News tagged with aquatic insects

Backswimmers use buoyancy aid like a gill

Ever since he can remember, Karl Jones has been fascinated by the animals that live in streams. 'I grew up next to a river in the Adelaide Hills where I spent many hours catching the creatures that live there', he recalls; ...

dateNov 04, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Water conditions affected by insect extinction

Because of the large effects that humanity has on nature, species are already becoming extinct at rates never seen before due to increased farming, urbanization, and industrialization. Even protected natural areas of Västerbotten ...

dateDec 10, 2013 in Environment
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Sushi for peccaries?

It turns out the white-lipped peccary—a piglike animal from Central and South America—will settle for fish when fruits (its main food) are no longer on the menu, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society and partners ...

dateApr 30, 2013 in Ecology
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River regulation influences land-living animals

Forest-living insects and spiders become less abundant and birds are adversely affected along regulated rivers. Three different studies by ecologists at Umeå University show that river regulation has a negative effect also ...

dateFeb 28, 2013 in Ecology
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