Where baby white sharks ‘hang out’ in the North Atlantic?

Using cutting-edge satellite and acoustic technology, a researcher from Florida Atlantic University's Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute is among a team of scientists who are...

For one tropical tree, effective seed dispersal relies especially on elephants

Deer, bears, gibbons, but especially elephants, play an important role in seed dispersal for a large-fruited tree in the forests of Thailand, according to...

Australia has a new venomous snake — And it may already be threatened

The ink has not yet dried on a scientific paper describing a new species of snake, yet the reptile may already be in danger...

Protecting tropical forest carbon stocks may not prevent species loss

Tropical forests are rich in carbon and biodiversity. As the world seeks to curb human-induced climate change, will protecting the carbon of tropical forests...

New research calculates capacity of North American forests to sequester carbon

Researchers have calculated the capacity of North American forests to sequester carbon in a detailed analysis that for the first time integrates the effects...

Financial incentives create critical waterbird habitat in extreme drought

Projections by climate scientists suggest that severe droughts may become more frequent over the next century, with significant impacts to wildlife habitat. Fortunately, new...

Moving fish farms enables seagrass meadows to thrive

Commercial fish farms should be moved away from seagrass meadows in order for both to thrive in the future, according to new research. The meadows...

Giant, recently extinct seabird also inhabited Japan

Japan -- Scientists report that a large, extinct seabird called the spectacled cormorant, Phalacrocorax perspicillatus -- originally thought to be restricted to Bering Island, far to...

Success of conservation efforts for fish hinges on climate change

For more than 20 years, conservationists have been working to protect one of the most recognizable reef fish in the Caribbean, the endangered and...

The first endemic Baltic Sea fish species received its name

The "Baltic flounder" Platichthys solemdali is the first fish species shown to be native only to the Baltic Sea, i.e. the first endemic fish described from...

If you build it, the birds will come — if it meets their criteria

A study published in The Condor: Ornithological Applications presents a case study on how bird surveys can better inform conservation and vegetation restoration efforts. Previous conservation...

What does the koala genome tell us about the taste of eucalyptus?

Koalas have long captured people's hearts and minds thanks to their cuddly features and seemingly relaxed demeanor. Now, in a collaborative study by the Koala...

Insectivorous birds consume annually as much energy as the city of New York

The world's insectivorous birds consume annually 400 to 500 million tons of prey and thereby use as much energy as the megacity New York....

Immunity could be key to addressing coral crisis

Coral reefs support a quarter of all marine life, feed hundreds of millions of people and contribute vastly to the global economy. But they...

Bears disperse seeds through scat and feed small mammals

New research shows that mice and voles scurry to bear scats to forage for seeds, finding nutritional value in the seeds and in some...