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Better species mapping can improve conservation efforts
Published: Wed, 18 Apr 2018 14:47:32 EDT
Description: The scientific models that ecologists and conservation biologists rely on to determine which species and habitats to protect lack critical information to help them make effective decisions, according to a new study.  more...
New new genus and species of extinct baleen whale identified
Published: Wed, 18 Apr 2018 10:05:07 EDT
Description: Paleontologists are rewriting the history of New Zealand's ancient whales by describing a previously unknown genus of baleen whale, alive more than 27.5 million years ago and found in the Hakataramea Valley, South Canterbury.  more...
Competition between males improves resilience against climate change
Published: Wed, 18 Apr 2018 09:20:52 EDT
Description: Animal species with males who compete intensively for mates might be more resilient to the effects of climate change, according to new research.  more...
Bugged out by climate change
Published: Wed, 18 Apr 2018 09:20:49 EDT
Description: Warmer summer and fall seasons and fewer winter freeze-thaw events have led to changes in the relative numbers of different types of bugs in the Arctic. The study relies on the longest-standing, most comprehensive data set on arctic arthropods in the world today: a catalogue of almost 600,000 flies, wasps, spiders and other creepy-crawlies collected at the Zackenberg field station on the northeast coast of Greenland from 1996-2014.  more...
Smooth dance moves confirm new bird-of-paradise species
Published: Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:56:09 EDT
Description: Newly publicized audiovisuals support full species status for one of the dancing birds-of-paradise in New Guinea. This new species, called the Vogelkop Superb Bird-of-Paradise, is found only in the island's far-western Bird's Head, or Vogelkop, region.  more...
More than 12,000 marine creatures uncovered during West Java deep-sea exploration
Published: Tue, 17 Apr 2018 11:56:59 EDT
Description: Scientists who participated in the South Java Deep Sea Biodiversity Expedition 2018 had collected more than 12,000 creatures during their 14-day voyage to survey the unexplored deep seas off the southern coast of West Java, Indonesia.  more...
Can your dog predict an earthquake? Evidence is shaky, say researchers
Published: Tue, 17 Apr 2018 11:56:41 EDT
Description: For centuries people have claimed that strange behavior by their cats, dogs and even cows can predict an imminent earthquake, but the first rigorous analysis of the phenomenon concludes that there is no strong evidence behind the claim.  more...
Of mice and disease: Antibiotic-resistant bacteria discovered in NYC house mice
Published: Tue, 17 Apr 2018 10:05:35 EDT
Description: Scientists have found that New York City house mice carry bacteria responsible for mild to life-threatening gastroenteritis in people, and some of these bacteria may be resistant to antibiotics.  more...
A new hope: One of North America's rarest bees has its known range greatly expanded
Published: Mon, 16 Apr 2018 08:59:40 EDT
Description: The Macropis cuckoo bee is one of the rarest bees in North America, partly because of its specialized ecological associations. It is a nest parasite of oil-collecting bees of the genus Macropis which, in turn, are dependent on oil-producing flowers of the genus Lysimachia. However, new data greatly expands the known range of the cuckoo, and has implications for its conservation status.  more...
Plants play greater role than megaherbivore extinctions in changes to ecosystem structure
Published: Mon, 16 Apr 2018 08:59:32 EDT
Description: Plants may have exerted greater influence on our terrestrial ecosystems than the megaherbivores that used to roam our landscapes, according to new research.  more...
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