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Florida’s Ancient Calusa Kingdom Was Powered By Ingenious Fish Corrals

Florida’s Ancient Calusa Kingdom Was Powered By Ingenious Fish Corrals

Despite having no agriculture, the Calusa managed to dominate southwest Florida for centuries. New research suggests this inventive Native American civilisation built “watercourts” to capture and store live fish, resulting in a bountiful surplus of food that facilitated sociopolitical complexity and ambitious construction projects.

The Race To Save The World’s Smallest Porpoise From Extinction

The Race To Save The World’s Smallest Porpoise From Extinction

The smallest porpoise on Earth is facing an imminent extinction event. At this moment, if aggressive action is immediately taken, experts believe the vaquita may still have a chance to survive. If nothing changes, by 2020, it could spell the end of this charismatic porpoise.