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Columbus beaten again, by the migration of a songbird!

Columbus beaten again, by the migration of a songbird!

Posted Wed, 15 Feb 2012 00:07:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The tiny wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe) migration ranges far and wide across the Palaearctic. Because of this complete northern distribution, it has proved impossible so far to prove where the American populations over-winter.

Columbus beaten again, by the migration of a songbird!

Elephants trumpet dietary changes

Elephants trumpet dietary changes

Posted Wed, 15 Feb 2012 00:06:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The eating experiences of the wild African elephant, Loxodonta africana, over several decades have been difficult to measure until isotopic studies came to the rescue.

Elephants trumpet dietary changes

Comparing cities and blood systems with Atta forest ants

Comparing cities and blood systems with Atta forest ants

Posted Wed, 15 Feb 2012 00:05:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Leafcutter ants (Atta spp.) are the amazing ants with the attractive antics of transporting leaves to culture fungi. Rather like a city's motorway system, the leafcutter ant must organise paths to efficiently allow transport without using up energy in overlong routes.

Comparing cities and blood systems with Atta forest ants

Bitterling battle between parasite and host

Bitterling battle between parasite and host

Posted Wed, 15 Feb 2012 00:02:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

The invasive species in this case is the recently-introduced (40 years ago) Asian mussel, Anodonta woodiana, whose larvae parasitise bitterling fish (Rhodeus amarus). These European fish use many Unionid mussels' gills as a safe haven for their vulnerable eggs.

Bitterling battle between parasite and host

Tarsier Secretly Squeaking

Tarsier Secretly Squeaking

Posted Thu, 09 Feb 2012 16:11:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

High in the Filipino rainforest, speeches are being made and trysts announced. Predators and prey may well be limited in their understanding, but the tiniest primate, the tarsier has been letting us turn a deaf ear.

Tarsier Secretly Squeaking

Shark skin boosts swim speed and cuts drag

Shark skin boosts swim speed and cuts drag

Posted Thu, 09 Feb 2012 14:22:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Denticles on shark skin helps them swim faster and by increasing thrust and reducing drag, but swimsuits for humans that mimic shark skin, are not quite as effective, says a US scientist.

Shark skin boosts swim speed and cuts drag

Study highlights worrying numbers of UK ladybirds

Study highlights worrying numbers of UK ladybirds

Posted Tue, 07 Feb 2012 11:38:10 GMT by Claire Dunn

A study has found that native UK ladybirds are declining as the invasive harlequin ladybird species spreads across Europe.

Study highlights worrying numbers of UK ladybirds

Endangered green turtle migration mapped

Endangered green turtle migration mapped

Posted Fri, 03 Feb 2012 13:45:55 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Cruising the eastern Pacific is everyone's dream, but the green turtle, the only herbivore among the sea turtles, seems to have it made in one sense. The invaluable Gorgona National Park, not far from Galapagos, was used for the sampling of green turtles migration by snorkelling at night around the eastern reefs.

Endangered green turtle migration mapped

Most ancient crocodile discovered, Aegisuchus witmeri

Most ancient crocodile discovered, Aegisuchus witmeri

Posted Fri, 03 Feb 2012 00:14:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Crocodiles and their relatives the crocodyliforms, go back a long way. A skull has been discovered from 95 million years ago. This new species find, Aegisuchus witmeri (Shieldcroc) seems to suggest the real origin of the ancient crocodiles was the Tethys Sea between northern Laurasia and Gondwanaland.

Most ancient crocodile discovered, Aegisuchus witmeri

Humpback whales singing different songs

Humpback whales singing different songs

Posted Thu, 02 Feb 2012 17:09:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Humpback whales at opposite ends of the Indian Ocean are singing different songs, a study has revealed for the first time. Normally, humpbacks in the same area of the ocean sing similar themes.

Humpback whales singing different songs

Inuit insight into killer whale (Orcinus orca) predation and prey

Inuit insight into killer whale (Orcinus orca) predation and prey

Posted Wed, 01 Feb 2012 00:08:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The prey of killer whales (Orcinus orca) in the Arctic is little studied, except of course by native Inuit peoples. New research has introduced us to this Inuit science, which in this case involves their competitor for prey items, the killer whale.

Inuit insight into killer whale (Orcinus orca) predation and prey

Invasive Burmese Pythons vs. The Everglades

Invasive Burmese Pythons vs. The Everglades

Posted Tue, 31 Jan 2012 14:19:00 GMT by Dave Collier

The Burmese python is an invasive species with established populations in the Everglades National Park in Florida. The pythons are having a devastating effect on native mammal populations.

Invasive Burmese Pythons vs. The Everglades

That Solar Wind and the Aurora Borealis

That Solar Wind and the Aurora Borealis

Posted Mon, 30 Jan 2012 23:12:38 GMT by Dave Armstrong

You don't have to be Alaskan or an Icelander but it helps. Solar flares, solar winds and geomagnetic storms are all in the news but it is the aurora borealis phenomenon on the tip of everyone's tongue.

That Solar Wind and the Aurora Borealis

The Latest Rapid Assessment of New Species (from Suriname)

The Latest Rapid Assessment of New Species (from Suriname)

Posted Wed, 25 Jan 2012 16:41:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The latest rapid assessment of new species from Suriname has struck gold in the form of wonderful new species and many numerous specimens of otherwise rare creatures and plants.

The Latest Rapid Assessment of New Species (from Suriname)

Earthquake damage report for 2011 published by CATDAT

Earthquake damage report for 2011 published by CATDAT

Posted Sun, 22 Jan 2012 00:39:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

An annual report on the cost and damage earthquakes and volcanoes caused in 2011 has been published. 2011 was to date the most damaging year on record for economic losses associated with these natural disasters.

Earthquake damage report for 2011 published by CATDAT

'Extinct' monkey found in Borneo rainforest

'Extinct' monkey found in Borneo rainforest

Posted Fri, 20 Jan 2012 16:06:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

The Miller's Grizzled Langur, a species of monkey thought to be extinct, has been found by scientists in Wehea Forest, west of its previously known habitat.

'Extinct' monkey found in Borneo rainforest

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Monkeys' and apes' cultural learning

Posted Wed, 12 Nov 2014 04:00:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Oil palm ecology suits some.

Posted Tue, 11 Nov 2014 17:40:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Cultures can exist beyond the (naked) apes.

Posted Wed, 05 Nov 2014 07:00:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Spot (or hear) the vole - in the snow

Posted Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Horse Sense

Posted Mon, 13 Oct 2014 20:04:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

We’re mad about Madagascar.

Posted Sat, 11 Oct 2014 09:17:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Bad news for corals and divers.

Posted Tue, 07 Oct 2014 08:30:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Voyage to/from Ancient New Zealand

Posted Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:15:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Language evolved quickly.

Posted Thu, 25 Sep 2014 08:17:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Monkeys redden up for breeding.

Posted Wed, 24 Sep 2014 07:54:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Reef solutions through fish management

Posted Wed, 20 Nov 2013 11:00:01 GMT by JW Dowey

A Frog's tale

Posted Fri, 30 Sep 2011 12:06:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Otters in England back from the brink of extinction

Posted Mon, 15 Nov 2010 13:28:01 GMT by Emma McNeil

Fossil-quake clues in ancient sediments help map out earthquake prediction

Posted Tue, 15 Mar 2011 14:31:52 GMT by Martin Leggett

Warming throws flowers off schedule threatening birds and bees

Posted Mon, 20 Jun 2011 11:00:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Trunks a lot pal! Elephants learn to work together says new test

Posted Tue, 08 Mar 2011 19:50:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Wildlife, Genes and Speciation Part I

Posted Wed, 09 Nov 2011 23:57:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Work with 'The Big Muddys' rhythms says LSU scientist

Posted Fri, 20 May 2011 21:22:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Olive orchards a threat to Mediterranean soil

Posted Mon, 25 Jul 2011 10:18:46 GMT by Mario Balzan

Eurasian rollers won't just roll over

Posted Wed, 07 Mar 2012 00:01:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong