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Research projects contribute to shaping EU regulation to control invasive species
A new regulation governing the control of invasive alien species became effective in all EU states on 1 January 2015.  View News Article (2015-01-29)

News from the depths: A new cave-dwelling flatworm species from the Brazilian savanna
Recently, field research by the Brazilian zoologists LĂ­via Cordeiro and Rodrigo Borghezan, of the Universidade de SĂ£o Paulo (USP), recorded the first obligate cave-dwelling planarian of the suborder Continenticola (Platyhelminthes) in South America. View News Article (2015-01-29)

Long-necked 'dragon' discovered in China
University of Alberta paleontologists including PhD student Tetsuto Miyashita, former MSc student Lida Xing and professor Philip Currie have discovered a new species of a long-necked dinosaur from a skeleton found in China. View News Article (2015-01-29)

Dog disease in lions spread by multiple species
Canine distemper, a viral disease that's been infecting the famed lions of Tanzania's Serengeti National Park, appears to be spread by multiple animal species, according to a study published by a transcontinental team of scientists.  View News Article (2015-01-28)

Urban sprawl promotes worm exchange across species
New research has shed light on the complex exchange of parasitic worms between wildlife, rats and humans. View News Article (2015-01-28)

Blind beetles show extraordinary signs of sight
University of Adelaide researchers have made a surprising discovery in the aquifers beneath the Western Australian desert, which challenges the traditional Darwinian view of evolution. View News Article (2015-01-28)

Satellite study identifies water bodies important for biodiversity conservation
Using satellite images to study changing patterns of surface water is a powerful tool for identifying conservationally important "stepping stone" water bodies that could help aquatic species survive in a drying climate, a UNSW Australia-led study shows. View News Article (2015-01-28)

Into the dark: Two new encrusting anemones found in coral reef caves
Research primarily conducted in Okinawa, Japan, by graduate student Yuka Irei and associate professor James Davis Reimer from the University of the Ryukyus, along with Dr. Frederic Sinniger from JAMSTEC, has found two new species of encrusting anemones, or colonial zoantharians, in unexpected locations.  View News Article (2015-01-28)

Bad reputation of crows demystified
In literature, crows and ravens are a bad omen and are associated with witches. Most people believe they steal, eat other birds' eggs and reduce the populations of other birds.  View News Article (2015-01-26)

Snack attack: Bears munch on ants and help plants grow
Tiny ants may seem like an odd food source for black bears, but the protein-packed bugs are a major part of some bears' diets and a crucial part of the food web that not only affects other bugs, but plants too.  View News Article (2015-01-22)

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