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A sense of disgust in bonobos?

Even bonobos lose their appetites with enough 'ick'. These primates, known for their liberal attitudes toward sex, are also generally open-minded when it comes to...

Invasive seaweed makes fish change their behavior

Cunner fish still visible while looking for refuge in kelp in the Isles of Shoals. Credit, Kristin Mello/UN When it comes to finding protection and...

Hungry birds as climate change drives food ‘mismatch’

Warmer springs create a "mismatch" where hungry chicks hatch too late to feast on abundant caterpillars, new research shows. With continued spring warming expected due...

More squid, less fish: seabirds alter their prey preferences

Over the last 125 years, and particularly after an uptick in industrial fishing since 1950, North Pacific seabirds - typically fish consumers - have...

Climate change drives collapse in marine food webs

A new study has found that levels of commercial fish stocks could be harmed as rising sea temperatures affect their source of food. University of...

Loss of species destroys ecosystems

How serious is the loss of species globally? Are material cycles in an ecosystem with few species changed? In order to find this out,...

Fear of sharks influences seaweed growth

Fishes' fear of sharks helps shape shallow reef habitats in the Pacific, according to new research by a scientist at Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences. The...

Warmer water linked to change in seabird diet

An increasingly catholic diet among European shags at one of Scotland’s best-studied breeding colonies has been linked to long-term climate change and may have...