Search results for Seahorse

Plants & Animals Apr 12, 2023

The seahorse has two tendons that allows it to lift its head and suck in prey at high speed

A trio of marine scientists from Brown University, the Inter-University of Marine Science and the Rochester Institute of Technology has found that the seahorse has two elastic tendons that allows it to lift its head and suck ...

Ecology Mar 30, 2023

Whether you're a snorkeler or CEO, you can help save our vital kelp forests

What if we told you the world has forests harboring creatures with three hearts and where the canopy can grow by a foot a day? What if we told you it was silently disappearing? What if we told you we now have the chance to ...

Plants & Animals Mar 1, 2023

Why seagrass needs space

Seagrass: green leaves swaying in the currents. Fish weave their way through, and sea turtles graze. They're always on their guard, watching out for any encroaching sharks. The seagrass' roots are hidden in the seabed, where ...

Earth Sciences Feb 17, 2023

Tropical seagrass meadows are sand factories that could protect coral reef islands from sea-level rise

Seagrasses are flowering plants that form dense underwater meadows in coastal waters worldwide, from the frigid seas of the Arctic to the warm shallows of the Caribbean. These meadows provide a refuge for young fish, food ...

Evolution Feb 1, 2023

319-million-year-old fish preserves the earliest fossilized brain of a backboned animal

The CT-scanned skull of a 319-million-year-old fossilized fish, pulled from a coal mine in England more than a century ago, has revealed the oldest example of a well-preserved vertebrate brain.

Ecology Jan 26, 2023

New vessel deployed in fight to save near-extinct Mexico porpoise

Conservationists have deployed a new vessel in the fight to save the world's rarest marine mammal from extinction due to illegal fishing in Mexico's Gulf of California.

Ecology Jan 3, 2023

DNA in the water shows South African scientists where to find a rare pipefish

Keeping track of the world's wildlife populations is fundamental to conservation efforts in the face of the continued deterioration of global biodiversity.

Plants & Animals Dec 22, 2022

Five amazing plants and the endangered animals that depend on them

If you've found yourself here because you googled 'why are plants important?', we hope you've blocked out the entire morning.

Ecology Nov 3, 2022

There are, in fact, fish in the Hudson River

People tend to laugh when I tell them that my job after college was catching fish out of the Hudson River. As someone who lacks the particular brand of outdoorsy-ness fitting to this job, it seems like an unlikely position ...

Plants & Animals Sep 28, 2022

Sex and power in the animal kingdom: Seven animals that will make you reconsider what you think you know

It's easy to assume all animals have a neat dividing line between the sexes because the differences in appearance between males and females can be so striking. But the more scientists learn about wildlife, the clearer it ...

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