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Climate change affecting fish in Ontario lakes
Published: Fri, 22 Mar 2019 10:57:39 EDT
Description: Researchers have found warmer average water temperatures in Ontario lakes over the past decade have forced fish to forage in deeper water.  mais...
Colourful male fish have genes to thank for their enduring looks
Published: Fri, 22 Mar 2019 10:57:36 EDT
Description: Striking colors that are seen only in the males of some species are partly explained by gene behavior, research into guppy fish suggests.  mais...
Salamanders chew with their palate
Published: Fri, 22 Mar 2019 10:57:16 EDT
Description: The Italian Crested Newt eats anything and everything it can overpower. Earthworms, mosquito larvae and water fleas are on its menu, but also snails, small fish and even its own offspring. A research team has now studied the newt's chewing behavior and has made an astounding discovery.  mais...
World's smallest bears' facial expressions throw doubt on human superiority
Published: Thu, 21 Mar 2019 10:28:35 EDT
Description: The world's smallest bears can exactly mimic another bear's facial expressions, casting doubt on humans and other primates' supremacy at this subtle form of communication. It is the first time such exact facial mimicry has been seen outside of humans and gorillas.  mais...
Broad impacts from lake trout invasion in Yellowstone
Published: Wed, 20 Mar 2019 14:10:33 EDT
Description: Scientists analyzed data spanning more than four decades and concluded that the impact of lake trout in Yellowstone Lake -- in particular, the decline of native cutthroat trout -- has cascaded across the lake, its tributaries and the surrounding ecosystem.  mais...
Butterfly numbers down by two thirds, German scientists find
Published: Wed, 20 Mar 2019 12:06:03 EDT
Description: Meadows adjacent to high-intensity agricultural areas are home to less than half the number of butterfly species than areas in nature preserves. The number of individuals is even down to one-third of that number.  mais...
Ant larvae fight the offspring of parasitic queens
Published: Wed, 20 Mar 2019 10:22:21 EDT
Description: The eggs of a parasitic ant queen living off a foreign species may end up as food for the larvae of the host species.  mais...
Rabbits like to eat plants with lots of DNA
Published: Wed, 20 Mar 2019 10:22:16 EDT
Description: Rabbits prefer to eat plants with plenty of DNA, according to a new study.  mais...
Local extinction of Southern California mountain lions possible within 50 years
Published: Wed, 20 Mar 2019 10:21:58 EDT
Description: Two isolated mountain lion populations in southern California's Santa Ana and Santa Monica Mountains are at risk of local extinction, perhaps as soon as within 50 years, according to a study published in the journal Ecological Applications. The extinction risk is due to low genetic diversity and mortality that affects the stability of the population. But increasing connectivity could help.  mais...
The recent spread of coyotes across North America did not doom deer populations
Published: Wed, 20 Mar 2019 10:21:17 EDT
Description: Coyotes eat deer, but not enough to limit the deer population at a large scale. A new study of deer numbers across the eastern United States has found that the arrival and establishment of coyote predators has not caused the number of deer harvested by hunters to decline.  mais...
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