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  • Marine predators forage hotspots at oceanic fronts.

    Wed 3:40am
    The mechanisms of shelf-sea fronts are poorly understood. As a front passes, how do plankton and their consumers contribute to the ecology of sea and land nearby? Many species of predator specialise in visiting these fronts, whether transient or fixed, and…
  • Scotland the Wave (tidal power takes over in the north)

    Tue 4:40am
    Wave power or tidal power? The answer probably depends on where you are. If you have the frightening power that has always inspired names like Cape Wrath, then those tides should produce the most power in Europe. On the other hand, the regular movement of…
  • GODAN: Worldwide Hunger indicates Help Needed!

    Sep 14, 2016, 2:25 pm
    We’re afraid that we have neglected the food security side of our responsibilities. Articles on Politics and Health have been published at the expense of this vital area, as the effects of consolidating food reserves are not only to alleviate criminal use of…
  • Mola mola, the sunfish genome is incredible!

    Sep 12, 2016, 5:10 am
    The research effort on the sunfish now has its genome: one of the most useful tools to use on a species to discover how it has evolved such remarkable anatomy. It has been called a natural mutant, but it has simply and rapidly adapted to its oceanic habitat…
  • Whales are loving the warm Pacific Arctic.

    Sep 7, 2016, 4:40 am
    Boom time or bust? The terrible effects of the loss of our Arctic sea ice have been well-advertised. Rearing young, or simply hunting prey, in the case of polar bears, has become almost impossible where the ice has gone. This relatively good news is of the…
  • Extinction danger for great apes, Hawaiian plants and many more!

    Sep 5, 2016, 4:40 pm
    The IUCN have concentrated on plant species and great apes and Africa in their latest update to the Red List.
  • Wood we/Wouldn't we sustain our woods-well we did, once!

    Sep 4, 2016, 9:05 am
    Tropical forests are declining fast, but how greedy were ancient peoples in their robbing of the wood and resources from other forests. One example only shines of sustainability.
  • Cougars in Hollywood

    Aug 31, 2016, 3:40 am
    How can foxes, badgers and other Carnivores survive when a giant freeway blocks their route to feeding areas? The demography, the genetics and the extinction risk are all considered here, with a resonance for all species that need some kind of wildlife…
  • International Bat Weekend is Here!

    Thu 3:30am
    We need bats, but in the same way we need their prey the insects. It’s impossible to see all the services they perform in eating pests and even spreading seeds in the case of fruit bats, just as we seem to have ignored the bees working at pollination of…
  • Evolution of placental lizards gave us advanced skinks,

    Aug 23, 2016, 7:00 pm
    It’s likely that these advanced vertebrates evolved extreme matrotrophy only once, but when we compare that habit with many other advanced features, it seems skinks come out top in adaptations for advanced life styles.
  • Has the mosquito had its Day?

    Aug 20, 2016, 6:40 am
    We have the chance to counter new viral and ancient parasitic disease with rapid diagnostic technologies. Let’s grab the chance to win this battle against disease, even when we lose against the latest mutations of the deadly viruses.
  • California butterflies and neonicotinoids!

    Aug 17, 2016, 4:40 am
    When a great, immoveable pollution source is faced by an increasingly smaller butterfly population, what is going to happen? Ask the bees, if their nervous systems are still savvy.
  • Australian Super Spider Colours!

    Aug 12, 2016, 8:05 am
    The Australian spiders seem as distinct as the rest of their flora and fauna, with colour the distinguishing mark in this case. Despite their tiny size, these males manage to get noticed by the girls with their fabulous blue scales which amplify reflected…
  • A whale of a problem with shipping, noise, and conserving life.

    Aug 11, 2016, 6:10 am
    The humpback was hunted until only 1400 animals were left. Life seems more secure, though they are still endangered, but is there a future for any oceanic life if we turn a blind ear to the noise we emit, and all the rest of the pollution we dump on the sea?
  • Superorganism extraordinaire-a full expose on army ants.

    Aug 8, 2016, 10:40 am
    We regard the most impressive living things as large animals, such as extinct giants, but to consider the life and influence of great trees or the efficiency of a spectacular army ant raid, killing everything in its path, can’t be disregarded. Maybe we have…
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