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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

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

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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

Auks transform Arctic ecosystems.

Posted Wed, 15 Feb 2017 10:20:00 GMT by JW. Dowey

Tiger, leopard and dhole share resources in India

Posted Wed, 08 Feb 2017 10:28:00 GMT by JW. Dowey

Intriguing leadership roles in orcas linked to evolution, even in humans

Posted Thu, 12 Jan 2017 09:40:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Social interaction in vervets/its relevance to humans.

Posted Wed, 23 Nov 2016 10:35:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Tremendous cognition in tool-making, etc., in a cockatoo.

Posted Wed, 16 Nov 2016 14:30:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Whale cultures rule in Galápagos.

Posted Wed, 19 Oct 2016 11:30:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Organic burials: corpse to compost in six months

Posted Wed, 09 Mar 2011 15:12:00 GMT by Louise Murray

Fungus from California suspected of killing cypress trees worldwide

Posted Sat, 03 Sep 2011 13:11:00 GMT by Gracie Valena

The drowning Baiji princess waits in vain

Posted Thu, 19 Jan 2012 08:38:51 GMT by Dave Armstrong

From garbage tip to wildlife haven - new theory for Everglades tree islands

Posted Tue, 22 Mar 2011 16:55:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

Track the prey, miss the whale

Posted Tue, 02 Aug 2011 23:00:01 GMT by Martin Leggett

For baboons it pays to be sociable

Posted Wed, 02 Nov 2011 22:11:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

The bumblebee gecko from Papua New Guinea - Nactus kunan

Posted Thu, 19 Apr 2012 14:43:43 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Increase in whale strandings causes concern

Posted Fri, 06 May 2011 08:26:00 GMT by Melanie J. Martin

Soft corals crucial to reef building

Posted Tue, 16 Aug 2011 20:32:54 GMT by Melanie J. Martin

Desert memories and route guidance - for ants

Posted Wed, 28 May 2014 12:08:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong