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Physonect siphonophore. Image © Jessica Luo / Cowen Lab / Plankton Portal.
Lionfish have become invasive in the Caribbean. Can eating them help stop the spread? Photo: © Jeff Yonover
Emperor penguins (Aptenodytes forsteri). Photo © Christopher Michel/Flickr through a Creative Commons license.
Willie Atu (on left), showing a map of the conserved and threatened areas of the Solomons to the Mothers Union, a group of Kia women who have worked with the Conservancy to raise conservation awareness. Photo © Bridget Besaw/TNC.
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Red-tailed bumblebee (Bombus lapidarius). Photo © Flickr user Jean-Jacques Boujot through a Creative Commons license.
Understanding bison behavior and herd dynamics is a key component to a successful reintroduction. © Ferran Salat Coll/TNC
A researcher dressed as a Whooping Crane. Photo © USFWS Headquarters through a Creative Commons license.
A “working” yellow breasted chat decoy by carver Chet Wilcox being used in a migration tracking project by Klamath Bird Observatory.  Photo: Sarah Rockwell
Ash Meadows Amargosa pupfish. Photo: Scott Hein
A common pipistrelle (Pipistrellus pipistrellus). Photo by Flickr user Steven Robinson through a Creative Commons license.
Sunset on the Mekong. Photo by Jeff Opperman.
Male sage grouse displaying in a lek. Photo by Flickr user Rob Crow through a Creative Commons licencse.
Cows on a California ranch. Photo by Matt Miller/TNC.
Mule deer buck at Torrey Creek Road. Photo © Scott Copeland.

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