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The Rise of the Continents

The Rise of the Continents

Posted Mon, 24 Jun 2013 10:47:38 GMT by JW Dowey

The marvels of African wildlife, followed by other continents, as Iain Stewart points out the tectonic reasons why life has assumed its rich variety of shapes and sizes.

The Rise of the Continents

Yeti crabs colonised the deep sea

Yeti crabs colonised the deep sea

Posted Wed, 19 Jun 2013 10:57:46 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The strange and unique feeding system of these deep-sea crabs has fascinated us since they were first found, in the deep trenches of the Pacific, then the Atlantic and Indian oceans. Now their relatives have been worked out.

Yeti crabs colonised the deep sea

Turtles turn to gelatinous prey

Turtles turn to gelatinous prey

Posted Sun, 16 Jun 2013 11:57:37 GMT by Dave Armstrong

While loggerhead turtles have been investigated to try and find out how best to conserve this endangered species, new techniques with tiny data-collectors show video and positional information about their foraging.

Turtles turn to gelatinous prey

Honey Bee Numbers Drop

Honey Bee Numbers Drop

Posted Fri, 14 Jun 2013 19:22:40 GMT by JW Dowey

When the bee is remembered, we will only think of that delicious honey, and not of that diligent and innovative insect that became extinct because we polluted the planet so much!

Honey Bee Numbers Drop

Nightlife for Bull ants

Nightlife for Bull ants

Posted Wed, 29 May 2013 10:56:00 GMT by JW Dowey

The ant is rarely so forbidding, large or even dangerous as these 4cm Australian species. Their weakness? Nothing you would notice except they have difficulty using their big eyes in the dark!

Nightlife for Bull ants

Ants, plants and pitchers

Ants, plants and pitchers

Posted Thu, 23 May 2013 18:07:19 GMT by Dave Armstrong

When these ants are hatched, they have only one role in life, to serve the pitcher plant as cleaners, trappers and underwater divers.

Ants, plants and pitchers

International Day for Biodiversity - 22nd May 2013

International Day for Biodiversity - 22nd May 2013

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

Biodiversity is the term given to the variety of life on Earth and the natural pattern it forms. The biodiversity we see today is the result of millions of years of evolution, initially shaped by natural processes, but in modern times increasingly as a result of human intervention. We are an integral part of the web of biodiversity and we depend on this web, as does every other life form on the planet.

International Day for Biodiversity - 22nd May 2013

It's NOT a jungle out there - (any more)

It's NOT a jungle out there - (any more)

Posted Wed, 22 May 2013 09:16:16 GMT by Colin Ricketts

The tropical forests of the whole of South East Asia have been disappearing fast for years. The WWF and the EIA are now questioning just how long making a quick buck will take precedence over essential conservation.

It's NOT a jungle out there - (any more)

Kiwi Conservation Genetics

Kiwi Conservation Genetics

Posted Wed, 15 May 2013 13:20:28 GMT by Dave Armstrong

One of he oddest of the exoic birds from that wonderland called New Zealand, this little spotted kiwi has been conserved for over a century.However, because of the lack of diversity within its genes, it may yet face extincton in he future.

Kiwi Conservation Genetics

Skinks and other Squamates - Sorted!

Skinks and other Squamates - Sorted!

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

The snakes and lizards have unrecognised importance in world ecosystems. Often predatory, they fit into food webs in some strange ways too.

Skinks and other Squamates - Sorted!

The Nudibranch Exposed - Correction

The Nudibranch Exposed - Correction

Posted Mon, 06 May 2013 09:32:00 GMT by JW Dowey

The naming of some sea-slugs is plagued with aged specimens that seem to have become extinct and poorly understood relationships, even between the common species. Here is a valiant and successful attempt to sort out these beautiful animals.

The Nudibranch Exposed - Correction

Bat predation is affected by odour

Bat predation is affected by odour

Posted Thu, 02 May 2013 11:20:43 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Australian bat experts have placed faeces in artificial roosts to determine how and when the smell attracts predators.

Bat predation is affected by odour

Sushi for pigs

Sushi for pigs

Posted Tue, 30 Apr 2013 16:59:26 GMT by JW Dowey

The white-lipped peccary is a remarkably good indicator of Amazonian forest health. Here a new item in its diet provokes some surprise, except to quite a big fish!

Sushi for pigs

Learning hunting techniques, if you are a humpback whale

Learning hunting techniques, if you are a humpback whale

Posted Thu, 25 Apr 2013 18:00:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

New research has shown that humpback whales are able to pass on hunting techniques to each other. The research published in Science has shown that humpbacks learn different techniques to hunt from one another.

Learning hunting techniques, if you are a humpback whale

Bills and Island Songsters

Bills and Island Songsters

Posted Wed, 24 Apr 2013 18:40:08 GMT by JW Dowey

Bill size has been investigated in these tunesmiths, with findings proving fruitful for evolutionary theorists. The birds themselves have bigger beak differences on more southerly islands!

Bills and Island Songsters

Panda-monium!

Panda-monium!

Posted Mon, 22 Apr 2013 19:57:07 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Pandas have been affected by many earthquakes in China. Here we get on-the-spot reporting about panda responses at a Szechuan Conservation and Research Centre.

Panda-monium!

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Will we release these reincarnated mammoths?

Posted Sun, 22 Mar 2015 17:54:49 GMT by Paul Robinson

Navigating the Atlantic as a giant turtle.

Posted Wed, 11 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT by JW Dowey

How mantis control their leaps.

Posted Thu, 05 Mar 2015 20:05:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Great Lakes Puzzles (or Lessons) for Ecologists.

Posted Tue, 24 Feb 2015 20:16:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Our evolution from jelly!

Posted Fri, 20 Feb 2015 09:40:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Cooperative fin whales in Baja California

Posted Tue, 17 Feb 2015 09:10:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Pilot whales and New Zealand strandings.

Posted Sun, 15 Feb 2015 12:36:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Bonobo, chimpanzee or gambler?

Posted Wed, 11 Feb 2015 09:43:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Seahorses live further north than we thought

Posted Fri, 30 Jan 2015 20:48:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Naked, unafraid mole rats and longevity

Posted Thu, 29 Jan 2015 08:35:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Revelatory ape maturity in Sumatra and Borneo

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

Could flirting make males age faster?

Posted Fri, 05 Aug 2011 12:41:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

Dragonflies - Indicator Species of Environmental Health

Posted Mon, 11 Jun 2012 10:30:17 GMT by Michelle Simon

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

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

It's NOT a jungle out there - (any more)

Posted Wed, 22 May 2013 09:16:16 GMT by Colin Ricketts

That Solar Wind and the Aurora Borealis

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

500 Texas homes destroyed by wildfires

Posted Tue, 06 Sep 2011 09:14:00 GMT by Laura Brown

Animals of the world, complete!

Posted Thu, 19 Sep 2013 06:45:00 GMT by JW Dowey

A nightingale sings

Posted Wed, 09 Nov 2011 22:16:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Experience the Wild Wonders of Europe in stunning photographs

Posted Tue, 07 Dec 2010 16:39:00 GMT by Julian Jackson