Although playing recorded song to lure a bird into view is frowned upon by birdwatchers, some people still do it. Will these new findings get them to stop?
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Scientists traced iron deposits that occupied the space of long-gone central nervous system tissue. An outline of a 520-million-year-old central nervous system emerged.
Acoustic and camera tags attached to the whales revealed a repertoire of feeding acrobatics. The video in this post gives you a whale’s-eye view of what happens.
When the wet season begins in November, Christmas Island’s iconic land crabs march towards the sea to spawn. Climate change could put a stop to it.
A newly-discovered backbone structure in a well-preserved 240-million-year-old fossil fish reveals an inflexible and slow swimmer, an evolutionary dead end.
“I have conducted expeditions all over the world, but never have I seen such beautiful, pristine forests so untouched by humans.” – Dr. Leeanne Alonso
Cuckoo finches con other birds into raising their chicks, confusing prospective foster parents with several look-alike eggs.
Can you tell a Cydippid from a Solmaris? You can, with a little training. Scientists could use your help classifying plankton at the Plankton Portal.
“The whole food chain is being thrown out of whack … This means that the reef has far less resilience, which is a real worry.” – Mark Meekan
Pure silly science? Don’t be fooled. Many awards were for serious research published in reputable journals. “Laugh, then think,” say the organizers.