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May 6, 2015

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May 6, 2015

Mammals Not the Only Animals to Feed Embryo During Gestation

Apr. 30, 2015 — For over a century, the scientific understanding of matrotrophy of an embryo developing inside a mom's body has come from vertebrates. This process was thought to be infrequent among the other ... read more

Apr. 30, 2015 — A multinational study attempted to gauge the population trends of Arctic marine mammals and changes in their habitat, identify missing scientific information, and provide recommendations for the ... read more

Apr. 30, 2015 — When it comes to cracking nuts, wild bearded capuchin monkeys are more skilled than anyone had given them credit for, according to ... read more

Are We Exterminating One African Elephant by Not Recognizing Two?

Apr. 30, 2015 — Within the past week, Thailand officials seized seven tons of ivory, representing the slaughter of hundreds of African elephants for illegal trade. While recent reports say that poaching far exceeds ... read more

Apr. 29, 2015 — When paleontologists put together a life history for a long-extinct animal, it's common to infer the foods it ate by looking at modern animals with similar skull shapes and tooth patterns. But ... read more

Long-Sought Biomarker for Chronic Stress in Fish Discovered

Apr. 29, 2015 — A long-sought biomarker for chronic stress in fish has now been discovered. Fish faced with stressful stimuli launch an endocrine stress response through activation of the ... read more

Apr. 29, 2015 — Asian carp. Burmese python. Hemlock woolly adelgid. These are just some of the most destructive pests and the world's worst invasive species that raise the hackles of fisherman, farmers, and ... read more

Apr. 29, 2015 — As insects grow old their behavior becomes increasingly predictable according to new research. The study, which set out to understand how personality alters with age, found that behavioral traits ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — Moving one's body rapidly through water is a key to existence for many species. The Persian carpet flatworm, the cuttlefish and the black ghost knifefish look nothing like each other -- their ... read more

Diversity of Habitat Needed Around Spotted Owl Reserves, Study Shows

Apr. 28, 2015 — A new study shows that many bird species, including several of high conservation concern, aren't getting the habitat they need due to a focus on promoting California Spotted Owl habitat in the ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — A powerful new model has been developed by a multidisciplinary team, described as a tool to help decision makers maximize the cost-effectiveness of barrier removal projects that also restore ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — The largest and longest Burmese python tracking study of its kind -- here or in its native range -- is providing researchers and resource managers new information that may help target control efforts ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — Several species of fish — including the peppered chub and the plains minnow — were found to be severely declining in the Great Plains. A new article documents a reduction in water flow in Great ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — For reef-building corals, sponges do not make good neighbors. Aggressive competitors for space, sponges use toxins, mucus, shading, and smothering to kill adjacent coral colonies and then grow on ... read more

Bats Use Both Sides of Brain to Listen -- Just Like Humans

Apr. 27, 2015 — Researchers have shown that, like humans, mustached bats use the left and right sides of their brains to process different aspects of sounds. Aside from humans, no other animal that has been studied, ... read more

Apr. 27, 2015 — British stoats suffered a dramatic loss in genetic diversity in the 20th century but extinct British genes were preserved in the stoat population of New Zealand, a new study has found. The research ... read more

Apr. 23, 2015 — An extraordinarily rare ocean discovery of an inches-long 'pocket shark' has been made. Sharks come in all shapes and sizes and are best known as a dominant predator in the marine food web. ... read more

Apr. 23, 2015 — Many loggerhead sea turtles that nest in Dry Tortugas National Park head to rich feeding sites in the Bahamas after nesting, a discovery that may help those working to protect this threatened ... read more

Genetics Provides New Clues About Lionfish Invasion

Apr. 23, 2015 — New genetic data suggest the red lionfish invasion in the Caribbean Basin and Western Atlantic started in multiple locations, not just one as previously believed, according to a new ... read more

Apr. 23, 2015 — Dolphins that raise their voices to be heard in noisy environments expend extra energy in doing so, according to new research that for the first time measures the biological costs to marine mammals ... read more

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