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MBARI biological oceanographer John Ryan recently worked with biologists who have been tracking whale sharks in the Eastern Tropical Pacific Ocean. They discovered that whale sharks in this area spend most of their time cruising..


Continue reading 19 September 2017   12 uur oud

Polypterids are weird and puzzling African fish that have perplexed biologists since they were discovered during Napoleon's expedition to Egypt in the late 1700s...


Continue reading 15 September 2017   4 dgn oud

Scientists studying African wild dogs in Botswana have found members of this endangered species use sneezes to vote on when the pack will move off and start hunting. The study was conducted by an international team working at the..


Continue reading 12 September 2017   1 week oud

Parasitic wasps can move their ovipositor, a tube-like organ for laying eggs, in any direction by changing the shape of the end of the tube. Therefore, they can steer the ovipositor with muscles in their abdomen. This technique..


Continue reading 11 September 2017   1 week oud

It is found in rivers, oceans, apparently untouched mountain lakes and the polar ice: no aquatic biotope is spared by microplastics...


Continue reading 08 September 2017   1 week oud

Sea otters don’t just make good subjects for photos to share on social media. They’re also very smart. For example, unlike most animals, they make use of tools, namely rocks to break open shellfish and clams...


Continue reading 05 September 2017   2 wkn oud

To protect the last imperial eagle nest in Serbia, a novel nest guarding program was set up this year. In the special nature reserve ‘Pastures of the Great Bustard’, a team of devoted people dedicated their time and energy to..


Continue reading 30 August 2017   2 wkn oud

If the weather's clear, you can see them from the air: the Marker Wadden. They're brand new islands in the Markermeer, a lake in the central Netherlands that was once part of the saltwater Zuiderzee. As more and more land emerges..


Continue reading 29 August 2017   3 wkn oud

Researchers studying turtle-headed seasnakes living on coral reefs in the Indo-Pacific noticed something unusual about the snakes' color patterns: seasnakes living in more pristine parts of the reef were decorated with..


Continue reading 22 August 2017   4 wkn oud

A previously unknown poxvirus causes severe disease in European red squirrels from Germany. Molecular genetic investigations revealed a new virus species in the family of Poxviridae. ..


Continue reading 18 August 2017   1 maand oud

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