Atlantic herring population trends linked to egg predation by haddock
(PhysOrg.com) -- NOAA scientists have developed a population model for Atlantic herring that links herring population trends to the size of the haddock population. The model also provides evidence that egg predation by haddock ...
Estuaries protect Dungeness crabs from deadly parasites
Parasitic worms can pose a serious threat to the Dungeness crab, a commercially important fishery species found along the west coast of North America. The worms are thought to have caused or contributed to ...
New species of marine worm discovered on Antarctica's Deception Island
Parougia diapason is the name of a new marine invertebrate species discovered on Deception Island (South Shetland Islands), in the Southern Ocean. An article published in the journal Polar Biology descri ...
What animals have been to space?
When we think of spaceflight, we think astronauts. You're a human, you perceive the Universe with your human-centric attitudes. You… specist.
Researchers unravel mystery in search for connective tissue disease causes
University of Wyoming molecular biologist David Fay doesn't much look like famous sleuths such as television's Columbo—no trenchcoat, at least—nor Fox Mulder of "X Files" fame; there is no doubting-what's-out-there ...
Invasion of the earthworms, mapped and analyzed
An international research team is bringing a new weapon to bear against invasive earthworms.
Researchers to send worms into space for muscle mass and strength study
It is common knowledge that the longer humans spend in space, the longer it takes them to regain muscle strength upon their return to earth. The biggest question is, why. With the help of Caenorhabditis elegans, ...
Healthy grain fibre helps barley resist pests
Research at the University of Adelaide's Waite campus has shed light on the action of the serious agricultural pest, cereal cyst nematode, which will help progress improved resistant varieties.
Cattle parasite found to be widespread
WA researchers have discovered widespread resistance to roundworm treatments across south-west beef cattle farms.
Worms in space: Exploring health effects of microgravity
Humans may inevitably explore other planets, moons, and asteroids within our solar system. And although life on Earth has adapted to our planet's gravitational field, this looming possibility begs the question: ...
Meet the parasitic worm that kills giant pandas
Giant pandas aren't dying like they used to. In the early 1980s, starvation accounted for more than nine out of ten deaths. However, over the past three decades a parasitic gut worm has replaced that as the ...
Urban sprawl promotes worm exchange across species
New research has shed light on the complex exchange of parasitic worms between wildlife, rats and humans.
Heavier sheep a refuge for drench-susceptible worms
Leaving heavier Merino ewes untreated for worms while treating their skinnier counterparts may help combat drench-resistant worms, research suggests.
221 new species described by the California Academy of Sciences in 2014
In 2014, researchers at the California Academy of Sciences added a whopping 221 new plant and animal species to our family tree, enriching our understanding of Earth's complex web of life and strengthening ...