Guard dogs reduce killing of threatened species
In a paper published in Wildlife Society Bulletin, entitled Perceived Efficacy of Livestock-Guarding Dogs in South Africa: Implications for Cheetah Conservation, researchers from the University's School of Ant ...
Colossal new predatory dino terrorized early tyrannosaurs
A new species of carnivorous dinosaur – one of the three largest ever discovered in North America – lived alongside and competed with small-bodied tyrannosaurs 98 million years ago. This newly discovered ...
Florida won't repeat public python hunt next year
Florida won't be repeating a public hunt meant to reduce the population of invasive Burmese pythons in the Everglades.
Open wide: Zebrafish fool fast food
Research published in the Royal Society Journal, Interface, has demonstrated that predatory fish sneak up on lightning-fast prey by disguising water disturbances as they approach.
Nothing to see here
(Phys.org) —"Blend in" appears to be the mantra for male Bahamas mosquitofish that live near predators. After all, fish with brighter, more colorful fins or patches are more conspicuous – and standing ...
Green poison-dart frog varies mating call to suit situation
In the eyes of a female poison-dart frog, a red male isn't much brighter than a green one. This does not however mean that the mating behavior of the green and red variants of the same species of frog is ...
Prosecutors welcome app to track down child predators
With more than half of all Americans now using smartphones to stay in touch, federal authorities are venturing into new territory in a bid to enlist the public's help to track down child predators.
Bright eyes: Study finds reindeers' eyes change colour with Arctic seasons
Researchers have discovered the eyes of Arctic reindeer change colour through the seasons from gold to blue, adapting to extreme changes of light levels in their environment and helping detect predators.
Study maps human impacts on top ocean predators along US west coast
The California Current System along the U.S. west coast is among the richest ecosystems in the world, driven by nutrient input from coastal upwelling and supporting a great diversity of marine life. Like ...
Who's eating my eggs
Nature, as the great poet Tennyson reminded us, is a violent place, or "red in tooth and claw", as he put it. One of the mechanisms animals use to avoid a bloody end is camouflage – blending in with the ...
New insight on wild nights: Study examines influence of moonlight on predators and prey
It sounds like a scene straight from "Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom"—by day, lions lounge under shade trees, but by night, the big cats rule the savannah, relying on a combination of exceptional vision ...
'Ghost' fish taking over the Caribbean
(Phys.org) —A spiny, toxic and beautiful member of the world's coral reef communities, the Red Lionfish is invisible to the small fish it likes to eat.
The nose knows: Rainbowfish embryos 'sniff out' predators
Rainbowfish embryos, as young as only four days after fertilisation, are able to smell potential predatory threats, a new study by Australian researchers has found.
Boomboxes amplify predatory bird sounds and are used as cues
Using boomboxes to amplify predator bird sounds in the wild, University of Florida researchers have found that smaller birds listen to vocal cues to avoid areas populated by predators.