Taiwan sets up first turtle sanctuary after second major haul
Taiwan is to set up its first turtle sanctuary, officials said Sunday, after the second seizure within weeks of more than 2,000 of the protected creatures, bound for dinner plates in China.
Tiny number of Asian carp could be big problem for the Great Lakes
(Phys.org) —A tiny number of Asian carp could establish a population of the invasive fish in the Great Lakes, according to new research from the University of Waterloo.
US bars sale, trade of white rhino horns
The last remaining species of rhinoceros that is not endangered will receive new US protection due to an intensifying poaching crisis, federal wildlife officials said Tuesday.
In whole-lake experiment, have invasive crayfish met their match?
Four years ago, UW-Madison researchers wrapped up a multi-year effort to dramatically reduce the population of a destructive invasive species in a northern Wisconsin lake.
Guppies lie about mate choice to trick rivals
When it comes to sex among guppies, competition is high for those at the top of the game. To get around this predicament, a recent study has shown, guppies use trickery. ...
Study documents cigarette environmental hazards
Back in the bad old days when teenagers smoked cigarettes to be cool, it wasn't unusual for a teenage girl to surreptitiously pocket a cigarette butt left behind by a boy she had a crush on.
Rare whale shark washes ashore near Philippine capital
A dead young whale shark has washed ashore in Manila Bay near the Philippine capital, far from the endangered giant fish's traditional feeding grounds, fishermen and a wildlife official said Thursday.
AC or DC? Two newly described electric fish from the Amazon are wired differently
Much as human siblings can have vastly different personalities despite their similar resemblance and genetics, two closely related species of electric fish from the Amazon produce very different electric ...
Fukushima crisis new blow to fishermen's hopes (Update)
Third-generation fisherman Fumio Suzuki sets out into the Pacific Ocean every seven weeks. Not to catch fish to sell, but to catch fish that can be tested for radiation.
Fish leaders are born, not made, study finds
Leadership is an innate quality, said a fish study Wednesday that predicted trouble in animal social groups, also human ones, when natural roles are reversed.
Artificial reef in Red sea teems with life
In 2007, an artificial reef designed by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers was placed in the Gulf of Eilat to reduce environmental pressure on the region's natural reef. Now teeming with ...
Nemo can't go home
Round the planet the loveable clownfish Nemo may be losing his home, a new scientific study has revealed.
New weapon to thwart 'bushmeat' trade
A DNA method able of identifying exact species of primate 'bushmeat' that has been cooked for sale has been developed in a bid to cut illegal trading and better identify and protect those species most at ...
Coral reef fish face barriers when it comes to evolution
Nemo may have found his way home, but when it comes to evolution, he and his friends encounter a whole different set of challenges.