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Mysterious river dolphin helps crack the code of marine mammal communication
Published: Fri, 19 Apr 2019 09:40:47 EDT
Description: The Araguaian river dolphin of Brazil was thought to be solitary with little social structure that would require communication. But researchers have discovered the dolphins actually are social and can make hundreds of different sounds, a finding that could help uncover how communication evolved in marine mammals.  more...
Preliminary study suggests mercury not a risk in dog foods
Published: Thu, 18 Apr 2019 14:52:32 EDT
Description: Researchers recently investigated levels of methylmercury in a small sampling of commercial dog foods and found good news for dog owners. Of the 24 diets tested, only three were positive for low concentrations of total mercury, and only one of those contained detectable methylmercury.  more...
Fish under threat release chemicals to warn others of danger
Published: Thu, 18 Apr 2019 14:17:39 EDT
Description: Fish warn each other about danger by releasing chemicals into the water as a signal, research has found.  more...
Infamous 'death roll' almost universal among crocodile species
Published: Thu, 18 Apr 2019 13:12:48 EDT
Description: The iconic 'death roll' of alligators and crocodiles may be more common among species than previously believed, according to a new study.  more...
Living room conservation: Gaming and virtual reality for insect and ecosystem conservation
Published: Thu, 18 Apr 2019 09:51:34 EDT
Description: Gaming and virtual reality could bridge the gap between urban societies and nature, thereby paving the way to insect conservation by the means of education and participation. This is what an interdisciplinary team strive to achieve by developing a virtual reality game dedicated to insect and plant species.  more...
Fossils found in museum drawer in Kenya belong to gigantic carnivore
Published: Thu, 18 Apr 2019 08:07:58 EDT
Description: Paleontologists have discovered a new species of meat-eating mammal larger than any big cat stalking the world today. Larger than a polar bear, with a skull as large as that of a rhinoceros and enormous piercing canine teeth, this massive carnivore would have been an intimidating part of the eastern African ecosystems occupied by early apes and monkeys.  more...
These beetles have successfully freeloaded for 100 million years
Published: Wed, 17 Apr 2019 15:38:09 EDT
Description: An ancient and rare beetle fossil is the oldest example of a social relationship between two animal species.  more...
Switch from hunting to herding recorded in ancient urine
Published: Wed, 17 Apr 2019 15:37:39 EDT
Description: A new study begins to resolve the scale and pace of change during the first phases of animal domestication beyond the Fertile Crescent. To reconstruct this history, the authors turned to an unusual source: urine salts left behind by humans and animals.  more...
Life-threatening foot disease found in endangered huemul deer in Chile
Published: Wed, 17 Apr 2019 15:37:19 EDT
Description: Scientists report the first cases of foot disease for endangered huemul deer in Chilean Patagonia. Culturally iconic, the huemul deer is featured alongside the condor on Chile's coat of arms and is a symbol of biodiversity in the region.  more...
Features that make lizards appealing to potential mates are resilient to stress
Published: Wed, 17 Apr 2019 11:50:58 EDT
Description: Physical traits and behaviors that make a lizard sexy -- features used to attract potential mates and fend off competitors -- may be important enough that they do not change in the face of stress, according to researchers.  more...
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