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Plants & Animals May 13, 2021

Female northern elephant seals spend 18 hours a day foraging in deep sea

A team of researchers from the National Institute of Polar Research, the University of California, Santa Cruz and the University of North Carolina has found that adult female northern elephant seals dive deep into the ocean ...

Plants & Animals May 13, 2021

Largest-ever study of artificial insemination in sharks—and the occasional 'virgin birth'

It's a tough time to be a shark. Pollution, industrialized fishing, and climate change threaten marine life, and the populations of many top ocean predators have declined in recent years. In addition to studying sharks in ...

Paleontology & Fossils May 12, 2021

Evolution of a smile: 400 million year old spiny fish overturns shark theory of tooth origins

Teeth play a central role in the ecology of most vertebrates—for catching prey, processing food and even attracting a mate. It's no surprise that scientists such as ourselves have long been interested in how teeth first ...

Plants & Animals May 12, 2021

Seaspiracy: How to make fishing more sustainable by tackling bycatch

Capturing audiences worldwide with its no-holds-barred indictment of the fishing industry, Netflix's Seaspiracy is the latest documentary to draw attention to the plight of our oceans. With marine species at risk of extinction, ...

Paleontology & Fossils May 11, 2021

Novel ancient shark discovered

This rare fossil find comes from the Kimmeridge Clay Formation in England, a series of sedimentary rocks that was formed in a shallow, tropical-subtropical sea during the Upper Jurassic, about 150 million years ago. The fossil ...

Plants & Animals May 10, 2021

A new clue to killer whale cluster behavior

A Flinders University researcher has finally fathomed why large numbers of killer whales gather at a single main location off the Western Australian southern coastline every summer.

Plants & Animals May 10, 2021

Fossil of ancient squid eating a crustacean while being eaten by an ancient shark

A team of researchers has discovered a fossil they are describing as a leftover fall event in which one creature was in the process of eating another creature that was not consumed. In their paper published in the Swiss Journal ...

Ecology May 10, 2021

Sharks in protected area attract illegal fishers

Thousands of sharks have been illegally caught in a Marine Protected Area (MPA) in the Indian Ocean, new research shows.

Plants & Animals May 07, 2021

From baby blue-tongues to elephant doulas: Motherhood across the animal kingdom

With Mother's Day around the corner, it's a good opportunity to ask what being a mother looks like across the animal kingdom. Most of us have a solid concept of human motherhood, but in nature maternal care comes in many ...

Plants & Animals May 06, 2021

New study tracks large sharks during hurricanes

A new study led by scientists at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science tracked large sharks in Miami and The Bahamas to understand how these migratory animals respond to major storms, ...

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