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Revelatory ape maturity in Sumatra and Borneo

Revelatory ape maturity in Sumatra and Borneo

Posted Fri, 22 Mar 2013 10:18:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

We don't see any normal lack of secondary sexual characteristics in the great apes - except in the orang-utan. The undeveloped male in these two species, without the large dewlap-like flange, cannot change back to this morph but usually develops into the mature morph over a variable period of time.

Revelatory ape maturity in Sumatra and Borneo

Signals between species help survival

Signals between species help survival

Posted Thu, 28 Feb 2013 10:58:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

A new study on bird species signalling and the species' mobbing response behaviour towards predators has been published by the Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences.

Signals between species help survival

Rare Hihi shows us style is down to diet!

Rare Hihi shows us style is down to diet!

Posted Wed, 13 Feb 2013 01:02:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

New hihi study show that sexual selection functions as an indicator of early diet history. The study was carried out on the rare and colourful Notymystis cincta, sometimes called the hihi or stitchbird, which is endemic to New Zealand.

Rare Hihi shows us style is down to diet!

Jelly and Sea Tomatoes?

Jelly and Sea Tomatoes?

Posted Sat, 26 Jan 2013 11:57:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

For a century or more, there has been a decadal fluctuation in 'blooms' of jellyfish numbers, but why?

Jelly and Sea Tomatoes?

Fiddling increases with age?

Fiddling increases with age?

Posted Wed, 16 Jan 2013 12:41:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The courtship effort of any male depends on his age, his display rate and his courtship persistence. Uca annulipes has a body size correlated with his age and waves at females more and more persistently with age.

Fiddling increases with age?

Why We Should Mix-and-Match Forests

Why We Should Mix-and-Match Forests

Posted Tue, 15 Jan 2013 15:51:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

We all depend upon ecosystems in our lives and our forests form one of the major systems of human interest. Lars reckons they provide several 'crucial' ecosystem services.

Why We Should Mix-and-Match Forests

The Echidna that survived for thousands of years

The Echidna that survived for thousands of years

Posted Thu, 03 Jan 2013 16:11:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Thousands of years ago, in the aboriginal 'dreamtime', Australian echidnas mainly died out, leaving just one short-beaked echidna alive throughout the continent.

The Echidna that survived for thousands of years

The pygmy right whale is finally found (and found unique!)

The pygmy right whale is finally found (and found unique!)

Posted Wed, 19 Dec 2012 13:45:46 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Of all the cetaceans in the sea, the pygmy right whale, Caperea marginata, which isn't a right whale at all, is likely to be the least seen.

The pygmy right whale is finally found (and found unique!)

Putting the cat(fish) among the pigeons

Putting the cat(fish) among the pigeons

Posted Sun, 09 Dec 2012 11:31:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Researchers discover 'freshwater killer whales' in France. The European catfish hunt pigeons on land.

Putting the cat(fish) among the pigeons

The pygmy sloth in the mangroves

The pygmy sloth in the mangroves

Posted Fri, 07 Dec 2012 11:17:07 GMT by Paul Robinson

The endangered pygmy 3-toed sloth has been isolated for at least 8,900 years on the 10 mangrove swamps of this speck of land on Isla Escudo de Veraguas, Panama.

The pygmy sloth in the mangroves

Oh, those blue butterflies are so near the brink

Oh, those blue butterflies are so near the brink

Posted Wed, 28 Nov 2012 15:31:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Do you know about the Large Blue and its begging habit? Maculinea rebeli (also known as Phengaris) is one of those cute blue butterflies that hang out with ants.

Oh, those blue butterflies are so near the brink

One-inch ''bodyguards'' defend the coral world

One-inch ''bodyguards'' defend the coral world

Posted Sat, 10 Nov 2012 10:09:20 GMT by Dave Armstrong

One of the most important coral building polyps, the Acropora nasuta, has been discovered to call for help. Gobies to the rescue!

One-inch ''bodyguards'' defend the coral world

The wolf at the door and the sandpiper that migrates: Animals in their niches

The wolf at the door and the sandpiper that migrates: Animals in their niches

Posted Thu, 08 Nov 2012 13:18:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Do lots of packs of wolves exist in an ideal habitat, with fewer wolves away from this centre of a geographical area?

The wolf at the door and the sandpiper that migrates: Animals in their niches

The strange case of cats and dingo dogs

The strange case of cats and dingo dogs

Posted Mon, 29 Oct 2012 07:59:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The world’s biggest island, Australia, has long battled the rats, cats, rabbit, fox and dog predation on their native fauna and flora.

The strange case of cats and dingo dogs

Whale sharks regulate their body temperature

Whale sharks regulate their body temperature

Posted Wed, 17 Oct 2012 13:29:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Marine fish often visit the surface to warm up after diving deep. Whale sharks were used to test some time/depth recorders to see how they regulate their body temperatures.

Whale sharks regulate their body temperature

The hummingbird and the nectar collector

The hummingbird and the nectar collector

Posted Wed, 17 Oct 2012 13:07:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Kim Wonjung and his colleagues at MIT, in the US, have worked out how the tongue of the hummingbird can achieve a capillary action.

The hummingbird and the nectar collector

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Budgies negotiate gaps.

Posted Sun, 21 Sep 2014 11:06:39 GMT by Dave Armstrong

It's a peach of a story

Posted Sat, 06 Sep 2014 23:20:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Tool use and manufacture, but by birds

Posted Wed, 03 Sep 2014 10:01:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Eggs of elephant birds still reign supreme

Posted Sat, 30 Aug 2014 12:44:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Jackdaws lose their winning ways

Posted Wed, 06 Aug 2014 04:01:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Diet in mammals is complex

Posted Wed, 09 Jul 2014 04:01:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Forest loss accelerates

Posted Mon, 30 Jun 2014 08:58:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

How are butterflies and moths related?

Posted Wed, 25 Jun 2014 07:14:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Cats control lizard populations but the reptiles adapt well

Posted Wed, 18 Jun 2014 07:59:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Bear with us

Posted Tue, 10 Jun 2014 06:50:28 GMT by JW Dowey

Meet Lesula, Congo's Colourful New Species of Monkey

Posted Thu, 13 Sep 2012 18:14:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Giant squid have eyes like dinner plates

Posted Fri, 16 Mar 2012 13:48:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Sea cucumbers. A big future for this sea creature?

Posted Fri, 11 Feb 2011 12:52:00 GMT by John Dean

Honey bee wipeout may be caused by phorid fly

Posted Wed, 04 Jan 2012 14:37:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

International Day for Biodiversity - 22nd May 2013

Posted Wed, 22 May 2013 11:52:46 GMT by Michael Evans

Elephant seal adventures tracked at sea

Posted Wed, 16 May 2012 14:56:44 GMT by Dave Armstrong

600 new species discovered in Madagascar over the past decade

Posted Tue, 07 Jun 2011 22:09:00 GMT by Ruth Hendry

Honeybee Colony Collapse Linked to Corn Insecticide

Posted Thu, 15 Mar 2012 15:43:42 GMT by Melanie J. Martin

Flatworm Sexuality

Posted Mon, 17 Oct 2011 21:57:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

A wakeup call for the Pacific Northwest

Posted Wed, 16 Mar 2011 19:00:02 GMT by Michael Evans