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A mural featuring the Horned Guan decorated the author's Guatemala hotel. He hoped this was not the only guan he saw! Photo: Tim Boucher
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The time between loggerhead turtle hatching and maturity has been a mystery, but researchers have now tracked them into the Sargasso Sea. Photo Credit: Kuiko through a Creative Commons 2.0 license.
It can be difficult for human observers to accurately count birds when they are in large flocks, as is often the case at California's Staten Island. Photo: © Erika Nortemann
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Monarch feeding on orange glory, Asclepias tuberosa, a variety of milkweed. Photo courtesy of Lewis Feldkamp.
The range of light bulbs currently found in the author's home. Photo: Craig Leisher/TNC
Is it time to retire the concept of the 100-year flood? Photo: © David Y. Lee

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