Fisherman Catches A Rare ‘Ghost’ Lobster — And Sends Her Back Home

By: Lily Feinn/The Dodo  “I wouldn’t have sold or cooked it either way.” Mythical sea creatures are the stuff social media trends are made of, so it came as no surprise when pictures of an incredibly rare “ghost” lobster quickly went viral over the weekend. Thankfully, the iridescent crustacean was back home in Maine waters by the time she…

Mutant Apes Discovered In Uganda

By: Tom Hale/IFL Science   Something very strange is going on with the chimps and baboons in Uganda. For several years, researchers working in Kibale National Park in Western Uganda have noticed a growing number of primates suffering from bizarre deformities, such as missing limbs, patchy fur, cleft lips, concave faces, or flattened noses. In a new…

People Are Breeding ‘Monster’ Foxes So They Can Sell More Fur

By: Elizabeth Claire Alberts/The Dodo “Most people have seen the horrible conditions on fur farms, like the tiny, barren cages that the animals live in, but this was something new.” The Arctic foxes look dangerously obese. Dense rolls of skin cover their bodies like heavy blankets, making it difficult for them to move. Their tails are unusually…

Your Sushi Could Be Killing This Endangered Animal

By: Elizabeth Claire Alberts/The Dodo “They’re hitting the juveniles that aren’t even old enough to reproduce.” Bluefin tuna. If you’re sitting in a sushi restaurant and you see this fish on the menu, you may want to think twice about ordering it. After all, the bluefin tuna — like African lions and elephants and Bornean orangutans — is teetering on the brink of…

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