The phenomenal diving ability of South America's Imperial cormorant has been revealed for the first time by researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society and the National Research Council of Argentina. The team attached a small camera to the back of a bird then watched in amazement as it plunged 150 feet underwater in 40 seconds to feed on the sea floor.
May 21, 2015 A huge wildebeest herd migrates across the open, parched plains. Dust swirls up from the many hooves pounding the ground, and forms a haze over the landscape. The setting sun ... read more
May 22, 2015 Parasitic worms can pose a serious threat to the Dungeness crab, a commercially important fishery species found along the west coast of North America. The worms are thought to have caused or ... read more
May 21, 2015 Bacteria that live in the guts of cicadas have split into many separate but interdependent species in a strange evolutionary phenomenon that leaves them reliant on a bloated ... read more
Feb. 26, 2014 The convergent evolution of tail shapes in diving birds may be driven by foraging style. Birds use their wings and specialized tail to maneuver through the air while flying. It turns out that the ... read more
July 31, 2012 Researchers recently fitted a South American sea bird called an imperial cormorant with a small camera, then watched stunned as it became 'superbird' -- diving 150 feet underwater in 40 ... read more
July 3, 2012 How does the world's smallest mammalian diver survive icy waters to catch its prey? A recent study of American water shrews has surprised researchers by showing that the animals rapidly elevate ... read more