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From vibrations alone, acacia ants can tell nibbles from the wind

This photograph shows acacia ants on their host tree (Crematogaster mimosae, Acacia zanzibarica). Credit: Felix A. Hager and Kathrin Krausa Acacia trees are a prominent feature of the East African savannah. They're also a classic example of the long-standing and complex relationships between plants and insects, in this case acacia ants. The acacias provide food…

Scientists look to past to help identify fish threatened with local...

Marine scientistshave developed a methodology to assess fish stocks that combines new data with archaeological and historical records - some dating back to the 8th Century AD. Credit: Tim McClanahan/WCS Marine scientists from the University of Queensland, WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society) and other groups have developed a methodology to assess fish stocks that combines new…

‘Outdated’ management plan increases risks to Alaska’s large carnivores

Alaskan wildlife management that prioritizes reducing bear and wolf populations so hunters can kill more moose, caribou and deer is both backward and lacks...

Murky water keeps fish on edge

A study led by researchers at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University found fish become anxious and...

Bizarre ‘bristle-jaw’ creatures finally placed on tree of life

Chaetognaths, whose name means "bristle-jaw," can be found all over world, swimming in brackish estuaries, tropical seas and above the deep dark ocean floor....

Far-ranging fin whales find year-round residence in Gulf of California

NEWPORT, Ore. - Researchers from Mexico and the United States have concluded that a population of fin whales in the rich Gulf of California...

New Litter of Red Wolf Puppies Born at Museum of Life...

The Museum of Life and Science in Durham, North Carolina welcomed a litter of Red Wolf puppies Saturday, according to an Instagram post. At the...

Colorful moth wings date back to the dinosaur era

Tiny light-scattering structures that give today’s butterflies and moths their brilliant hues date back to the days of the dinosaurs. Fossilized mothlike insects from the...

One creature’s meal is another’s pain in the butt

Anyone who’s had a sandwich stolen out of their hands by a gull at the beach knows firsthand how bold and aggressive these birds...

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