future outbreaks The four ‘sister’...

New species of green pit viper discovered in India is named after Hogwarts founder Salazar Slytherin from the Harry Potter series whose house crest is a snake The new Salazar snake species was discovered...

Newly discovered reptile that lived before the dinosaurs 250 million years ago is named after Lord of the Rings character Aragorn because of its long legs Fossilised reptile fragments found in southern...

New species of Peacock spider that resembles Vincent van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’ masterpiece is discovered in Australia A spider was discovered in Australia that resembles the ‘Starry...

New species of flying reptile with spiked teeth discovered that formed part of an ancient river ecosystem in the Sahara 100 million years ago Pterosaurs lived in a river ecosystem in the Sahara and caught...

Half a MILLION insect species face extinction: Scientists claim rapid decline in pollinating bugs that support Earth’s ecosystems should serve as a ‘warning to humanity’ Study found...

New species of Tyrannosaurus rex named ‘Reaper of Death’ is found in Canada that which is believed to have lived 80 million years ago An amateur fossil hunter found a skull belonging to...

New species of bone-eating WORM is discovered feasting on an alligator carcass during first-of-its kind experiment in the Gulf of Mexico Scientists dropped gator corpses into the Gulf of Mexico to study...