Anglerfish are most well-known for the bioluminescent protrusion off the heads of females. As light is scarce in the deep sea, prey are attracted to the light, and they quickly get eaten. Because this area is so dark, scientists have not been able to gather a lot of information about how these fish actually live, until now.
In this intriguing talk, biologist Ameenah Gurib-Fakim introduces us to rare plant species from isolated islands and regions of Africa. Meet the shape-shifting benjoin; the baume de l'ile plate, which might offer a new treatment for asthma; and the iconic baobab tree, which could hold the key to the future of food. Plus: monkey apples.
In Western society, bats are often characterized as creepy, even evil. Zoologist Emma Teeling encourages us to rethink our attitude toward bats, whose unique and fascinating biology gives us insight into our own genetic makeup. (Filmed at TEDxDublin.)
Inquirer.net Man selling endangered species on Internet held Inquirer.net ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines—Law enforcers have arrested a man trading endangered marine species on the Internet in Pagadian City possibly as part of an international...
Un rapport présenté comme étant l'un des plus complets sur les grands requins blancs révèle que leur nombre augmente dans l'Atlantique au large de la côte est américaine et du Canada après des décennies de déclin.
Researchers scouring the mossy coast of Crater Cirque, Victoria Land, stumbled upon a previously undiscovered species of tardigrade within a rare genus that had never been found this far South before. The study has been published in Polar Biology.
Despite traveling in schools, fish usually are regarded as unintelligent creatures (Don’t you groan at me; that was gold.) However, a new study by Culum Brown of Macquarie University in Sydney, suggests that some fish have higher cognitive function than previously believed. If fish sentience is higher than we thought, there are implications in animal husbandry for fish used in the laboratory and would likely affect the fishing industry as well. Brown analyzed the current body of research surrounding fish cognition and sensory perception.
La conférence internationale «Our Ocean» se tient jusqu’au mardi 17 juin. Boyan Slat, le jeune hollandais à l’origine d’un système pour «nettoyer» les océans a réussi à réunir 500 000 dollars pour son concept.
The BBC has captured incredible underwater footage of an octopus collecting the halves of a coconut shell in Indonesia to use as protection at a later date. In the clip, a flounder is following the veined octopus (Amphioctopus marginatus) as it scuttles to find the second half of a coconut shell. Although the video seems to suggest the flounder is about to stir up trouble, it is more likely trailing the octopus for a very different reason.
When it comes to birds, the terms “strong” or “beautiful” might inspire images of fierce eagles or decadent tropical parrots. But both of these birds will certainly find strong contender in hummingbirds, which possess a unique sort of delicate beauty and a mastery of avian maneuvers like no other. We created this list of 20 stunning hummingbird photos to show you just how beautiful they can be.
A recent lizard invasion shows how quickly evolutionary change can occur when the competition for food and space gets fierce. On a group of small islands in Florida, native green lizards were pushed to higher tree perches after brown lizard invaders forced their way in. As a result, their little green feet became bigger and stickier -- all the better to grip those higher branches with. This study, published in Science this week, provides a rare glimpse of real-time evolution.
Fox News Advocates say wild horse is endangered species Elko Daily Free Press RENO (AP) — Despite overall numbers in the tens of thousands, mustang advocates say the wild horse is on the verge of going extinct in North America for the second time...