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Bat sonar and anti-submarine warfare
Dolphins do it. Big brown bats do it. And sometime soon, the Office of Naval Research hopes its researchers will be able to do it too. (2002-04-24)
New insect order discovered for first time since 1915
An international team of scientists announced today the first discovery of a new insect order since 1915. (2002-04-17)
Whales get the bends
Underwater explosions and sonar tests may be giving whales and dolphins decompression sickness. (2001-12-12)
Mom was wrong, UCLA/VA researcher concludes sleep not essential for learning
Following popular advice to sleep rather than study is unlikely to help a student ace the big exam. (2001-11-01)
Specialty license plate to fund whale research
Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution Marine Mammal Researchers gather enough signatures for specialty license plate that will raise funds to develop a cetacean research center on Florida's Atlantic Coast. (2001-10-17)
Society for Vertebrate Paleontology to hold annual meeting in Montana in October
The world's largest group of scientists that studies dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures will meet in Bozeman, Mont., Oct. (2001-09-20)
Famous coral reefs damaged due to global warming will take a century to recover, says new research.
AS world leaders continue to debate climate change, new research has revealed reefs damaged as a result of global warming in one of the world's most exclusive diving areas (Rangiroa, French Polynesia) will take at least a century to recover. (2001-07-26)
Meet 'Henry and Nick,' seals featured in Science study
A new experiment shows how harbor seals use their hyper- sensitive whiskers to detect hydrodynamic fish trails, a unique way to track prey in murky waters. (2001-07-05)
Just what the vet ordered
Recently, the Office of Naval Research provided funding to identify major infectious threats to wild and semi- domesticated dolphins and sea lions, to construct new plasmid vaccines that might stem epidemic disease, and to develop ways of measuring immune responses to these new vaccines. (2001-06-26)
Hummingbird studies raise questions about birdsong evolution
In a collaborative study, American and Brazilian scientists have discovered that hummingbirds, parrots and songbirds -- orders of birds that are evolutionarily distant from one another have evolved remarkably similar brain structures in order to learn to sing. (2000-08-08)
Studies of marine mammals indicate a "breathtaking" ability to dive to great depths
When it comes to diving deeply, marine mammals as different as seals and blue whales employ the same physiological adaptations to allow them to travel the maximum distance with minimum effort. (2000-04-09)
Video cameras reveal seals, whales, and other marine mammals take a laid-back approach to deep diving
For years scientists have puzzled over the ability of dolphins, seals, and other marine mammals to perform long, deep dives that seem to exceed their aerobic capacities. (2000-04-06)
Swimming Proficiency Of Marine Mammals Ranks Them Among The World's Elite Animal Athletes
A comparative study of running, swimming, and flying animals reveals the limits of mammalian physiology and highlights the evolutionary hurdle overcome by ancestral marine mammals in making the transition from land to water. (1999-01-19)
Bat Sonar Sharper Than Thought; Much Better Than Man-Made Gear
A new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows that the processing of sonar echoes by bats is significantly more sophisticated than scientists had suspected. (1998-10-13)
Micro-Plants Yield Pharmaceutical New Wave
Compunds with anti-cancer properties and potential for use in new generation antibiotics and nutritional supplements have been found in tiny marine plants around Australia's coastline. (1998-06-04)
Brazil Establishes World's Largest Rainforest Reserve
The government of the Brazilian state of Amazonas has created a new reserve in the Amazon, thus establishing the world's largest contiguous block of protected rainforest, the Wildlife Conservation Society, headquartered at the Bronx Zoo, announced today. (1997-10-27)
Yale Sonar Robot Modeled After Bat And Dolphin Echolocation Behavior
A robot inspired by the ability of bats and dolphins to use echoes for locating prey is causing robotics experts to reevaluate the relative merits of sound waves versus camera vision for exploring new environments. (1997-10-06)
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