For sea turtles, there's no place like magnetic home
Adult sea turtles find their way back to the beaches where they hatched by seeking out unique magnetic signatures along the coast, according to new evidence from the University of North Carolina at Chapel ...
Lobster dieoffs linked to chemicals in plastics
New research shows that chemicals found in plastics and detergents can exacerbate lobster diseases.
Trojan Horse attack on native lupine
At Point Reyes National Seashore in Marin County, Calif., a fierce battle is taking place under the oblivious, peeling noses of beachgoers.
Polar bears no longer on 'thin ice': researchers say polar bears could face brighter future
In the snowy spring of 2009, Portland-based Marcot traveled with several colleagues onto the frozen Arctic Ocean north of Alaska to study and survey polar bear populations. These findings may have implications ...
Species extinction rates have been overreported, new study claims
The most widely used methods for calculating species extinction rates are "fundamentally flawed" and overestimate extinction rates by as much as 160 percent, life scientists report May 19 in the journal Nature.
Report documents the risks of giant invasive snakes in the US
Five giant non-native snake species would pose high risks to the health of ecosystems in the United States should they become established here, according to a U.S. Geological Survey report released today.
Study shows sea lice problem widespread
Salmon farms are transferring parasitic sea lice to wild salmon over a much wider region than first thought. Thats the conclusion of a newly published article called Evidence of farm-induced parasite infestations on ...
Birds fall from sky again, this time in Louisiana
The second unexplained mass bird death within a week has been discovered in the southern United States, this time in the state of Louisiana, officials said Tuesday.
Researchers predict painted turtles face extinction due to global warming
Anti-depressants disrupt fish's brains
Drugs designed to ease the symptoms of mental health problems such as depression, obsessive compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress can have major disruptive effects on aquatic animals' brains, say ...
Deer proliferation disrupts a forest's natural growth
By literally looking below the surface and digging up the dirt, Cornell researchers have discovered that a burgeoning deer population forever alters the progression of a forest's natural future by creating environmental havoc ...
Humans drive evolution of conch size
The first humans to pluck a Caribbean fighting conch from the shallow lagoons of Panama's Bocas del Toro were in for a good meal. Smithsonian scientists found that 7,000 years ago, this common marine shellfish ...
US auctioneer fined $1.5 million for selling rhino horns
A Florida auction house owner pleaded guilty to selling illegal rhinoceros horns and elephant ivory and will pay a $1.5 million fine as well as face possible jail time, US authorities said Wednesday.
Fishing fleet working 17 times harder than in 1880s to make same catch
The UK trawl fishing fleet has to work 17 times harder to catch the same amount of fish today as it did when most of its boats were powered by sail, according to new research.