Biology - Ecology news

Bizarre bird gets private beach in Indonesia

(AP) -- A species of birds able to fly immediately after hatching from eggs buried beneath the tropical sand has just been given its own private beach in eastern Indonesia, a conservation group said Friday.

May 15, 2009 4.9 / 5 (8) 0

Desert rhubarb -- a self-irrigating plant

Researchers from the Department of Science Education-Biology at the University of Haifa-Oranim have managed to make out the "self-irrigating" mechanism of the desert rhubarb, which enables it to harvest 16 ...

Jul 01, 2009 4.9 / 5 (8) 1

Arctic scientist under investigation

(AP) -- A federal wildlife biologist whose observation in 2004 of presumably drowned polar bears in the Arctic helped to galvanize the global warming movement has been placed on administrative leave and is being investigated ...

Jul 28, 2011 4.3 / 5 (9) 12

Sea otters promote recovery of seagrass beds

Scientists studying the decline and recovery of seagrass beds in one of California's largest estuaries have found that recolonization of the estuary by sea otters was a crucial factor in the seagrass comeback. ...

Aug 26, 2013 4.9 / 5 (8) 1 | with audio podcast