News tagged with dry season

Migratory seabird deaths linked to hurricanes

Stronger and more frequent hurricanes may pose a new threat to the sooty tern, an iconic species of migratory seabird found throughout the Caribbean and Mid-Atlantic, a new Duke University-led study reveals.

dateMay 11, 2017 in Ecology
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Rainforest greener during 'dry' season

Although the Amazon Jungle may appear to be perpetually green, a University of Illinois researcher believes there are actually seasonal differences of photosynthesis, with more occurring during the dry season and less during ...

dateJul 26, 2016 in Environment
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Butterflies' wing patterns change with the seasons

Tropical butterflies adapt to their environment to improve their chances of survival. The changes are triggered by hormone signals that transmit information about temperature to the butterflies' tissues. Biologist Ana Rita ...

dateJul 07, 2016 in Ecology
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