Tag Archives: colleagues

‘Virgin births’ found in endangered sawfish species – Science News – redOrbit

… offspring, Dr. Demian Chapman from the Stony Brook University School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences and his colleagues reported in their new study. Previous research that vertebrates could occasionally use a process known as parthenogenesis to reproduce originated from isolated examples of captive birds, sharks, reptiles, and other types of animals. In those instances, the creatures surprised their caretakers by giving birth despite not having an opportunity to mate. Furthermore, scientists …

Voices of Rare ‘Talking’ Turtles May Prevent Their Extinction

… humans, one I did not expect. To the indigenous people I encountered, an animal’s primary purpose was to be eaten for food, and many of those people had never considered that such animals could become extinct. That perspective both scared and motivated me. I made the decision to move to Manaus in the Amazon, and have since devoted myself to working with science colleagues and local communities to conserve wildlife, especially endangered turtles. Since the time of the Portuguese Empire, …

How ancient ‘zombie worms’ screwed up valuable fossils – CNET

… new discovery. “Osedax, therefore, prevented many skeletons from becoming fossilized, which might hamper our knowledge of these extinct leviathans.” Higgs and his colleagues at the university examined fossil fragments from a plesiosaur found in Cambridge and a sea turtle found in Kent, England. They then used a CT scan to make a computer model of the bones that revealed bore holes that matched up to the trail Osedax would leave in its wake. To finish reading this article, please …

Climate change threatens more than two-thirds of rabbit species

… extinctions among some of the more sensitive and less adaptable species. Rabbits and their relatives hares (referred to in North America as jackrabbits) and the lesser known pikas belong to a group of mammals known as lagomorphs – of which there are 87 species worldwide. Lagomorphs are particularly interesting to ecologists – and those of my colleagues who work in Global Food Security – as they are a major human food resource, valued game species, agricultural pests, model lab animals and …

Social media & sharing icons powered by UltimatelySocial
Facebook
Facebook