A Man O’ War ‘Epidemic’ Is Sweeping Australian Beaches, and It Won’t Be the Last

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Jellyfish and their relatives are taking over, man. Over the weekend, things got real weird off the coast of Queensland, Australia, where more than 2,600 people received treatment for stings from bluebottles, also known as the Indo-Pacific Portuguese man o’ war. These colonial critters have caused some 13,000 stings…

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https://earther.gizmodo.com/a-man-o-war-epidemic-is-sweeping-australian-beaches-1831584944

Iguanas Reintroduced to the Largest Galapagos Island After Nearly 200 Year Absence

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In 1835, Charles Darwin documented the presence of iguanas on Santiago island, the largest in the Galapagos archipelago. It probably never dawned on the pioneering naturalist that he would be the last scientist to do so. Invasive species wiped the island clean of iguanas—an ecological void that’s now been filled…

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https://earther.gizmodo.com/iguanas-reintroduced-to-the-largest-galapagos-island-af-1831584615

Despite Risks From Poachers, a Rare Albino Orangutan Is Released Back Into the Wild

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A rare and particularly striking albino orangutan who was rescued from villagers in Borneo last year has been released back into the wild following successful rehabilitation. The 5-year-old female seems fit and ready to tackle the demands of forest life, but poaching remains a primary concern.

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https://gizmodo.com/despite-risks-from-poachers-a-rare-albino-orangutan-is-1831264404