News tagged with winter

Feeding garden birds shown to affect their evolution

New research by the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) has revealed that bird food provided in British gardens has helped Blackcaps to rapidly evolve a successful new migration route. This is the first time that garden bird ...

dateSep 24, 2015 in Ecology
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Climate change threatens Lake Erie's yellow perch

Research has suggested yellow perch grow more rapidly during the short winters resulting from climate change, but a new study shows warmer water temperatures can lead to the production of less hardy eggs and larvae that have ...

dateJul 15, 2015 in Environment
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To track winter flounder, researchers look to ear bones

Researchers at the University of New Hampshire are turning to an unusual source —otoliths, the inner ear bones of fish—to identify the nursery grounds of winter flounder, the protected estuaries where the potato chip-sized ...

dateAug 27, 2015 in Ecology
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