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01/12/2017 10:40 AM Intriguing leadership roles in orcas linked to evolution, even in humans We rarely come across research that leads to true connections with human evolution in other animals, but menopause is an almost unique event that has deep meaning for survival. With these whales, we have a link to one of our own particular characteristics that can only be investigated in these species. Who knows what information we may find among orca ecotypes and even other unique species.
01/10/2017 10:55 AM One positive change, but emissions give centuries of rising sea-levels When the politics of greenhouse gases finally unravel, it wonâ€™t be our children who come to conclusions about it. It will be more distant descendants who acclaim our restriction of CFCs, but what can they say about the current mess? We need climate champions, and they are rare in some politics. Letâ€™s hope they can read (the writing on the wall) at least! Here it is, using a new EMIC simulation that provides accuracy, evidence and good conclusions.
01/04/2017 11:36 AM Blue whales' calls give ID of new populations Whether we want to find rare populations of crickets, bats or whales, acoustic signs are worth recording. Instead of sometimes-impossible genetic ID, call signs give often-deeper analysis of how populations differ in so-called cultures. In the case of this blue whale study, new discoveries are inevitable as the long-lived, long-generation and simply just â€ślongâ€ť animal recovers from hunting that could easily have occurred within their lifetime!
01/03/2017 11:20 AM Pollution or Conservation, DoĂ±anaâ€™s Choice! When the likes of Cota DoĂ±ana are threatened, then all of these precious sites for conservation, from the Great Barrier Reef to all the rainforests worldwide need to be checked. Who is destroying these last places for endangered wildlife on earth? Tourism and care for our personal environment needs assessment for future sustainability.
12/20/2016 11:05 AM The Casper octopus thrives in the deep sea, but exploiters are threatening How can we stop the powers-that-be jumping in the deep end? Action is already taken to restrict or warn of deep-sea â€śminingâ€ť of metals. Will this stop governments or corporations rushing in to make a quick profit?
12/14/2016 10:10 AM Crow wing shape and its association with species distribution. It's a great group of animals to study when you have hundreds of different species in almost every habitat on earth. Here is a largely successful attempt to associate the crow wing shape with species dispersals and any consequent speciations.
12/12/2016 12:05 PM Elephants help National Park, rare tigers, rhinos and the rest! The prevention of poaching and cooperation with local residents is becoming more and more critical to conservation. International politics maybe the most advertised conservation issue, but itâ€™s the grass roots that can determine survival- or not. The poaching of animals for indescribable uses is repugnant to all of us, when we can be made to think about it. Now is the time to stop destroying the small parts of ecosystems that remain on earth and realise just how greedily international corporations still operate
12/07/2016 10:40 AM The Polar Bear Future-what can we conserve? Quantification of the iconic polar bearsâ€™ fate is important as the ice melts ever more readily. Here is the real story we can expect as we struggle to conserve all the species we can, while the world warms inexorably.
12/06/2016 11:40 AM Sharks and rays suffer (extinction) in the Mediterranean One great devil ray species (Mobula mobular) was doing well in the Mediterranean Sea last year, but it is still classed as endangered, whether in Gaza or migrating to the Tuscan Sea. As it isnâ€™t a food item, this probably saves it from the fate of its smaller relatives. They are disappearing fast, and there has been little effort at conservation.
11/28/2016 04:45 PM The endangered Tapaculo adapts to fragmentation of its forest. When we lose so many animals and plants from South America, often as soon as they are discovered as new species. It is consoling to discover such an animal that seems to be looking after itself, in secondary forest, and with hopes of recovery from population loss. Of course, some smart new conservation effort may be required in the form of forest regeneration and afforestation ----- !
11/24/2016 03:20 PM The Force is with the Claw of Land Crabs Cancer, the edible crab, can equal the coconut crab in the force applied by its claw, but the use to which Birgus latro puts its magnificent weapon goes way beyond the opening up of coconuts.
11/23/2016 11:35 AM Social interaction in vervets/its relevance to humans. Do the sexes interact when battle is carried out in vervet monkeys and does this have any relevance to human warfare?
11/22/2016 11:15 AM Carbon emissions down, but carbon dioxide levels still rampant! We have been unable to speak on the body politic for months. The situation is like a freeze on global warming (as well as wildlife conservation, and the rest!) However, here is the current situation, thanks to one group of scientists. Maybe this will be simply history soon, but we certainly hope the present situation is resolved, and very soon. Winter is coming, but itâ€™s getting hot.
11/16/2016 03:30 PM Tremendous cognition in tool-making, etc., in a cockatoo. The crow family, the apes and dolphins show us what they can understand, but who can beat this bird?
11/15/2016 12:38 PM How forest ecosystems work in NW Europe and the Yukon The climate of the Arctic is changing more rapidly than most other regions, but just south of there is the treeline and then the greatest forests left on earth. How will they and their inhabitants change as the warming continues over the next century or so, and are we able to help?