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Catchy names for exotic algae

Unicellular algae, to which the so-called dinophytes belong, are important primary producers in marine and freshwater habitats and, as such, they provide a vital source of food for other organisms. They also serve as indicator ...

dateMay 16, 2017 in Plants & Animals
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Cockatoos keep their tools safe

Only a few animal species such as New Caledonian crows or some primates have so far been found to habitually use tools. Even fewer can manufacture their own tools. Nevertheless, the Goffin's cockatoo, an Indonesian parrot, ...

dateMay 16, 2017 in Plants & Animals
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Migratory birds arriving late to breeding grounds

New research shows climate change is altering the delicate seasonal clock that North American migratory songbirds rely on to successfully mate and raise healthy offspring, setting in motion a domino effect that could threaten ...

dateMay 15, 2017 in Ecology
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