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Archaeologists uncover land before wheel; site untouched for 6,000 years
A team of archaeologists from the University of Chicago's Oriental Institute, along with a team of Syrian colleagues, is uncovering new clues about a prehistoric society that formed the foundation of urban life in the Middle East prior to invention of the wheel. (2010-04-06)
A bastard seal from the past reveals the potential for human hybrids
If discovered as fossils, grey and ringed seals are so different that they could be classified as belonging to different families. (2018-11-30)
An icy forecast for ringed seal populations
Scientists have already observed and predicted that high ringed seal pup mortality rates are linked to poor environmental conditions like early ice breakup and low snow. (2019-01-23)
Loss of a gene long ago puts marine mammals at risk today, as environments change
Ancient loss of gene function across ancestral marine mammal lineages may now be putting modern marine mammals at risk, leaving them defenseless against toxic organophosphates. (2018-08-09)
Hot great white sharks could motor but prefer to swim slow
Great white sharks have warmer muscles than other cold-blooded fish so they could swimmer faster, but now it turns out that they actually choose to swim relatively slowly when browsing their feeding grounds, probably to increase their chance of catching a fat seal snack. (2019-02-18)
Climate change impacts Antarctic biodiversity habitat
Ice-free areas of Antarctica -- home to more than 99 percent of the continent's terrestrial plants and animals -- could expand by more than 17,000 km2 by the end of this century, a study published today in Nature reveals. (2017-06-28)
Hookworms employ live fast/die young strategy in fur seal pup hosts
Hookworms exploit a live fast/die young strategy in their South American fur seal pup hosts, report Morris Animal Foundation-funded researchers at the University of Georgia. (2018-09-20)
Antarctic seals can help predict ice sheet melt
Two species of seal found in Antarctic seas are helping scientists collect data about the temperature and salinity of waters around vulnerable ice sheets in West Antarctica. (2018-05-15)
Warming oceans lead to more fur seal deaths from hookworm infection
Rising ocean temperatures are putting fur seal pups at greater risk of death from hookworm infections, according to new findings published in eLife. (2018-11-06)
Plastic microfibers found for first time in wild animals' stool, from S. A. fur seals
For the first time, plastic microfibers have been discovered in wild animals' stool, from South American fur seals. (2018-11-09)
Parrot genome analysis reveals insights into longevity, cognition
Parrots are famously talkative, and a blue-fronted Amazon parrot named Moises -- or at least its genome -- is telling scientists volumes about the longevity and highly developed cognitive abilities that give parrots so much in common with humans. (2018-12-06)
Climate refugee cod
The latest research conducted by AWI experts that the chances of survival for the offspring of important fish species will dramatically worsen, if the 1.5 ° C target of the Paris Climate Agreement is not achieved. (2018-11-28)
Killing a name of an extinct sea cow species
In a recent publication of the open access journal Zoosystematics and Evolution, Manja Voss from the Museum fuer Naturkunde Berlin deals with a new hypothesis of two distinct species that lived about 30 Millions of years ago in Central Europe and draws conclusions on the invalidity of the common species name Halitherium schinzii in favor of a new nominal framework for fossil sea cows. (2014-04-02)
Use of clinical apps significantly improves quality of cardiovascular care
A pilot program using several clinical decision support tools in the outpatient setting to treat and educate stable ischemic heart disease patients has shown success in improving angina in these patients. (2019-02-14)
Increasing seal population will not harm largest fish stocks in the Baltic
Seals feeding on fish does not decrease fish stocks of Baltic cod, herring and sprat the most -- climate change, nutrient load and fisheries do, shows a new study from Stockholm University. (2018-12-10)
Beaked whales perform extreme dives to hunt deepwater prey
A study of 10 beaked whales of two poorly understood species shows their foraging dives are deeper and longer than those reported for any other air-breathing species. (2006-10-19)
Plastic in Britain's seals, dolphins and whales
Microplastics have been found in the guts of every marine mammal examined in a new study of animals washed up on Britain's shores. (2019-01-31)
Antarctic animals are under threat from illegal fishing
Animals in the oceans surrounding Antarctica are under increasing threat. (2003-02-17)
Polar bears' declining mercury levels likely due to climate-related shifts
To understand how human activities are affecting the planet, scientists often study the health of animals in the wild. (2017-06-14)
Study finds white sharks flee feeding areas when orcas present
New research from Monterey Bay Aquarium and partner institutions published in Nature Scientific Reports challenges the notion that great white sharks are the most formidable predators in the ocean. (2019-04-16)
Beneficial bacteria in Hawaiian squid attracted to fatty acids
A study published recently by scientists at the University of Hawai'i - Mānoa and University of Wisconsin - Madison revealed that the Hawaiian bobtail squid's symbiotic bacteria, Vibrio fischeri, has a novel type of receptors that sense the presence and concentration of fatty acids, a building block of all cell membranes. (2015-12-22)
Dynamic collaboration behind new research into best way of using biologging tags
Methods used to design F1 cars and spacecraft have played a crucial role in new research into the tags used to track animal movements. (2019-06-20)
PCB pollution threatens to wipe out killer whales
More than 40 years after the first initiatives were taken to ban the use of PCBs, the chemical pollutants remain a deadly threat to animals at the top of the food chain. (2018-09-27)
Parachuting allows krill to eat and run
Antarctic researchers have recorded a novel behavior in krill that may help regulate greenhouse gases. (2006-02-06)
First study of Humpback whale survivors of orca attacks in the Southeastern Pacific
Scars left by orca attacks indicate that most victims are young whales on the first trip from breeding to feeding grounds. (2018-11-06)
Jellyfish map could be the future to protecting UK waters and fish
A University of Southampton research team has developed a map of chemicals found in Jellyfish caught across 1 million square-kilometres of UK waters. (2019-01-16)
Binding affinities of perfluoroalkyl substances to Baikal seal PPARα
The present study assessed the binding affinities of perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) to the Baikal seal peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor α (PPARα) and compared them with those of human PPARα. (2019-03-29)
The formula for making teeth will soon be found
Each cusp of our teeth is regulated by genes which carefully control the development. (2010-03-15)
Changes in Antarctic sea ice production due to surrounding ice conditions.
Antarctic sea ice production spanning more than 20 years has been understood through the analysis of satellite observations using specially developed techniques. (2016-06-29)
El Nino events affect whale breeding
New research shows that global climate processes are affecting southern right whales (Eubalaena australis) in the South Atlantic. (2006-01-10)
Animals could help humans monitor oceans
Sharks, penguins, turtles and other seagoing species could help humans monitor the oceans by transmitting oceanographic information from electronic tags. (2019-11-27)
Researchers discover migration patterns of marine predators
Researchers at Dalhousie University in Halifax and Stanford University in California concluded a two year study called (2011-06-23)
How hooded seals are transferring contaminants to their pups
Environmental contaminants such as perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) can be transferred from mother to offspring through the placenta and mother's milk, exposing the young mammal before and after birth. (2016-10-24)
Biology: Artic sea ice loss may facilitate disease spread in marine mammals
Artic sea ice reduction due to climate change may allow pathogens infecting sea mammals to spread more regularly between the North Atlantic and North Pacific oceans, according to a study published in Scientific Reports. (2019-11-07)
Pollutants in the Arctic environment are threatening polar bear health
A new analysis has found that although the risk of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in the Arctic environment is low for seals, it is two orders of magnitude higher than the safety threshold for adult polar bears and even more (three orders of magnitude above the threshold) for bear cubs fed with contaminated milk. (2017-01-05)
White shark diets vary with age and among individuals
White sharks, the largest predatory sharks in the ocean, are thought of as apex predators that feed primarily on seals and sea lions. (2012-09-28)
Australian study into how seals react to boats prompts new ecotourism regulations
Unable to differentiate between a predator and a tourist boat, seals react as soon as they sense a potential threat. (2018-12-20)
The Marine Mammal Center begins new leptospirosis study in California
The Marine Mammal Center has seen an increase in leptospirosis cases in sea lions this year. (2008-10-22)
Seal serum offers protection from inflammation
Seal serum seems to posses anti-inflammatory properties, which protects the delicate lung tissues that one would expect would sustain damage following deep dives. (2018-07-10)
Roadworks on the motorways of the cell
Microtubules constantly grow and shrink, but during cellular transport they need to be kept stable. (2006-12-28)
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