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April 4, 2019

Great white sharks have ‘toxic’ heavy metals in their blood, study finds

What do mercury, arsenic and lead have in common? If you guessed they’re all heavy metals, you’re right — at least in part. These elements are also found in the blood of great white sharks, according to a recent study.

March 30, 2019

750-pound alligator in Florida removed from park by police

Officials with the Jupiter Police Department in Jupiter, Fla., were tasked with removing a massive, roughly 750-pound alligator from a local park this week.

March 29, 2019

Bats in Minnesota dying from ‘white-nose syndrome’; areas of state see dramatic population decline

“White-nose syndrome” has drastically affected the bat population in Minnesota, the state’s department of natural resources said Thursday in a warning residents could see an increase in mosquitoes, moths and other insects without these winged creatures.