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Kiwi Conservation Genetics

Kiwi Conservation Genetics

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

One of the oddest of the exotic 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 genome, it may yet face extincton in the 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!

How did we first walk?

How did we first walk?

Posted Fri, 19 Apr 2013 14:10:25 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The African coelacanth and tetrapod evolution. New modifications on the genes involved can be found in ancestral 'four-legged creatures' or tetrapods.

How did we first walk?

Evolving Doors

Evolving Doors

Posted Wed, 10 Apr 2013 14:38:39 GMT by JW Dowey

A new study has been published on how environmental change effects the evolutionary process. The question of whether speciation is a quick process or a cold unending and slow bore is nearing an answer.

Evolving Doors

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

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Bowhead whales rock- all winter long.

Posted Wed, 04 Apr 2018 08:39:22 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Untamed Travel Possibilities for your imagination or your future plans.

Posted Tue, 26 Sep 2017 09:34:49 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Sneeze to leave, and wild dogs vote for a hunt!

Posted Wed, 06 Sep 2017 07:15:00 GMT by JW.Dowey

Sheep hunted before domestication in the Middle East.

Posted Wed, 23 Aug 2017 09:25:00 GMT by JW. Dowey

Stream insects live well in Yorkshire

Posted Fri, 21 Jul 2017 10:55:00 GMT by JW.Dowey

Bees that buzz and those that help the economy!

Posted Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:15:00 GMT by JW. Dowey

Climate Change drives early laying/hatching, but not only Temperature!

Posted Thu, 27 Apr 2017 07:16:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Bees succeed against the odds, even when solitary.

Posted Tue, 18 Apr 2017 08:16:55 GMT by JW. Dowey

Fascination in rocky pools and their invertebrate inhabitants

Posted Thu, 23 Mar 2017 11:25:01 GMT by JW. Dowey

Army ants tolerate multiple evolutions of beetle mimics

Posted Wed, 15 Mar 2017 09:50:00 GMT by JW. Dowey

Animals help increase diversity of plant life in forested areas of France

Posted Mon, 21 Mar 2011 11:27:00 GMT by Michael Evans

Waterbirds respond to global warming.

Posted Mon, 26 Jan 2015 20:01:19 GMT by Paul Robinson

Are zoos a force for good or just plain cruel?

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

Bills and Island Songsters

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

Humming in the Rain: Precipitation and Anna's Hummingbird Flight

Posted Wed, 18 Jul 2012 14:59:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

New Zealand's avian history provides us with extinction predictors

Posted Tue, 31 Jul 2012 23:03:56 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Male giraffe pelage colour changes linked to ageing

Posted Thu, 12 Apr 2012 14:39:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Deep ocean larvae hitch ride on powerful eddies

Posted Thu, 28 Apr 2011 18:00:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Panda-monium!

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

A case of getting the Humpback's choreography worked out

Posted Thu, 11 Oct 2012 11:20:47 GMT by Dave Armstrong