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New genetic test detects manatees' recent presence in fresh or saltwater
US Geological Survey scientists have developed the first laboratory test that picks up traces of manatees' genetic material in waterways. (2018-03-19)
Elusive venomous mammal joins the genome club
An article published in GigaScience presents a draft genome of a small shrew-like animal, the venomous Hispaniolan solenodon. (2018-03-16)
Mice change their appearance as a result of frequent exposure to humans
Many tame domesticated animals have a different appearance compared to their relatives in the wild, for example white patches in their fur or shorter snouts. (2018-03-16)
How maximizing fish stocks in the long-term will reduce bycatch
Efforts to sustainably manage fisheries will also reduce bycatch, a new study suggests. (2018-03-15)
Reducing collateral damage
A study finds that ending overfishing would stop the population declines of endangered bycatch species about half the time (2018-03-15)
Early warning system for deadly amphibian pathogen
Environmental DNA is a new technology that detects telltale bits of genetic material that living creatures shed into their environment. (2018-03-12)
Meal times may be key to managing malaria, parasite study shows
Malaria infections might be brought under control by managing the meal times of infected people or animals, a study suggests. (2018-03-09)
Serotonin promotes perseverance
It was thought that the neurotransmitter serotonin most likely acted by inhibiting behavior. (2018-03-08)
Social stress leads to changes in gut bacteria, study finds
Exposure to psychological stress in the form of social conflict alters gut bacteria in Syrian hamsters, according to a new study by Georgia State University. (2018-03-08)
When it comes to fuel efficiency, size matters for hummingbirds
New research finds that larger hummingbirds show better mechanochemical efficiency -- the first time this has been observed in birds (2018-03-07)
Guidelines needed for use of therapy animals in mental health treatment
Therapy animals are used in the treatment of both mental and physical health issues, however this important form of therapy is not regulated, which leaves it open to misuse and misunderstanding by those who deliver it and the wider community. (2018-03-07)
Research brief: Shifting tundra vegetation spells change for arctic animals
For nearly two decades, scientists have noted dramatic changes in arctic tundra habitat. (2018-03-06)
Chimpanzees help researchers improve machine learning of animal simulations
Researchers at The University of Manchester are using computer simulations of chimpanzees to improve not only our understanding of how the animals walk, but also the technology we use to do it. (2018-03-06)
A leopard may not change its spots but venomous creatures change their venom recipe often
For a long time scientists believed that an animal's venom was consistent over time. (2018-03-05)
Caught on camera: Amazonian crop raiders
Caught on camera in the jungle, a striking set of photos from the University of East Anglia (UK) reveal the secret lives of Amazonian crop-raiding animals. (2018-03-01)
Stunning footage shows how drones can boost turtle conservation
Drones are changing the face of turtle research and conservation, a new study shows. (2018-02-28)
Scientists use forensic technology to genetically document infanticide in brown bears
Scientists used a technology designed for human forensics, to provide the first genetically documented observation of infanticide in brown bears, following the murder of a female and her cubs in Italy, where a small population has been genetically monitored for already 20 years. (2018-02-27)
Scientists seeking rare river crayfish aren't just kicking rocks
As far as anyone can tell, the cold-water crayfish Faxonius eupunctus makes its home in a 30-mile stretch of the Eleven Point River and nowhere else in the world. (2018-02-27)
Landscape genetics branches out to help conserve riverside forests
A team of scientists lead by Dr Ikuyo Saeki of the University of Tsukuba, Japan, examined gene flow in the endangered maple, Acer miyabei, using landscape genetics, a powerful and increasingly popular tool in conservation projects. (2018-02-27)
Tracking data reveal the secret lives of marine animals
Tracking devices deployed on wild animals have revealed unexpected behaviors and migratory patterns in marine animals ranging from sharks and seals to turtles and albatrosses. (2018-02-26)
Marine animals explore the ocean in similar ways
Marine animals of different body size, shape and mode of movement, move through the ocean in similar ways. (2018-02-26)
When every fish counts
Genetic analysis by UC Davis showed about one-third of endangered delta smelt were misidentified in surveys of the Yolo Bypass. (2018-02-22)
Horse domestication revisited: Botai horses did not sire today's steeds
A new genomic study reveals that the oldest known domesticated horse population, which lived on the Central Asian steppes roughly 5,500 years ago, did not sire the domesticated horses of today. (2018-02-22)
Are flamingos returning to Florida?
Flamingos are a Florida cultural icon, and sightings in the state have been on the rise in recent decades. (2018-02-21)
Study of mollusk epidemic could help save endangered sea snail
Overfishing and environmental change have pushed abalone species on the US west coast to the edge of extinction. (2018-02-20)
New study sheds light on illegal global trade of pangolins
Animal traffickers are taking advantage of remote ivory trade routes to smuggle pangolins -- one of the world's most endangered animals -- out of Central Africa, a new study has found. (2018-02-17)
Dallas researchers study Texas' first federally endangered mussel species
A team of Texas A&M AgriLife scientists led by Dr. (2018-02-16)
Monitoring bacteria on whale skin
Just like with humans, the skin on marine mammals serves as an important line of defense against pathogens in their environment. (2018-02-14)
When it comes to extinction, body size matters
Models for extinction risk are necessarily simple. Most reduce complex ecological systems to a linear relationship between resource density and population growth -- something that can be broadly applied to infer how much resource loss a species can survive. (2018-02-13)
Recordings spout secrets behind blue whale behavior
Researchers are using underwater microphones to interpret and characterize the calls of blue whales swimming through Southern California's oceans, revealing new insights into the behavior of these endangered marine mammals, according to new research being presented at the Ocean Sciences Meeting here on Tuesday. (2018-02-12)
New study highlights the impact companion animals have on owners
A new study, published in BMC Psychiatry, conducted by researchers from the universities of Liverpool, Manchester and Southampton, suggests that pets provide benefits to those with mental health conditions. (2018-02-09)
New technology could reduce spread of antibiotic resistance genes through compost
Scientists at the University of York have found a way to remove antibiotic resistant genes from industrial compost, which could prevent them entering the food chain. (2018-02-08)
AI computer vision breakthrough IDs poachers in less than half a second
Researchers at the USC Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society have long been applying AI to protect wildlife. (2018-02-08)
Can interrupting a cell's power source after injury protect against post-traumatic osteoarthritis?
Can interrupting a cell's power source after injury protect against post-traumatic osteoarthritis? (2018-02-07)
Evolutionary biology: Sponges can economize on oxygen use
Sponges lack a signaling pathway that responds to low intracellular oxygen levels in more complex animals. (2018-02-06)
Unknown language discovered in Southeast Asia
A previously unknown language has been found in the Malay Peninsula by linguists from Lund University in Sweden. (2018-02-06)
Ray-finned fishes: Natural born survivors
Scientists from the University of Bristol have revealed that ray-finned fishes are perhaps one of Earth's most resilient groups of animals, having survived four mass extinction events that wiped out many other groups. (2018-02-05)
House dust mites evolved a new way to protect their genome
House dust mites are common pests with an unusual evolutionary history. (2018-02-01)
Study shows polar bear metabolic rates are higher than previously predicted
A new study on polar bear metabolism, behavior, and foraging success sheds important light on their energy demands. (2018-02-01)
MSU biliogists: Bryozoans, brachiopods, and phoronida originate from the common ancestor
An associate of the Faculty of Biology of Lomonosov Moscow State University studied the nervous system of adult phoronida using modern methods and presented new facts in the long-lasting discussion about the taxonomy of invertebrates proving that phoronids, barchiopods, and bryozoans are relatives despite earlier arguments. (2018-01-30)
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