Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are working with an organization that wants to re-write the phrase “boys will be boys” and believes boyhood is “fluid,” and “socially constructed.”The Duke and Duchess of Sussex teamed up with the Global Boyhood Initiative through their foundation Archewell and podcast Archetypes, which aims to break down gender stereotypes and help young boys evolve into “healthy men.”The group claims it aims to encourage boys to “share emotions in healthy ways, accept & connect with others, stand up & speak out against bullying & inequality, and break free from stereotypes.”MEGHAN MARKLE ISN’T ‘BRAVE ENOUGH’ TO ATTEND KING CHARLES’ CORONATION, PRINCESS DIANA’S BUTLER CLAIMS Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have already received their invitation to King Charles’ coronation. (Mark Cuthbert/UK Press)According to the duo’s foundation website, the partnership “works to achieve gender equality and social justice by transforming intergenerational patterns of harm and promoting patterns of care, empathy and accountability among boys and men throughout their lives.”The initiative lists several “resources” on its website, in collaboration with the Sussexes, to offer “a guide for promoting gender equity by fostering positive masculinity in boys and men.”According to a U.K.-based report released by the group, families can be seen as gender “factories,” and parents are able to “gender” their children before they are even born. “Parents may begin gendering their children even before birth based on the identification of external genitalia in scans, including through elaborate ‘gender reveal’ parties and a stream of purchases along gender lines (Kane, 2006; Price and Tayler, 2015),” the pamphlet reads. MINNESOTA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL MUSIC TEACHER CLAIMS ‘THE GOAL’ IS TO CONFUSE STUDENTS ABOUT GENDER: VIDEO Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are working with a charity that believes gender is “fluid” and “socially constructed.” (iStock)”While the family is a place of nurturing and support for many children, it can also be where gender and sexuality are regulated and policed, as many of our interviewees and much research suggest,” it continues. Harry and Meghan have long made “gender equity” a significant focus of their charitable efforts. Months before partnering with the Global Boyhood Initiative last year, the duo announced four organizations would receive grants to promote the effort. “As we cross into Women’s History Month, and ahead of International Women’s Day next week, The Archewell Foundation is announcing a number of non-profit investments in leading organizations working to advance gender equity, build policies that empower women and families, ensure meaningful media representation for women, and provide women with a network of tools and support for gaining employment,” the website reads. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe recipients of the grants included: The Center on Poverty and Inequality at Georgetown University Law Center, National Women’s Law Center, the 19th, and Smart Works.

An international effort to rebuild shark populations officially has begun.Two baby zebra sharks were released in the Raja Ampat Regency of Indonesia earlier this year as the first step in a massive re-wilding project.The new organization, called ReShark, has joined 15 countries and 44 aquariums in an effort to raise zebra sharks in captivity, then release them back into the wild, according to National Geographic.WORLD’S LARGEST, RAREST OCEAN STINGRAYS SPOTTED AND TAGGED IN MOZAMBIQUEReShark aims to release 500 zebra sharks in Indonesian waters within the next five to 10 years.Dr. Erin Meyer, Seattle Aquarium vice president of conservation programs and partnerships, told Fox News Digital in an interview that this is just the beginning of creating a shark resurgence. Scientist Nesha Ichida releases the second zebra shark of the day, a young female named Kathlyn, in Indonesia’s Wayag Islands. (David Doubilet and Jennifer Hayes, National Geographic)”We’re just getting started in re-wilding the oceans, so we can ensure that we have a resilient, healthy, global ocean for today and for future generations,” she said.The international collective, which today has 70 partners, aims to restore threatened and endangered sharks as well as stingrays around the world.There are currently almost 400 species of sharks and stingrays worldwide that are deemed threatened by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, according to Meyer.SHARK TOOTH HUNTING: HOW TO FIND TOOTHY TREASURES AND WHERE TO SEARCHThe main cause of this decline is overfishing, said Meyer.”We hear a lot about [people engaging in] shark fishing for their fins, but they’re also fished for their meat,” she said of sharks. “And that meat is eaten all around the world.” An adult female zebra shark glides through the Wild Reef exhibit at Shedd Aquarium in Chicago. Adult zebra sharks are endangered everywhere outside Australia, but there are more than 100 in aquariums around the world. Several aquariums, including Shedd, are letting adults mate and produce eggs, which will be shipped to Indonesia. (David Doubilet and Jennifer Hayes, National Geographic)Meyer added that sharks are “keystone species” within their ecosystems, which means their environments can “collapse” without their “keeping other species in check.”ReShark first launched its initiative in 2020, beginning with the endangered zebra shark.”We know what they eat and we know how to keep them alive.”

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The greatest joy in my life has been standing by my husband as we raise six smart, caring, and energetic kids. While none of them carry our blood, they carry our last name and all the love that comes with it.More often than not, women are stigmatized for their choice to place their child for adoption. In my experience, however, it was never a lack of love that led women to choose adoption, but an abundance of it. I have seen that it takes immense strength and compassion to choose life for a child and then to selflessly place them in the arms of another, with the hope of giving them a better life.Because of these courageous women, my hopes and prayers of becoming a mother have been answered.PAUL BATURA: THE BEST RISK MY WIFE AND I EVER TOOKWhen we adopted our first son, I can remember sitting in wonder and awe as I looked down at the small life that I rocked slowly in my arms. The precious little boy that I held was not formed in my womb but was my son, nonetheless. I sat in that moment thinking about how special it was, and my heart ached for my son’s birth family, who may never get to experience all that he was. It was then that I decided to have an open adoption. I wanted the brave woman who chose life for this little boy to experience the joy of his smile and the magic that emanated from his laugh.After our first successful open adoption our family was blessed with another little boy. With all the happiness he brought into our home, we knew that we wanted to expand our family yet again.  Osvold family photo. Ashley Oberholtzer Photography

As the smallest of the group of baleen whales that includes the blue whale – filter-feeding behemoths of the marine realm – the Antarctic minke whale aptly can be called the littlest giant. It also has been among the most enigmatic of the baleen whales, owing to its remote and frigid domain.New research provides a fuller understanding of this species, focusing on a foraging behavior called lunge-feeding that it shares with the other members of its cetacean group, the rorqual whales. It showed that the Antarctic minke whale, reaching a maximum of about 26 feet long, has the smallest possible body size to capture enough prey to survive using this feeding strategy.”This answers a previously unknown question of why all filter-feeding whales are big, and why there are not, for instance, dolphin-sized baleen whales,” said Stanford University marine biologist Dave Cade, lead author of the study published this week in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution.THIRD DEAD WHALE FOUND MILES FROM OFFSHORE WIND FARM IN LESS THAN A WEEK”This then has implications for how this feeding style evolved – animals must have attained a large size before the unique behavior of lunge-feeding evolved. Once lunge-feeding evolved, it enabled the evolution of the largest animals of all time,” Cade said.All the rorqual whales – the blue, fin, sei, Bryde’s, minke and humpback – feed by accelerating rapidly, opening their mouths and engulfing a large volume of seawater containing prey such as shrimp-like krill and tiny fish. They push the water through baleen plates made of keratin – the substance found in people’s fingernails – to sieve out the prey.The repeated lunging requires a high investment of energy, and the efficiency of foraging this way favors a larger body size. The ability to engulf a huge volume of water is crucial to making this feeding strategy work. Blue whales, which can reach about 98 feet long, can engulf water equivalent to 135% of their body mass. The figure is 42% for their much-smaller cousins, the minke whales. Dwarf Minke Whale is seen in Antarctica.  (David Tipling/Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)”They are the smallest of the largest,” University of California, Santa Cruz ocean sciences professor and study co-author Ari Friedlaender said of minke whales.Because of their remote habitat and secretive nature, there has been a lack of information on the species, Friedlaender added.During trips aboard U.S. National Science Foundation research ships, the researchers obtained data on 23 minke whales as the marine mammals foraged around the Antarctic Peninsula, tracking their movement and obtaining video of their feeding using noninvasive suction tags placed on them while also gauging the amount of krill in the water.DEAD HUMPBACK WHALE FOUND FLOATING OFF NEW JERSEY COASTThe feeding rates of the whales were up to four times higher at night, when krill come closer to the surface, than during daytime, when krill generally stay at greater depths.After calculating the energy use of the whales during foraging and their food intake needs based on their body size, the researchers determined that this species was right at the threshold of having lunge-feeding still work.Some other baleen whales feed differently than the rorquals. The right and bowhead whales are “ram filter-feeders,” slowly swimming through prey-laden water with their mouths open. Gray whales obtain prey at the sea bottom.CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPThe minke whale, with a sleek body with a brownish-grey color, feeds in the ice-covered or nearshore waters around Antarctica and migrates to more temperate or tropical climates to breed. The study involved one of the world’s two minke whale species, the other being the common mink whale. Minke whales and the nearly extinct pygmy right whale are the smallest of all the baleen whales. Many of the toothed whales are much smaller.”They are indeed unique,” Cade said, “and provide kind of a living fossil, showing what the first animals to develop lunge-feeding, which were approximately minke-sized, must have looked like and acted like.”

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