Scientists researching plummeting populations of one of the world's most renowned shorebirds, the red knot, fire cannons carrying nets to capture them for study. Propelled by a tiny wingspan, the red knot is famous for marathon migrations.
AP (July 18, 2014) The Obama administration approved the use of sonic cannons to discover deposits under the ocean floor by shooting sound waves 100 times louder than a jet engine through waters shared by endangered ... watch video
RightThisMinute (Feb. 5, 2015) The Los Angeles Fire Department rescuing a momma dog and her puppies from a fire, and the Wildlife Aid saving fox cubs proves that people will go to amazing lengths to save their furry friends.
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Reuters (June 7, 2013) The elusive lyrebird, one of Australia's unique animal species, knows how to dance to its own song, according to scientists. The discovery supports the long held theory that for humans as well, music ... watch video
AP (Oct. 18, 2013) A rare whale that has a dolphin-shaped head and saber-like teeth has been found dead on Los Angeles' Venice Beach, even though it prefers frigid subarctic waters. Marine biologists are working to ... watch video
AFP (Feb. 3, 2012) A wildlife paradise for migratory birds, reptiles and even the elusive jaguar, the Pantanal is often referred to as the world's largest freshwater wetland system. But this biodiversity sanctuary -- ... watch video
Reuters (Feb. 14, 2012) Endangered snow leopards are thriving in Bhutan, according to a new report released by the World Wildlife Fund. Instead of attempting to track the leopards, researchers at the Wangchuck Centennial ... watch video
Oct. 8, 2015 Researchers have been able to watch the interior cells of a plant synthesize cellulose for the first time by tricking the cells into growing on the plant's surface, according ... read more
Oct. 8, 2015 As record ocean temperatures cause widespread coral bleaching across Hawaii, scientists confirm the same stressful conditions are expanding to the Caribbean and may last into ... read more
Oct. 8, 2015 Biologists have compared a database of modern ants with a database of fossil ants. The analysis has shown in which locations fossilized ants are more related to the ants now ... read more
May 20, 2014 A new way of making super tough fibers could be realized by a simple knot, according to new research from a materials scientist. A new article suggests the new method could make ordinary polymers -- ... read more
Feb. 20, 2012 Bird stewards – individuals who police protected beaches and educate the public about the birds who inhabit it – greatly increase the effectiveness of protected beaches, a new survey ... read more
July 5, 2011 Speculation that the welfare of a small, at-risk shorebird is directly tied to horseshoe crab populations is in part supported by new scientific research, according to a new ... read more