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Choosy amphipods
Amphipods of the species Gammarus roeselii guard their chosen mates, often carrying them with them for days and defending them against potential rivals. (2019-02-07)
Forest fragmentation disrupts parasite infection in Australian lizards
In a study with implications for biodiversity and the spread of infectious diseases, CU Boulder ecologists have demonstrated that deforestation and habitat fragmentation can decrease transmission of a parasitic nematode in a particular species of Australian lizard, the pale-flecked garden sunskink. (2018-11-29)
Kidnapping in the Antarctic animal world?
Pteropods or sea snails, also called sea angels, produce chemical deterrents to ward off predators, and some species of amphipods take advantage of this by carrying pteropods piggyback to gain protection from their voracious predators. (2018-09-10)
Can pollution alter wildlife behavior?
A team of scientists from the University of Portsmouth have developed new scientific tests to better understand the effects of pollution on wildlife behavior. (2018-07-27)
Scientists dive into museum collections to reveal the invasion route of a small crustacean
While studies on biological invasions tend to focus on new records, Sabrina Lo Brutto and Davide Iaciofano, went on to clarify a biological invasion at the Atlantic European coast. (2018-05-08)
Life in marine driftwood: The case of driftwood specialist talitrids
The rare and difficult-to-sample driftwood talitrids, also called driftwood hoppers, are reviewed by David Wildish in the open access journal Zoosystematics and Evolution. (2017-12-20)
Flower attracts insects by pretending to be a mushroom
The mysterious flowers of Aspidistra elatior are found on the southern Japanese island of Kuroshima. (2017-11-14)
Cocktail tests on toxic waste called for
Surprisingly low concentrations of toxic chemicals -- from fungicides to antidepressants -- can change the way some aquatic creatures swim and feed, according to new research. (2017-10-16)
Study warns of pumpkin-colored zombies
Salt marsh research shows that growing abundance of tiny shrimp infected by a microscopic parasite may portend future threats to humankind through disease. (2017-10-09)
Research at Lake Baikal -- for the protection of a unique ecosystem
As part of the Helmholtz Russia Research Group LaBeglo, UFZ researchers are studying the impact of climate change and environmental toxins on the lake's fauna. (2017-07-26)
Melting sea ice may lead to more life in the sea
Every year an increasing amount of sea ice is melting in the Arctic. (2017-03-30)
Road salt alternatives alter aquatic ecosystems
Organic additives found in road salt alternatives -- such as those used in the commercial products GeoMelt and Magic Salt -- act as a fertilizer to aquatic ecosystems, promoting the growth of algae and organisms that eat algae, according to new research published today in the Journal of Applied Ecology. (2017-02-28)
Banned chemicals from the '70s found in the deepest reaches of the ocean
Crustaceans from the deepest ocean trenches found to contain ten times the level of industrial pollution than the average earthworm, scientists have shown. (2017-02-13)
Midwater ocean creatures use nanotech camouflage
Crustaceans of the midwater ocean are covered with optical coatings on their legs and bodies that can dampen the reflection of light by 250-fold in some cases and prevent it from bouncing back to a hungry lantern fish's eye, finds a new study from Duke University and the Smithsonian Institution. (2016-10-27)
Climate change will see some males get sexier
A common marine crustacean has shown researchers that it's all set to beat climate change -- the males will get more attractive to the females, with a resulting population explosion. (2016-10-03)
Deadly duo
Researchers at Technical University of Munich have discovered that the amphipod crustacean, which is native to the Ponto-Caspian region, is not a true predator and only plays an indirect role in the massive species extinction of crustaceans in native waters. (2016-09-01)
Double whammy for important Baltic seaweed
Rising seawater temperatures and increased nutrient concentrations could lead to a decline of the bladder wrack Fucus vesiculosus in the Baltic Sea in the future, according to experiments conducted by marine scientists from Kiel and Rostock. (2016-08-09)
Ice algae: The engine of life in the central Arctic Ocean
Algae that live in and under the sea ice play a much greater role for the Arctic food web than previously assumed. (2016-07-12)
When it comes to claws, right-handed attracts the girls
A tiny marine crustacean with a great big claw has shown that not only does size matter, but left or right-handedness (or in this case, left or right-clawedness) is important too. (2016-05-30)
Beach replenishment may have 'far reaching' impacts on ecosystems
UC San Diego biologists who examined the biological impact of replenishing eroded beaches with offshore sand found that such beach replenishment efforts could have long-term negative impacts on coastal ecosystems. (2016-03-29)
DNA analysis of sandpiper feces reveals a broad diet
The researchers behind a forthcoming study in The Auk: Ornithological Advances have shown that semipalmated sandpipers on their annual stopover in Canada's Bay of Fundy eat a far broader diet than anyone suspected -- and they did it by analyzing poop. (2016-02-03)
CRISPR-Cas9 helps uncover genetics of exotic organisms
A revolutionary gene-editing tool is transforming the study of standard lab animals like the fruit fly, but could have even greater impact in genetic studies of more exotic animals, like the octopus or sea anemone. (2015-12-10)
Climate change: Warm water is mixing up life in the Arctic
The warming of arctic waters in the wake of climate change is likely to produce radical changes in the marine habitats of the High North. (2015-11-20)
In the dark polar winter, the animals aren't sleeping
You might expect that little happens in the Arctic Ocean during the cold and dark winter. (2015-09-24)
Study finds black bears in Yosemite forage primarily on plants and nuts
Black bears in Yosemite National Park that don't seek out human foods subsist primarily on plants and nuts, according to a study conducted by biologists at UC San Diego who also found that ants and other sources of animal protein, such as mule deer, make up only a small fraction of the bears' annual diet. (2015-08-24)
New cryptic amphipod discovered in West Caucasus caves
An international team of scientists have discovered a new species of typhlogammarid amphipod in the limestone karstic caves of Chjalta mountain range -- the southern foothills of the Greater Caucasus Range. (2015-05-18)
Surviving typhoons
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology researcher Mary Grossmann studied micro-organisms during three typhoons to figure out what happened to the ocean's tiny creatures when the waters churn. (2015-01-08)
Britain on brink of freshwater species 'invasion' from south east Europe
New research shows multiple invasive species with the same origin facilitate each other's ability to colonize ecosystems. (2014-10-12)
Tiny travellers of the animal world: Hitchhikers on marine driftwood
A new study led by a Canadian marine zoologist reviews the world list of specialist driftwood talitrids, which so far comprises a total of 7 representatives, including two newly described species. (2014-10-10)
A noisy world: Crabs can hear
Northeastern researchers are the first to show that marine crabs are capable of hearing and that their auditory ability plays an important role in their response to fish predators. (2014-06-17)
Researchers describe 4 new species of 'killer sponges' from the deep sea
Killer sponges sound like creatures from a B-grade horror movie. (2014-04-14)
Ice-loving sea anemones discovered in Antarctica
Engineers using a camera-equipped robot to explore the waters beneath 250 meters of ice discover thousands of small sea anemones living on the underside of the ice. (2014-01-16)
New actors in the Arctic ecosystem
Biologists from the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research have for the first time shown that amphipods from the warmer Atlantic are now reproducing in Arctic waters to the west of Spitsbergen. (2013-12-18)
OU research team finds a common bioindicator resistant to insecticides
In a novel study, a University of Oklahoma researcher and collaborators found a common bioindicator, Hyalella azteca, used to test the toxicity of water or sediment was resistant to insecticides used in agricultural areas of central California. (2013-10-28)
Bird buffet requires surveillance
Behavior of semipalmated sandpipers (Calidris pusilla) feeding during low tide in the Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick, surprised Guy Beauchamp, an ornithologist and research officer at the University of Montreal's Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. (2013-10-27)
A fast fish with a huge impact
Globalization is breaking down barriers -- also for plants and animals on the lookout for new homes. (2013-09-23)
Goosefish capture small puffins over deep water of Northwest Atlantic
A recent study has shown that bottom-dwelling goosefish, also known as monkfish, prey on dovekies, a small Arctic seabird and the smallest member of the puffin family. (2013-04-10)
New marine species discovered in Pacific Ocean
Nova Southeastern U. Professor Jim Thomas leads international expedition in Papua New Guinea that finds new species of sea slugs, feather stars and amphipods, a shrimp-like animal. (2013-02-28)
Vibrant mix of marine life found at extreme ocean depths, Scripps analysis reveals
The first scientific examinations of data recorded during a record-setting expedition have yielded new insights about the diversity of creatures that live and thrive in the cold, dark, and highly pressurized habitats of the world's deepest points and their vastly unexplored ecosystems. (2013-02-21)
Surviving without ice
Some crustaceans, previously thought to spend their entire lives on the underside of Arctic sea ice, were recently discovered to migrate deep underwater and follow ocean currents back to colder areas when the ice melts. (2012-09-13)
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