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A passenger pigeon flock being hunted in Louisiana. From the ‘Illustrated Shooting and Dramatic News’, 1875. (Wikimedia/Smith Bennett)

Why passenger pigeons went extinct a century ago

For decades, the extinction of passenger pigeons has been explained by two theories of human impact. New research shows one of these theories is now more compelling than the other.
Une baleine plonge dans la baie de Disko, au large de la côte ouest du Groenland, là où le squelette hybride d’un crâne de béluga croisé avec celui d’un narval a été découvert. Shutterstock

Un crâne insolite s’avère être celui de la progéniture d’une baleine béluga et d’un narval

Il a été prouvé qu'un crâne trouvé dans l'ouest du Groenland est la progéniture mâle de première génération d'une femelle narval et d'un mâle béluga.
A whale dives in Disko Bay, off the west coast of Greenland, where a hybrid narwhal-beluga skull was found. Shutterstock

An unusual skull turns out to be the offspring of a beluga and a narwhal

A skull found in West Greenland is proven to be the first-generation male offspring of a female narwhal and male beluga whale. The creature's unusual diet may have been a result of its strange teeth.

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