2 River Dolphins 1 Anaconda: Frisky Biology
A pink river dolphin.(aniroot/iStock) A bizarre animal interaction was caught on camera this week. The video is here, and you can decide how crazy this story is. Biologists spotted two male Bolivian River Dolphins, and the observation was determined to be obscure when they witnessed the dolphins playing with a Beni Anaconda.
Eastern indigo snake, the longest snake native to North America, found in Alabama for just the second time in 60 years
Eastern indigo snakes once thrived throughout the peninsula of Florida into parts of southern Georgia, Alabama, and a small portion of southeast Mississippi. The indigo is the nation’s largest native snake, but it vanished in Alabama in the 1950s due in large part to habitat loss.
Longhead darter fish, declared locally extinct since 1939, found in Ohio waters
Reaching 4.5-5 inches in length, the long head darter is a small to medium-sized fish historically found in Ohio rivers. The species struggled to survive the intensive pollution that was pervasive in Ohio rivers in the first half of the twentieth century. The long head darter hadn’t been seen in Ohio state since 1939.
Maryland Darter, only animal endemic to the state, to be declared extinct after final search comes up empty
Maryland Darter, a 3-inch brown-spotted fish, first discovered in 1912, lives in Deer Creek below the Conowingo Dam in Harford County, Northeast of Baltimore. The last time the Maryland Darter was reportedly seen was in 1988. The fish is the state’s sole endemic vertebrate, as it lives nowhere else.