Microscope allows gentle, continuous imaging of light-sensitive corals

Many corals are sensitive to bright light, so capturing their dynamics with traditional microscopes is a challenge. To work around their photosensitivity, researchers developed...

Goodbye northwestern crow, hello Mexican duck

The latest supplement to the American Ornithological Society's Checklist of North and Middle American Birds includes several major updates to the organization of the...

Non-tobacco plant identified in ancient pipe for first time

People in what is now Washington State were smoking Rhus glabra, a plant commonly known as smooth sumac, more than 1,400 years ago. The...

Catastrophic disease events in marine mammals mostly caused by viruses

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How fish got onto land, and stayed there

Research on blennies, a family of fish that have repeatedly left the sea for land, suggests that being a 'jack of all trades' allows...

A new character for Pokémon? Novel endemic dogfish shark species discovered from Japan

A new endemic deep-water dogfish shark: Squalus shiraii, was discovered in the tropical waters of Southern Japan by an international team of scientists. The...

Protected areas worldwide at risk of invasive species

Protected areas across the globe are effectively keeping invasive animals at bay, but the large majority of them are at risk of invasions.

Genetic outcomes of great gray owl population in four states

When compared to some other bird species, researchers found that great gray owls seem to have lower genetic diversity. However, there's no evidence that...

Sea snakes have been adapting to see underwater for 15 million years

A study has for the first time provided evidence of where, when and how frequently species have adapted their ability to see in color.

Can e-learning help stem the threat of invasive alien species such as Japanese Knotweed?

E-learning could be a crucial tool in the biosecurity fight against invasive alien species such as Japanese Knotweed, Zebra Mussels and Signal Crayfish according...

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