News tagged with sand

Galloping beetles could be counting steps

(Phys.org) —A species of dung beetle in the Western Cape has given up its ability to fly and instead gallops across the sand in a behaviour which researchers suspect evolved as a way to navigate back and forth from home.

dateOct 21, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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Climate change could benefit northern lizards

Higher temperatures result in Swedish sand lizards laying their eggs earlier, which leads to better fitness and survival in their offspring, according to research published in the open access journal BMC Evolutionary Biology.

dateOct 07, 2015 in Ecology
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Baby sea turtles starved of oxygen by beach microbes

On a small stretch of beach at Ostional in Costa Rica, hundreds of thousands of sea turtles nest simultaneously in events known as arribadas. Because there are so many eggs in the sand, nesting females frequently dig up previously ...

dateFeb 26, 2015 in Ecology
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