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Spying on the Manx shearwater at sea

Spying on the Manx shearwater at sea

Posted Wed, 03 Oct 2012 08:23:14 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The Manx shearwater (misleadingly named (Puffinus puffinus) is a rare sight in Europe partly because of its nocturnal habits.

Spying on the Manx shearwater at sea

Echolocation: Call your partner or find your dinner

Echolocation: Call your partner or find your dinner

Posted Wed, 03 Oct 2012 00:01:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Bat echolocation helps them communicate with each other as well as orientation and predation on organisms in air or water.

Echolocation: Call your partner or find your dinner

Largest quake of its kind ever recorded

Largest quake of its kind ever recorded

Posted Wed, 26 Sep 2012 17:00:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Possibly the largest earthquake of its kind has been recorded in the Indian Ocean. At least four faults in the Indo-Australian plate caused a magnitude-8.7 earthquake in April last year, say seismologists.

Largest quake of its kind ever recorded

Vampires of the Deep

Vampires of the Deep

Posted Wed, 26 Sep 2012 09:27:44 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The little-known but well-recorded vampire squid is in fact the sole, relic descendant of a special cephalopod group. They live in the science-fiction-sounding OMZ.

Vampires of the Deep

A First: Knocking the spots off your cheetah

A First: Knocking the spots off your cheetah

Posted Sun, 23 Sep 2012 09:59:22 GMT by Dave Armstrong

There are spotted leopards and striped tigers in the wild, and there are moggies that match their black, striped, tawny or spotted patterns in your home.

A First: Knocking the spots off your cheetah

Nitrogen absorption avoided in sea-lion diving

Nitrogen absorption avoided in sea-lion diving

Posted Wed, 19 Sep 2012 08:43:17 GMT by Dave Armstrong

A new study has been published on sea lions and how they manage to dive to such incredible depths. The exchange of CO2, O2, and N2 is prevented by the collapse of the lungs, helping prevent the sea lion suffering from decompression sickness.

Nitrogen absorption avoided in sea-lion diving

Meet Lesula, Congo's Colourful New Species of Monkey

Meet Lesula, Congo's Colourful New Species of Monkey

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

Discovery of a new species of monkey in the Democratic Republic of Congo, described as lesula or Cercopithecus lomamiensis.

Meet Lesula, Congo's Colourful New Species of Monkey

Bold or shy, elk find shooting very selective

Bold or shy, elk find shooting very selective

Posted Tue, 04 Sep 2012 23:01:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

New research on elk shows two different personality traits - the 'bold' and the 'shy'. University of Calgary, the University of Alberta and the University College, Dublin publish their paper on elk, and artificial selection by hunters.

Bold or shy, elk find shooting very selective

Cuckoo, cuckoo, new species of bee

Cuckoo, cuckoo, new species of bee

Posted Tue, 04 Sep 2012 11:38:55 GMT by Dave Armstrong

4 new species and a new genus of cuckoo bee have been discovered on the Republic of Cape Verde islands. Cuckoo bees, as their name suggests, quietly find their way into the hives of other bees and arrange the rearing of their own brood.

Cuckoo, cuckoo, new species of bee

The memory of squamates is better than you think

The memory of squamates is better than you think

Posted Wed, 29 Aug 2012 13:39:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

A new study investigates spatial memory possibilities in squamate reptiles, with researchers looking specifically at the side-blotched lizard (Uta stansburiana).

The memory of squamates is better than you think

Chimpanzees choose hand clasps by cultural preference

Chimpanzees choose hand clasps by cultural preference

Posted Tue, 28 Aug 2012 23:01:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

New study into chimpanzee social grooming behaviour. Researchers investigated cultural differences between four chimpanzee communities by studying differences in chimp grooming hand clasps.

Chimpanzees choose hand clasps by cultural preference

Tail of a rat who won't chew but he's a new species and new genus

Tail of a rat who won't chew but he's a new species and new genus

Posted Tue, 21 Aug 2012 23:01:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Paucidentomys vermidax, a new species and genus of rodent has been discovered in the the rainforests of Sulawesi, Indonesia. The new rodent species has lost all its molars, only retaining incisors.

Tail of a rat who won't chew but he's a new species and new genus

Butterfly Mutations post-Fukushima

Butterfly Mutations post-Fukushima

Posted Sat, 18 Aug 2012 13:59:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

New study investigates the effects of nuclear particles such as iodine on the genotype of butterflies post Fukushima. A short life cycle like the annual butterfly can give us results now that will affect future generations.

Butterfly Mutations post-Fukushima

Hyena Problem Solving - Necessity is the Mother of Innovation

Hyena Problem Solving - Necessity is the Mother of Innovation

Posted Wed, 08 Aug 2012 19:15:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

New research on spotted hyena behaviour has been published. The study looked at diversity of initial exploratory behaviour and innovative problem solving by spotted hyenas in their natural habitat.

Hyena Problem Solving - Necessity is the Mother of Innovation

Endemism - how does it work?

Endemism - how does it work?

Posted Wed, 08 Aug 2012 14:39:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

An island is often a haven for speciation but many mainland species have developed to be endemic in isolated areas too. A new study compares rates of species turnover on Caribbean islands and the Neotropical mainland.

Endemism - how does it work?

Dolphin innovation and culture uses their social abilities

Dolphin innovation and culture uses their social abilities

Posted Wed, 01 Aug 2012 15:51:50 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Bottlenose dolphins hunt with sponges by extracting prey organisms on the sea bed and juveniles copy and learn the trait from their mothers. Male dolphins really let the side down.

Dolphin innovation and culture uses their social abilities

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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

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

Brood parasites: The South American cuckoo mimics its parents

Posted Wed, 30 May 2012 08:22:03 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Are zoos a force for good or just plain cruel?

Posted Thu, 18 Aug 2011 12:33:00 GMT by David Hewitt

Hopes up for species survival

Posted Mon, 23 May 2011 02:54:01 GMT by Gracie Valena

Trees killed by Pine Beetles create more dangerous fires

Posted Fri, 06 May 2011 14:55:00 GMT by Melanie J. Martin

Cave fish have evolved to sleep less

Posted Thu, 07 Apr 2011 16:00:00 GMT by Louise Murray

Hurricane Katia becomes category 4 storm

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

The Coral Triangle in Print

Posted Thu, 27 Oct 2011 13:21:00 GMT by Dave Collier

Bad news for bees and us

Posted Thu, 10 Mar 2011 22:03:02 GMT by Ruth Hendry

Penguins smell good - who knew?

Posted Thu, 22 Sep 2011 20:34:00 GMT by Dale Kiefer

Cheating, Game theory and Transvestite Mourning Cuttlefish

Posted Thu, 05 Jul 2012 16:34:10 GMT by Dave Armstrong