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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

Chimpanzee cooperatives

Chimpanzee cooperatives

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

This is a set of experiments investigating how chimpanzees, our closest living relatives, collaborate in groups to collect food or drink in specially designed apparatus.

Chimpanzee cooperatives

A case of getting the Humpback's choreography worked out

A case of getting the Humpback's choreography worked out

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

The submarine lifestyle of the humpback whale has been uncovered by the use of data-logging tags, on both ends of the dorsal fin.

A case of getting the Humpback's choreography worked out

Smallest city coyote territory found

Smallest city coyote territory found

Posted Fri, 05 Oct 2012 13:30:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

The smallest coyote territory of just a third of a square mile has been discovered in Chicago, USA, by scientists.

Smallest city coyote territory found

World Habitat Day

World Habitat Day

Posted Wed, 03 Oct 2012 19:33:00 GMT by Michael Evans

World Habitat Day is celebrated on the first Monday in October each year. Organised by UN-Habitat 2012 World Habitat Day was opened by Dr Joan Clos, UN Under-Secretary-General and Director of UN-Habitat, at Embu in Kenya.

World Habitat Day

Songbirds and mate choice, showing that beauty is in the (right) eye of the beholder

Songbirds and mate choice, showing that beauty is in the (right) eye of the beholder

Posted Wed, 03 Oct 2012 13:57:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

New study on Gouldian finches. Your colour, your size and your song are what matters if you are a bird choosing a mate. In a polymorphic species, where several colour variations exist side-by-side, mates are chosen often because they match the chooser.

Songbirds and mate choice, showing that beauty is in the (right) eye of the beholder

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

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Crow about the success of bird brains.

Posted Wed, 20 Apr 2016 08:30:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Echidnas rule the flames(forest fires)

Posted Wed, 13 Apr 2016 13:20:00 GMT by JW Dowey

History laid bare by genetics.

Posted Sat, 02 Apr 2016 11:05:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

New Colombian forest frogs found.

Posted Fri, 18 Mar 2016 10:50:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Is camouflage cryptic or a masquerade?

Posted Wed, 24 Feb 2016 09:25:34 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Teaching is the Oldest Profession.

Posted Tue, 09 Feb 2016 10:47:50 GMT by JW Dowey

Rabbits, rabbits, rabbits - nohare to be seen.

Posted Wed, 27 Jan 2016 21:09:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Stealth predator avoids predation by chemical crypsis.

Posted Tue, 12 Jan 2016 12:36:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Army ants engineer living bridges!

Posted Wed, 09 Dec 2015 12:26:26 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Human migration vital in the Caucasus.

Posted Mon, 30 Nov 2015 11:18:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Changing your tune in hummingbirds

Posted Wed, 25 Sep 2013 17:40:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Ocean acidity experience improves offspring responses

Posted Wed, 08 Jan 2014 10:25:01 GMT by JW Dowey

Grey seals have real personality

Posted Wed, 23 Nov 2011 18:15:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

Kiwi Conservation Genetics

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

Fiddling increases with age?

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

Tool use and manufacture, but by birds

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

Muriqui Mothers - a stabilising influence

Posted Tue, 08 Nov 2011 14:25:00 GMT by Dave Collier

Bitterling battle between parasite and host

Posted Wed, 15 Feb 2012 00:02:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

Snow Leopard spotted in Afghanistan

Posted Thu, 14 Jul 2011 12:01:23 GMT by Kieran Ball

Wild species numbers in the Masai Mara drop by two thirds

Posted Wed, 01 Jun 2011 09:02:00 GMT by Laura Brown