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Number of wild mountain gorillas exceeds 1,000

"This represents one of the rare success stories in conservation. The population of mountain gorillas in the Virunga Volcanoes has more than doubled in...

If El Niños happen twice as often, what happens to seabirds?

More frequent El Niño events in the future may have surprising impacts on seabirds and some fish species, according to a study from the...

Human impact on sea urchin abundance

Sea urchin populations are more sensitive to human activities than previously believed, according to a half-century observational study. Researchers found that changing water temperature...

Translating elephant seal data into a symphony

A recent paper published in Frontiers in Marine Science on the visualization and sonification of animal tracks showcases the collaboration between the Red Sea Research Center...

Tracking data reveal the secret lives of marine animals

The movements of marine mammals and other large animals that spend their lives in the ocean were largely unknown prior to the development of...

King penguins may be on the move very soon

"The main issue is that there is only a handful of islands in the Southern Ocean and not all of them are suitable to...

Industry conservation ethic proves critical to lobster fishery

A new study, led by scientists at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute and colleagues at the University of Maine and NOAA, demonstrates how...

Is there a way to predict the behavior of invasive weeds?

Is it possible to predict which nonnative plant species will become invasive weeds and when? According to research featured in the journal Invasive Plant Science...

Proof that protecting nests aids reproduction

Reproduction among bald eagles in a remote national park in Minnesota was aided when their nests were protected from human disturbance, according to a...

Tackling individuality in studies of albatross populations

When ecologists study populations of animals, they commonly round off the individuality of individuals, treating animals of the same species, sex, and age like...

Tigers cling to survival in Sumatra’s fragmented forests

Researchers on an expedition that tracked endangered tigers through Sumatran jungles for one year have found that tigers are now clinging to survival in...

Albatrosses in decline due to anthropogenic factors

The populations of wandering, black-browed and grey-headed albatrosses have halved over the last 35 years on sub-antarctic Bird Island according to a new study...

Climate change models of bird impacts pass the test

A major study looking at changes in where UK birds have been found over the past 40 years has validated the latest climate change...

Study identifies bottlenecks in early seagrass growth

Seagrass meadows, key nursery and feeding grounds for many kinds of marine life, are being lost worldwide to nutrient pollution, warming waters, and other...