News tagged with animal population

Getting a read on wild animals' age

While pets and livestock often have known birthdates, the ages of animals in the wild have been difficult to track down, but that may change. A new skin analysis test can give accurate information about the ...

Sep 15, 2011
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New study on tropical fish dispersal

Research published today in Proceedings of the Royal Society: B identifies success factors for tropical fish looking to establish new populations in the face of climate change.

Sep 14, 2011
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Human sewage kills imperiled coral: study

A research team from Rollins College in Florida and the University of Georgia has identified human sewage as the source of the coral-killing pathogen that causes white pox disease of Caribbean elkhorn coral. ...

Aug 17, 2011
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Saving wildlife with forensic genetics

Wildlife face many threats with spreading urbanization, including habitat loss and inbreeding when populations become fragmented and isolated. It doesn't help that there is a billion-dollar international industry ...

Jun 08, 2011
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Climate change is making our environment 'bluer'

The "colour" of our environment is becoming "bluer", a change that could have important implications for animals' risk of becoming extinct, ecologists have found. In a major study involving thousands of data points and published ...

Apr 06, 2011
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