- October 31st, 2012
The Oblong Rocksnail was long thought to be extinct until a University of Alabama graduate student rediscovered the long-lost species in the Cahaba River. The snail, about the size of a nickel with a yellow body and a black band on its head, had not been collected in more than 75 years.
- August 31st, 2012
The eastern Pacific hawksbill turtles are the most endangered population of sea turtles in the world. Hope was lost to save them until very recently when a small but viable population was found nesting in the mangroves of El Salvador.