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  • Beluga whales have sensitive hearing, little age-related loss
    on June 20, 2018 at 2:06 pm

    Scientists published the first hearing tests on a wild population of healthy marine mammals. The tests on beluga whales in Bristol Bay, Alaska, revealed that the whales have sensitive hearing abilities and the number of animals that experienced extensive hearing losses was far less than what scientists had anticipated. […]

  • Do bats adapt to gates at abandoned mines?
    on June 20, 2018 at 1:47 pm

    Abandoned mines can serve as roost sites for bats, but because the mines pose serious risks to humans, officials often install gates at their entrances. […]

  • World's first known manta ray nursery
    on June 19, 2018 at 4:31 pm

    Located in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Texas at NOAA's Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary, the juvenile manta ray habitat is the first of its kind to be described in a scientific study. […]

  • Lion conservation research can be bolstered by input from a wide-range of professionals
    on June 19, 2018 at 4:25 pm

    To tackle the sharp decline in lion numbers, conservation research should consider wild prey, livestock and the environment, not just human-lion interaction, a new review suggests. […]

  • Light pollution a reason for insect decline
    on June 19, 2018 at 4:24 pm

    Climate change, pesticides and land use changes alone cannot fully explain the decline in insect populations in Germany. Scientists have now discovered that regions that have experienced a sharp decline in flying insects also have high levels of light pollution. Many studies already suggest that artificial light at night has negative impacts on insects, and scientists should pay greater attention to this factor when exploring the causes of insect population declines in the future. […]

  • Insight into infant handling by young bonobos
    on June 19, 2018 at 4:24 pm

    Drawn to a behavior she didn't understand, a researcher watching bonobos in a zoo has revealed how young female bonobos prepare for motherhood. […]

  • Factor important for ZIKA Virus host species restriction
    on June 19, 2018 at 2:24 am

    In 2013 and 2015, devastating outbreaks of ZIKA captured world attention. The virus is often transmitted from wild animals -- probably non-human primates -- via mosquitos to humans. This is the first comprehensive study to investigate which mammal species may host the ZIKA virus (ZIKV). […]

  • Are smarter animals bigger troublemakers?
    on June 18, 2018 at 6:18 pm

    A new paper examines whether smarter animals might be better at learning to live in cities -- but, at the same time, also may come into more conflict with humans. […]

  • Primates in peril
    on June 17, 2018 at 6:13 pm

    Primates are fascinating. They are intelligent, live in complex societies and are a vital part of the ecosystem. Lemurs, lorises, galagos, tarsiers, monkeys and apes are our closest biological relatives and just like them, humans are also primates. However, while the human population spread to all corners of the earth, many of our closest relatives are under serious threat. […]

  • Key ocean fish can prevail with changes to farmed fish, livestock diets
    on June 15, 2018 at 1:38 am

    A new study shows that if current aquaculture and agriculture practices remain unchanged into the future, wild forage fish populations likely will be overextended by the year 2050, and possibly sooner. However, making sensible changes in aquaculture and agriculture production would avoid reaching that threshold. […]

  • Climate change has fish moving faster than regulations can keep up
    on June 15, 2018 at 1:37 am

    The world's system for allocating fish stocks is being outpaced by the movement of fish species in response to climate change, according to a study undertaken by an international team of marine ecologists, fisheries and social scientists, and lawyers. […]

  • Mammals going nocturnal to avoid humans
    on June 15, 2018 at 1:26 am

    Human activity is causing the planet's mammals to flee daylight for the protection of night, according to a new study. […]

  • Large fenced reserves an effective way to bring wolves back to Scotland
    on June 13, 2018 at 2:20 pm

    Research indicates that for wolves to be effective at directly reducing red deer numbers and allowing nature to recover in the Scottish Highlands they may need to be reintroduced to very large fenced reserve. […]

  • British mammals' fight for survival
    on June 13, 2018 at 2:20 pm

    Almost one in five of British mammal species face a high risk of extinction, according to a recent comprehensive review of their populations. […]

  • Original habitat is best, but restoration still makes a big difference
    on June 13, 2018 at 2:19 pm

    A new study presents some of the best evidence to date that restoration efforts in Missouri's Ozark Highlands make a difference for nesting songbirds that breed there. Recent studies support that these efforts are making a positive impact on the ecosystem and increasing the survival of bird species that breed there. […]

  • Conformity trumps riskiness in social fish
    on June 13, 2018 at 12:18 am

    Researchers have discovered that more sociable fish suppress their own personality when they are with a partner. […]

  • Putting animals in their best light: Some shades of LED lamps threaten wildlife
    on June 12, 2018 at 1:06 pm

    A research team identifies harmful effects to wildlife as LED lights proliferate. Some hues, including blues and whites, imperil creatures while other wavelengths are more benign. They devised an interactive web-based tool to help people make wildlife-friendly choices in outdoor lighting. […]

  • RNA changes aided sunflower's rapid evolutionary transformation, domestication
    on June 11, 2018 at 7:27 pm

    A new study sheds light on the genetic mechanisms that allowed sunflowers to undergo a relatively rapid evolutionary transition from wild to domesticated in just over 5,000 years. […]

  • Proactive conservation management strategy urged for North Atlantic right whale
    on June 11, 2018 at 6:41 pm

    Marine ecologists urge a more proactive conservation management strategy for the North Atlantic right whale. […]

  • Key difference between humans and other mammals is skin deep
    on June 11, 2018 at 5:37 pm

    While humans and other species share some of the same genetic information, new research found that humans are unique among mammals when it comes to the types and diversity of microorganisms on our skin. This difference could have implications for our health and immune systems. […]

 

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