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Animals News -- ScienceDaily Updated Wed, 12 Dec 2018 04:09:16 EST
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Stronger pesticide regulations likely needed to protect all bee species, say studies
Published: Tue, 11 Dec 2018 12:25:01 EST
Description: Regulators worldwide currently use honeybees as the sole model species failing to account for potential threats posed by agrochemicals to the full diversity of bee species from bumblebees to solitary bees, which are probably more important for pollination of food crops than managed honeybees. They are potentially more vulnerable to pesticides given they nest in the ground and bumblebee queens have different life cycles that could increase exposure.  Plus ...
A future for red wolves may be found on Galveston Island, Texas
Published: Tue, 11 Dec 2018 12:24:49 EST
Description: Red wolves, once nearly extinct, again teeter on the abyss. New research finds red wolf ancestry in Texas -- providing opportunities for additional conservation action and difficult policy challenges. Researchers have identified red wolf ''ghost alleles'' in canid population on Galveston Island.  Plus ...
'Pest-controlling' bats could help save rainforests
Published: Tue, 11 Dec 2018 09:19:26 EST
Description: A new study shows that several species of bats are giving Madagascar's rice farmers a vital pest control service by feasting on plagues of insects. And this, a zoologist believes, can ease the financial pressure on farmers to turn forest into fields.  Plus ...
Females prefer city frogs' tunes
Published: Mon, 10 Dec 2018 11:58:05 EST
Description: Urban sophistication has real sex appeal -- at least if you're a Central American amphibian. Male frogs in cities are more attractive to females than their forest-frog counterparts, according to a new study.  Plus ...
Scientists discover how birds and dinosaurs evolved to dazzle with colourful displays
Published: Mon, 10 Dec 2018 10:19:38 EST
Description: Iridescence is responsible for some of the most striking visual displays in the animal kingdom. Now, thanks to a new study of feathers from almost 100 modern bird species, scientists have gained new insights into how this color diversity evolved.  Plus ...
The fauna in the Antarctica is threatened by pathogens humans spread in polar latitudes
Published: Mon, 10 Dec 2018 10:19:20 EST
Description: The fauna in the Antarctica could be in danger due the pathogens humans spread in places and research stations in the southern ocean.  Plus ...
New method to treat life-threatening heart arrhythmias in dogs
Published: Mon, 10 Dec 2018 10:19:12 EST
Description: Researchers have developed a new treatment for dogs with a rare, but life-threatening, arrhythmia caused by atrioventricular accessory pathways (APs). The minimally invasive technique, which uses radiofrequencies, is modified from a human cardiology procedure and has a more than 95 percent success rate in treating dogs with this type of arrhythmia.  Plus ...
Tiny Australian wallaby the last living link to extinct giant kangaroos
Published: Mon, 10 Dec 2018 09:28:12 EST
Description: Scientists reveal that Australia's pint-sized banded hare-wallaby is the closest living relative of the giant short-faced kangaroos which roamed the continent for millions of years, but died out about 40,000 years ago.  Plus ...
Invasive species and habitat loss our biggest biodiversity threats
Published: Mon, 10 Dec 2018 08:59:19 EST
Description: Invasive species and habitat loss are the biggest threats to Australian biodiversity, according to new research. Australia was rich in unique biodiversity, but has had a poor track record since European settlement.  Plus ...
Increasing seal population will not harm largest fish stocks in the Baltic
Published: Mon, 10 Dec 2018 07:25:30 EST
Description: Seals feeding on fish does not decrease fish stocks of Baltic cod, herring and sprat the most -- climate change, nutrient load and fisheries do, shows a new study.  Plus ...
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