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The coywolves of Albemarle County: A new species that calls the area home

By Jackson Landers | December 2, 2015 A lone, gray pickup truck with its headlights off rolls along the gravel road in the pale light of a full moon. The truck stops along a tree line in front of a long, broad field and two camouflaged men get out. They close the doors slowly so as to not make any noise. The men sling their rifles over their shoulders and whisper about where to begin. Down past the woods? Over at the neighboring farm? A long, chilling howl erupts from the woods across the …

Strange New Bat Species Found in Museum Pickle Jar

… its discoverer. In the course of their research, the scientists also found several representatives of the species elsewhere in the wilds of southeast Asia, such as in Indonesia. Like other horseshoe bats, this newfound creature has a large structure on its face that is shaped somewhat like a horseshoe and is used to collect and focus sound. Like other bats, Francis’ bats echolocate, bouncing sounds beams off of objects to find their way around. Horseshoe bats are particularly well-adapted to …

Bat with record-breaking tongue found in the Bolivian jungle – The Washington Post

By Rachel Feltman | August 21, 2015 The tube-lipped nectar bat isn’t a new species — it was discovered in 2005. But since its discovery in Ecuador, the bat — which, with a tongue 150 percent the size of its body, breaks the record for the longest relative tongue on a mammal — has only been found a handful of times. [Hummingbird tongues are way weirder than we thought] And now the bat has been identified in a new location: Bolivia’s Madidi National Park. The …

Cost-effective conservation helps species bounce back

From phys.org | July 8, 2015 Researchers have developed a way to help ecosystems bounce back after human disturbances such as shipping, oil exploration or fishing, and have applied it to a coral reef fish species. The method helps conservation managers create a cost-effective plan to bring species back from the brink of extinction in a local area, by building connections with the same species in nearby locations. “The world is subject to nasty surprises, and this work for the first time …

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