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Plants & Animals 14 hours ago

Dolphin study reveals the genes essential for species' survival

UNSW scientists have added to the growing body of research into genetic markers that are important for animal conservation.

Ecology May 21, 2019

DNA analysis of shark barf tells scientists what kinds of birds the sharks scavenge

Tiger sharks have a reputation for being the "garbage cans of the sea"—they'll eat just about anything, from dolphins and sea turtles to rubber tires. But before these top predators grow to their adult size of 15 feet, ...

Plants & Animals May 22, 2019

From sharks in seagrass to manatees in mangroves, we've found large marine species in some surprising places

When we think of mangrove forests, seagrass meadows and saltmarshes, we don't immediately think of shark habitats. But the first global review of links between large marine animals (megafauna) and coastal wetlands is challenging ...

Ecology May 22, 2019

The extinction crisis is 'unprecedented in human history'

A recent landmark United Nations report delivered an alarming assessment of the fate of animal life and biodiversity on Earth. According to the authors—145 experts from fifty countries—up to 1 million species are threatened ...

Plants & Animals May 20, 2019

Size is everything, ecologist finds

Natural ecosystems are as vulnerable as they are diverse. Environmental changes such as climate change, pollution or the spread of alien species can easily throw an ecosystem off balance. Researchers are therefore investigating ...

Plants & Animals May 17, 2019

Study dives deep into saving endangered shark

Mackerel sharks are large, fast-swimming apex predators that include Hollywood heavy-hitters like great whites (Jaws), mako (Deep Blue Sea) and the now-extinct Megalodon (The Meg). One of the smallest mackerel sharks is the ...

Ecology May 08, 2019

Basking sharks are back on West Coast, and researchers fish for answers

Ryan Lawler saw the dorsal fin in the distance, swaying slowly side to side, and assumed it was a great white shark. As his boat got closer, he saw the massive fish's snout sticking out of the water, its mouth wide open.

Plants & Animals May 15, 2019

Tiger sharks revealed as lazy predators

One of the ocean's most feared predators – the tiger shark—has been revealed as a relaxed and sometimes lazy hunter by scientists studying their behaviour.

Plants & Animals May 13, 2019

15-foot great white shark is being tracked off the Carolinas. It weighs 2,137 pounds

Shark trackers say a 15-foot, 2,137-pound great white shark is traveling up the Carolinas coast on a path toward the Outer Banks.

Ecology Apr 29, 2019

Heatwave devastates wildlife populations in World Heritage Site

Large numbers of dugongs, sea snakes and other marine animals disappeared from the UNESCO World Heritage Site Shark Bay, Western Australia, after a heat wave devastated seagrass meadows, according to recently released research.

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