News tagged with terns

Scientists 'hijack' bacterial immune system

The knowledge that bacteria possess adaptable immune systems that protect them from individual viruses and other foreign invaders is relatively new to science, and researchers across the globe are working to learn how these ...

dateJan 05, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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Technology tracks birds visiting feeders

To study bird feeding and breeding behavior, ornithologists used to tag birds with colored bands and then painstakingly track the birds' activity. But now, an existing technology repurposed for tracking birds ...

dateJan 06, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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Dining habits of breeding terns revealed

Western Australian researchers have used stable isotope ratios from the tail feathers of bridled terns (Onychoprion anaethetus) on Penguin Island to assess how their feeding habits vary during the breeding ...

dateDec 20, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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