Mayonnaise Mends Endangered Turtles Clogged With Tar

An oil spill off Israel’s Mediterranean coast has impacted the water’s population of endangered green sea turtles. At the country’s National Sea Turtle Rescue Center, medical assistants stumbled upon an unexpected way to break down the sticky substance and its leftover residue: mayonnaise. “They came to us full of tar. All their trachea from inside and outside was full of tar,” Guy Ivgy, an assistant …

Believed Extinct in the Wild, Singing Dogs Found in Indonesia

First studied in 1897, the rare New Guinea “singing dog” exhibits a vocalization pattern like a humpback whale—a long, drawn-out call that’s distinctly different from a dog’s bark or a wolf’s howl. Researchers suspected the singing dog went extinct after going unseen in the wild since the 1970s (there are roughly 200-300 in captivity around the world, however). But new evidence suggests that a pod …

Lacoste Replaces Croc Logo for Endangered Species

Few logos are as familiar as Lacoste’s crocodile and, for the first time in the brand’s history, the reptile was replaced by not one but 10 other animals. To celebrate the launch of Lacoste and the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s three-year partnership (called Save the Species), 1,775 of the classic T-shirts were adorned with endangered species—from the Vaquitas (a type of porpoise) to …