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Fossil from prehistoric penguin as tall as humans

Fossil from prehistoric penguin as tall as humans

Posted Mon, 27 Feb 2012 20:22:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Years after a fossilised penguin skeleton was found in New Zealand, scientists say it belonged to possibly the tallest ever prehistoric penguin; Kairuku grebneffi stood almost five feet tall.

Fossil from prehistoric penguin as tall as humans

Fungal infection kills rare rattlesnakes

Fungal infection kills rare rattlesnakes

Posted Wed, 22 Feb 2012 16:23:00 GMT by Linden Volsun

Eastern Massasauga rattlesnakes are being killed by a rare fungal infection seldom found in wild animals, says a wildlife vet. Chrysosporium is killing the endangered snake in America.

Fungal infection kills rare rattlesnakes

Discovery of New Legless Amphibians

Discovery of New Legless Amphibians

Posted Wed, 22 Feb 2012 00:01:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

New family of tailless burrowing caecilian tetrapod amphibians has been discovered, but Chikilidae have no legs.

Discovery of New Legless Amphibians

New Species of Miniature Chameleon Discovered in Madagascar

New Species of Miniature Chameleon Discovered in Madagascar

Posted Wed, 15 Feb 2012 16:09:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Cute chameleons created in genetic isolation. New Species of Miniature Leaf Chameleon (Brookesia micra) discovered in Northern Madagascar. On a small islet to the north of Madagascar, four new species of chameleons have followed the Malagasy trend and gone miniature.

New Species of Miniature Chameleon Discovered in Madagascar

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

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Femme fatale mantis is a cheating cannibal

Posted Wed, 17 Dec 2014 08:45:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Birdsong proves geographical races have different responses.

Posted Sun, 30 Nov 2014 12:25:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Remember Wallace for his birdwing but conserve this incredible insect too

Posted Mon, 24 Nov 2014 19:59:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The artful crocodiles can hunt cooperatively.

Posted Sat, 22 Nov 2014 20:44:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

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

Oysters in danger of extinction

Posted Mon, 14 Feb 2011 15:01:01 GMT by Astrid Madsen

Fluttering tail-feathers strike winning note for male hummingbirds

Posted Thu, 08 Sep 2011 18:01:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Increase in whale strandings causes concern

Posted Fri, 06 May 2011 08:26:00 GMT by Melanie J. Martin

Arboreal ant wars

Posted Thu, 15 Dec 2011 21:40:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Something old, something blue - how cyanobacteria are helping forests grow

Posted Fri, 25 Feb 2011 14:55:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Skinks and other Squamates - Sorted!

Posted Fri, 10 May 2013 10:40:29 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Chimpanzee cooperatives

Posted Tue, 16 Oct 2012 21:03:19 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Hurricane Katia becomes category 4 storm

Posted Tue, 06 Sep 2011 08:56:56 GMT by Laura Brown

Orangutan engineer gains degree

Posted Wed, 18 Apr 2012 23:23:24 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Wildlife, Genes and Speciation Part I

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