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May 31, 2016

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May 31, 2016

May 21, 2016 — Researchers found that selectively fishing for lingcod in protected areas actually avoided hampering the recovery of other fish, including rockfish species listed as ... read more

May 19, 2016 — Because of sudden bright displays made by distasteful prey at the moment of being attacked, their predators quickly learn to discriminate the distasteful prey from the tasty ones even if both types ... read more

May 18, 2016 — The population density of ocelots in the Brazilian Amazon may be stable but lower than expected, according to a new ... read more

May 17, 2016 — Ecologists have set up camera traps in Africa. The images will help wildlife authorities in Botswana to target their conservation work more ... read more

May 17, 2016 — Rubber plantations are a rapidly spreading agroecosystem in Southeast Asia and they are likely to have profound impacts on biodiversity due to the disruption of the natural landscape. Therefore, ... read more

May 17, 2016 — While populations of moose have been declining in much of their North American range, research shows how these icons of the northern boreal forest are finding success by moving south into farmers’ ... read more

More Sea Turtles Survive With Less Beach Debris

May 16, 2016 — Clearing the beach of flotsam and jetsam increased the number of nests by as much as 200 percent, while leaving the detritus decreased the number by nearly 50 percent, report scientists at the ... read more

Citizen Scientists Can Help Protect Endangered Species

May 16, 2016 — Until this study, the conservation and management of fox squirrels in Florida was constrained by a lack of reliable information on the factors influencing its distribution. But with this research, ... read more

May 12, 2016 — Same-sex sexual behavior is common in animals but puzzles evolutionary biologists since it doesn't carry the same obvious benefits as heterosexual courtship behavior that leads to mating and ... read more

Cooperation, Not Struggle for Survival, Drives Evolution, Say Researchers

May 12, 2016 — Using a new conceptual evolutionary model, investigators have reviewed the debated mechanism of speciation, suggesting that competition and a struggle for the existence are not the main drivers of ... read more

May 11, 2016 — Northern cardinals and tufted titmice are two abundant bird species in the woods of eastern North America. Many bird and mammal species rely on information from tufted titmice calls to detect and ... read more

May 10, 2016 — Scientists have discovered rapidly rising seasonal sea temperatures are the likely trigger for coral reproduction allowing them to predict when mass spawning will ... read more

May 10, 2016 — Coral bleaching and death can have dramatic repercussions for how small reef fish learn about and avoid predators, say researchers after a world first ... read more

May 10, 2016 — Climate change is melting glaciers, reducing sea-ice cover and increasing wildlife activity -- with some of the most dramatic impacts occurring in the northern high latitudes. New research projects ... read more

Shellfish Response to Ocean Acidification Depends on Other Stressors

May 9, 2016 — A study of California mussels, a key species in the rocky intertidal ecosystems of the West Coast, indicates that the effects of ocean acidification will vary from place to place along the coast ... read more

May 6, 2016 — An international research team has studied the geographical pattern of the evolution of corals and reef fish. Their findings show that today's geographical distribution of tropical marine ... read more

May 5, 2016 — Scientists have completed a massive study that will help communities and countries of the Western Indian Ocean measure and restore fish populations while identifying the best policies for achieving ... read more

May 4, 2016 — Three species of shark, tiger, lemon and Caribbean reef, all use deeper coral reefs in the Virgin Islands, but only lemon shark presence was associated with seasonal grouper spawning aggregations, ... read more

May 4, 2016 — Coastal wading birds shape their lives around the tides, and new research shows that different species respond differently to shifting patterns of high and low water according to their size and daily ... read more

Birds of a Different Color: Why Some Birds Have More Than One Color Type

May 3, 2016 — In some animals, the same species can occur in two or more color types, or morphs. New research may help solve the mystery of how this can occur despite the pressures of ... read more

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