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New Zealand penguins travel thousands of kilometers to feed

Fiordland penguins, Eudyptes pachyrhynchus, known as Tawaki, migrate up to 2,500 km from their breeding site, according to a study publishing August 29 in the...

Color vision makes birds of prey successful hunters

In many cases it is the colour of the prey that helps predatory birds to detect, pursue and capture them. In a new study,...

Whiskered auklets lack wanderlust, are homebodies instead

A new study from The Auk: Ornithological Advances presents some of the best evidence that Whiskered Auklets are an outlier in the auklet family by not...

Are emperor penguins eating enough?

For Emperor penguins waddling around a warming Antarctic, diminishing sea ice means less fish to eat. How the diets of these tuxedoed birds will...

Endangered petrels and trawl fishing clash in Tasman sea

Today's shifting environmental conditions are creating an uncertain future for many top predators in marine ecosystems, but to protect the key habitat of a...

Basking sharks gather in groups off northeast US coast

Groups of basking sharks ranging from as few as 30 to nearly 1,400 individual animals have been observed aggregating in waters from Nova Scotia...

Sea turtles use flippers to manipulate food

Sea turtles use their flippers to handle prey despite the limbs being evolutionarily designed for locomotion, a discovery by Monterey Bay Aquarium researchers published...

Noise from ships scares porpoises

Porpoises communicate with each other using sounds. Therefore, they are highly sensitive to noise, such as ship noise. And the Danish belts and sounds...

Polar bears struggle with catching seals to meet energy demands

A new study finds polar bears in the wild have higher metabolic rates than previously thought, and as climate change alters their environment a...

Coastal and deep ocean sharks have different feeding patterns

An international team of researchers studying globally declining shark populations report today that they used carbon isotopes as biochemical markers in shark muscle tissue...

Radar tracking reveals how bees develop a route between flowers

As bees gain foraging experience they continually refine both the order in which they visit flowers and the flight paths they take between flowers...

Video tags reveal details of blue whale feeding behavior

The lunge feeding of blue whales is an extraordinary biomechanical event in which the largest animal on Earth accelerates and opens its mouth under...

Which carnivores are most at risk?

In a surprise ecological finding, researchers discover medium-sized carnivores spend the most time looking for food, making them vulnerable to change. Mammalian predators (commonly called...

Foraging hotspots for loggerhead turtle rookery identified

UCF alumna Simona Ceriani today published a new study that finds sea turtles are what they eat - but where they eat may be...

Detailed insight into behavior of grey seal pups

Male and female grey seal pups show distinct behavioral differences as they learn to forage in the early stages of their independence, according to...