Mosquitoes are tiny, but they’re a big problem for captive marine mammals – these little bugs have been the cause of death for at least two orcas.
Rafting Across the Pacific: Invasive Species Coming to North America with Debris from the Japan Tsunami.
Animals may be asymmetrical, or have radial, bilateral, or pentaradial symmetry. Each type of organism moves differently, some more efficiently than others, but the locomotion of the brittle star has been a puzzle to zoologists. Now, however, research has uncovered the method behind the movement of this unusual aquatic organism.
In my previous article on Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) in honeybees, I summarized recent advances in our understanding of this malady which has arisen in recent years, leading to major declines in honeybee colonies throughout North America. The current consensus is that CCD is caused by a synergistic combination of internal (diseases, parasites) and extrinsic [...]
New insights into the ocean life found in hydrothermal vents has been found in an excursion to the Antarctic seafloor. Ongoing ocean exploration around hydrothermal vents near Antarctica has enabled teams of scientists to discover new species. Teams compiled by the University of Southampton, British Antarctic Survey, and the University of Oxford were able to [...]