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First adult white whale

Scientists report that was first discovered adult white killer whale. Male killer whales, which was immediately nicknamed Aybergom, found off the coast of Kamchatka.

Judging by his behavior, he is healthy and leads a normal life.

Prior to that, all white orcas have also been found by scientists, but they were young, including in captivity as whale that died in a Canadian aquarium in 1972.

These observations were made by the research expedition, led by Eric Hoyt, a renowned scholar and author of scientific papers.

According to the records of the scientist in Ayberga dorsal fin about two meters in

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Spring Storm in Texas

Unusual for this time of year storm began in the second half of the day in Texas Panhandle shtatf. Trucks just simply slipped to 287 highway under the unexpected weather event. To clear the road to use a technique that clears snow from the road. Some cars were trapped water and just started to drift in its flow.

Chief Meteorologist Pete Delkus said that in this case it's all a coincidence. As a result of the tornado that came together and slow moving storms between Pampa and Dumas north of Amarillo and east of Dalhart. Later began melting hail,

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Bitten by a rabid wolf four people in the Crimea

A woman and three men were admitted to hospital after the attack, a patient with rabies wolf in the Crimean village, said on Wednesday the press service of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Ukraine Crimea.

According to authorities, the wolf has bitten people in the evening on April 2 at the street in the village Pjatihatki Krasnogvardejskiy area in the central part of Crimea. Predator shot huntsman.

"Veterinarians examined the body of a wolf, and found that the animal rabies hurt," — said in a press release of MOE.

The victim is in a district hospital with lacerations and

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Mexico loses its beaches due to the onset of the ocean

With an unusual natural phenomenon experienced residents and the city government of a small Mexican town on the coast of California Peninsula. There's just a few months because of the onset of the ocean disappeared under the water about 80 meters of beach. On this day tells the newspaper El Universal.

The small town of Los Frailes is located in the resort area of Los Cabos, famous for its sandy beaches. Moreover, in June 2012, will come here for world leaders at the Summit of Heads of State and Government "Big Twenty" (G20).

Offensive Ocean locals noticed in March. Concerned

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Sick birds can output healthy chicks

Zoologists from the University of Illinois (USA) found that the offspring of female patients of house wrens is healthier and more resistant to infection. On his American study described in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

Previously, scientists believed that if the birds fell ill during the breeding season, they refused to breeding to the next period, when they get stronger from an illness, with full powers to do a sequel to his offspring. However, for some birds it turned the wrong way. So, for example, conducted an experiment with household Wren scientists have shown that the disease

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Heavy-vessels of the neck can turn the head owl — scientists

Owls almost lightning speed to turn his head 180 degrees, because of specialized vessels in their neck-protected zones during sudden movements of the head, say biologists in a paper published in the journal Science.

"Until now, neuroscientists, including myself, did not understand why the forest is not littered with the corpses of thousands of owls that were to be the victims of strokes due to their inherent sharp and rapid head movements. Carotid and vertebral arteries in most animals, including human and owls are vulnerable to even small breaks "- said Philip Gellud (Philippe Gailloud) of Johns Hopkins in Baltimore

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New temperature record for March set in Scotland

New temperature record for March — plus 22.8 degrees — set in Scotland on Sunday, the day has become the warmest place the United Kingdom, according to the British Met Office.

A new record was set in the town of Five Castle in the north-east of Scotland, near Aberdeen. He's 0.6 degrees higher than the previous record held out for 47 years for that month.

Scotland, which, because of its geographical position, traditionally considered to be the coldest part of the United Kingdom, this time turned the stereotypes and the warmest region of the country, where it unexpectedly almost summer

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To protect themselves from predators, some species of butterflies prefer to spend the night in small groups

Despite the fact that butterflies rarely exhibit social behavior, and prefer to stay alone, is in the rule and the exception. For example, butterflies gelikonidy prefer to sleep in small groups of up to 15 individuals. Why this view shows even small beginnings sociality researchers found the University of California, Irvine (USA).

To explain the unusual collective roosting butterflies gelikonid zoologists have until recently had two explanations. First of all, going to such a small group, butterflies telling each other where to find food. Second, due to the overnight collective butterflies easier to protect against nocturnal predators. More detailed studies

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Thousands of spiders stranded on Australian farm to escape the floods

Thousands of tarantulas (Australian spider or spider-wolf) flooded farm in Australia to escape the rising water.

Reuters reports that the flooding has forced more than 8,000 residents to leave their homes and move to the city Wagga Wagga in New South Wales. But in the place of each person who left it temporarily for a few spiders.

"We see here a wolf spider", — told Reuters Arachnology of the Queensland Museum, Owen Seaman. — "They are trying to hide (from water)."

Caretaker Entomological Foundation Australian Museum Milledzh Graham told Reuters, that this phenomenon is even a name — "ballooning",

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China: Xinjiang ice flow compared with the 8-magnitude earthquake

Due to the increase in air temperature at Lake Bagrashkel in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, the ice began to move, and the generation of large ice bergs. Strong impact hits ice blocks with a concrete pier fishing village might have been 8 magnitude earthquake, according to China National Radio.

This spring, the lake can be seen Bagrashkel unusual and unique perspective. Lining the quay one by one icebergs like small icebergs formed "ice ridge." Some of them look like huts, others — on the hills.

Bagrashkel lake, which is called the "Pearl of the Tien Shan", is the largest

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