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Seals forage at offshore wind farms

By using sophisticated GPS tracking to monitor seals' every movement, researchers have shown for the first time that some individuals are repeatedly drawn to offshore wind farms and pipelines. Those man-made ...

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Technology tracks the elusive Nightjar

(Phys.org) —Bioacoustic recorders could provide us with vital additional information to help us protect rare and endangered birds such as the European nightjar, new research has shown.

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Great white shark choked by sea lion

A great white shark that washed up on an Australian beach this week had a sea lion stuck in its throat which likely caused its death, fisheries officials said Thursday.

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Giant sea bass census

Fished nearly to extinction in the recent past, giant sea bass (Stereolepis gigas) are starting to make a comeback. But no one really knows the size of the population. So UC Santa Barbara researchers are ...

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Indus river dolphin's declining range

Removal of river water for irrigation and habitat fragmentation by irrigation dams were shown to be the principal factors contributing to the decline of the Indus river dolphin, according to a study published ...

For bees and flowers, tongue size matters

For bees and the flowers they pollinate, a compatible tongue length is essential to a successful relationship. Some bees and plants are very closely matched, with bee tongue sized to the flower depth. Other bee species are ...

Radar search to find lost Aboriginal burial site

Process turns barley into high-protein fish food

For centuries, barley has been used in beverages, soups, stews, breads, and other foods. It also has become a major component in livestock feeds for cattle, sheep, pigs, and other animals. But for fish, barley ...

Transiting exoplanet with longest known year

Measuring obesity in overweight zoo elephants

African elephants in captivity are getting fat. While the thought of a pudgy pachyderm might produce a chuckle, it is a situation with potentially serious consequences for the species.

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