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Interactive video lesson plan for: The First Wild 'Virgin Births'

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Hank shares news about two unusual animals in crisis: the saiga, which have lost about half of their total population in the past month, and the smalltooth sawfish which has been found to reproduce in the wild, without sex.

Hosted by: Hank Green
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Sources:
saiga
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn27598-mystery-disease-claims-half-world-population-of-saiga-antelopes.html?utm_source=NSNS&utm_medium=SOC&utm_campaign=hoot&cmpid=SOC%257CNSNS%257C2015-GLOBAL-hoot#.VWdm1FxVikp


http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/05/29/previous-mass-die-offs-of-the-endangered-saiga-antelope-hint-at-a-warm-wet-weedy-culprit-in-kazakhstan/

http://www.cms.int/saiga/en/news/more-10000-saigas-found-dead-central-kazakhstan

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/02/science/saiga-antelope-mystery-disease-die-off.html

http://www.cms.int/saiga/en/news/more-10000-saigas-found-dead-central-kazakhstan

http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/generalized_conditions/hemorrhagic_septicemia/overview_of_hemorrhagic_septicemia.html

http://www.cms.int/en/news/update-more-27000-saigas-confirmed-dead-cms-sends-out-emergency-expert-mission

http://www.edgeofexistence.org/mammals/species_info.php?id=62

http://www.nature.com/news/mysterious-die-off-sparks-race-to-save-saiga-antelope-1.17675


sawfish

http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2015.04.018

http://www.ansci.wisc.edu/jjp1/ansci_repro/misc/project_websites_08/tues/Komodo%20Dragons/what.htm

http://sb.cc.stonybrook.edu/news/general/2015_06_01_parthenogenesis.php?=marquee3

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-06/cp-ses052715.php

Tagged under: animals,biology,ecology,wildlife,saiga,kazakhstan,florida,smalltooth sawfish,fish,rays,sharks,abiogenesis,asexual reproduction,parthenogenesis,disease,sex,nature,sci show,hank green,science

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