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  • Parasites dampen beetle's fight or flight response
    on May 22, 2019 at 6:18 pm

    Beetles infected with parasitic worms put up less of a fight against simulated attacks from predators and rival males, according to a new study. […]

  • Chimpanzees at the crossroads: Adapt to living outside protected areas
    on May 22, 2019 at 4:05 pm

    Research carried out into the impact of changes to chimpanzee habitats found they have adapted to human developments in a number of ways -- including learning how to cross roads safely and the best times to visit human habitats -- but their survival is still threatened. […]

  • Flamingoes, elephants and sharks: How do blind adults learn about animal appearance?
    on May 21, 2019 at 8:24 pm

    They've never seen animals like hippos and sharks but adults born blind have rich insight into what they look like, a new study found. […]

  • Extreme draining of reservoir aids young salmon and eliminates invasive fish
    on May 21, 2019 at 8:24 pm

    A new study finds that the low-cost, extreme draining of a reservoir in Oregon aided downstream migration of juvenile chinook salmon -- and led to the gradual disappearance of two species of predatory invasive fish in the artificial lake. […]

  • Ecological factors influences the distribution of lionfish on deep reefs
    on May 21, 2019 at 8:24 pm

    Diver-led visual surveys at 11 mesophotic reef sites around Bermuda found that high densities of lionfish were associated with both higher abundances of prey fish and higher prey fish biomass. However, the influence of seawater temperature was found to have the strongest effect on lionfish distribution, with higher lionfish densities recorded at sites with lower bottom temperatures. These results suggest that cold-water upwelling may result in higher abundances of prey fish and lionfish. […]

  • Fish fences across the tropical seas having large-scale devastating effects
    on May 21, 2019 at 4:45 pm

    Huge fish fences which are commonly used in tropical seas are causing extensive social, ecological and economic damage and are threatening marine biodiversity and human livelihoods, according to a new study. […]

  • Baby tiger sharks eat songbirds
    on May 21, 2019 at 4:45 pm

    Tiger sharks have a reputation for being the 'garbage cans of the sea' -- they'll eat just about anything, from dolphins and sea turtles to rubber tires. And in a new study, scientists just discovered that baby tiger sharks eat birds. And not seabirds like gulls or pelicans -- familiar backyard birds like sparrows, woodpeckers, and doves. In short: Baby sharks, doo doo doo doo doo doo They eat birds, doo doo doo doo doo doo […]

  • Penguins and their chicks' responses to local fish numbers informs marine conservation
    on May 21, 2019 at 11:51 am

    Endangered penguins respond rapidly to changes in local fish numbers, and monitoring them could inform fisheries management and marine conservation. […]

  • Bonobo mothers help their sons to have more offspring
    on May 20, 2019 at 9:16 pm

    New research finds that bonobo mothers take action to ensure their sons will become fathers. This way bonobo mothers increase their sons' chance of fatherhood three-fold. […]

  • The return of the wolves
    on May 20, 2019 at 3:56 pm

    Researchers examine global strategies for dealing with predators. […]

  • New method to predict the vulnerability of ecosystems
    on May 20, 2019 at 3:56 pm

    The susceptibility of ecosystems to disruption depends on a lot of factors that can't all be grasped. A new method provides good results with only limited information about the properties of predators. The model confirms that a large body mass index between predator and prey creates stable systems. It can also predict which predator species play a key role. […]

  • Changes in subsistence hunting threaten local food security
    on May 17, 2019 at 3:51 pm

    Scientists say that subsistence hunting in Neotropical rain forests -- the mainstay of local people as a source of protein and a direct connection to these ecosystems -- is in jeopardy from a variety of factors. […]

  • Museum volunteers discover new species of extinct heron at North Florida fossil site
    on May 17, 2019 at 3:51 pm

    When the bones of an ancient heron were unearthed at a North Florida fossil site, the find wasn't made by researchers but by two Florida Museum of Natural History volunteers. A previously unknown genus and species, the heron has been named Taphophoyx hodgei. […]

  • Scientists propose rethinking 'endangered species' definition to save slow-breeding giants
    on May 17, 2019 at 12:16 pm

    Conservation decisions based on population counts may fail to protect large, slow-breeding animals from irrevocable decline, according to new research. […]

  • True identity of imposter 'pigs' on 17th century map overturns early colonial history of Barbados
    on May 16, 2019 at 5:17 pm

    Which came first, the pigs or the pioneers? In Barbados, that has been a historical mystery ever since the first English colonists arrived in 1627 to encounter what they thought was a herd of wild European pigs. Research is shedding new light on the mystery and the altering of New World environments. […]

  • A tale of two skeeters
    on May 16, 2019 at 5:17 pm

    A native mosquito in Missouri has fewer parasites when it shares its waters with an interloper, according to new research. […]

  • Bedbugs evolved more than 100 million years ago
    on May 16, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    Bedbugs -- some of the most unwanted human bed-mates -- have been parasitic companions with other species aside from humans for more than 100 million years, walking the earth at the same time as dinosaurs. […]

  • Organic animal farms benefit birds nesting in agricultural environments
    on May 16, 2019 at 2:14 pm

    Environmental subsidies for agriculture awarded by the European Union aim to improve biodiversity in agricultural environments. A recently completed Finnish study indicates that the proximity of organic animal farms increases bird numbers, and this has enabled environmental subsidies to positively impact bird populations. […]

  • Evolution in the gut
    on May 16, 2019 at 2:14 pm

    Evolution and dietary habits interact and determine the composition of bacteria in the digestive tract. Many microorganisms in the intestine seem to have developed in sync with their host animals over millions of years. […]

  • Hunting responsible for mammal declines in half of intact tropical forests
    on May 15, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    A new study predicts that even where deforestation has not been detected in the tropcis, hunting is reducing populations of large mammals by 40 percent on average, largely due to increased human accessibility to these remote areas. […]

 

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