Gimme shelter: Seven new leech species call freshwater mussels home

The frequent presence of leeches with a hidden lifestyle in the mantle cavity of freshwater mussels has been recorded since the second half of...

Gimme shelter: Seven new leech species call freshwater mussels home

The frequent presence of leeches with a hidden lifestyle in the mantle cavity of freshwater mussels has been recorded since the second half of...

Invasive blue catfish can tolerate high salinities

A new study warns that blue catfish -- an invasive species in several Chesapeake Bay tributaries -- tolerate salinities higher than most freshwater fishes,...

Critical protein that could unlock West Nile/Zika virus treatments identified

Scientists have identified a protein that is critical in controlling replication of West Nile and Zika viruses -- and could be important for developing...

Infectious cancer in mussels spread across the Atlantic

An infectious cancer that originated in 1 species of mussel growing in the Northern Hemisphere has spread to related mussels in South America and...

Jaw-some wombats may be great survivors

Flexible jaws may help wombats better survive in a changing world by adapting to climate change's effect on vegetation and new diets in conservation...

New ranavirus threatens US amphibian diversity

Biologists modeled how a chimeric Frog virus 3 (FV3)-like ranavirus, also known as RCV-Z2, could spread rapidly throughout a population of North American wood...

Crab disease poses threat to shellfish stocks

Shore crabs carry parasites that pose a major threat to shellfish stocks. In a new study, researchers have used several different detection methods, including...

Massive fangs and a death crush: How a 370 million year old tetrapod hunted...

The habits of a needle-toothed tetrapod which lived more than 370 million years ago have filled in a piece of the evolutionary puzzle after...

Scientists identify British butterflies most threatened by climate change

Many British butterflies and moths have been responding to warmer temperatures by emerging earlier in the year and for the first time scientists have...

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