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Gardeners may be spreading lethal frog disease throughout UK, study warns

Suburban homeowners stocking their garden ponds with frogs, fish or spawn from other ponds or aquatic centres are helping the ranavirus move around British suburban gardeners may be unknowingly driving the spread of a lethal frog disease by stocking their ponds with exotic or wild aquatic species, research shows. Show More Summary

kqedscience: Sea Urchins Pull Themselves Inside Out to be...

kqedscience: Sea Urchins Pull Themselves Inside Out to be Reborn  Scientists are investigating how these microscopic ocean drifters find their way back home to the shoreline, grow into spiny creatures and live out a slow-moving life that often exceeds 100 years. #DeepLook via @kqedscience and @pbsdigitalstudios

Climate change could wipe out many food cereals by 2070

With their ability to adapt to climate change outstripped by rate of global warming, many grasses, such as wheat, rice and corn may be doomed

Meet the newest critter in our Tentacles special exhibition:...

Meet the newest critter in our Tentacles special exhibition: The broadclub cuttlefish! This second-largest member of the cuttlefish family gets its name from it’s two club-like tentacles, which it uses to strike and grab prey. Thank you to staffer Jim Perdue for the photo!

Optimization technique identifies cost-effective biodiversity corridors

A new optimization technique could help conservation biologists choose the most cost-effective ways of connecting isolated populations of rare, threatened and endangered species living in protected areas. As the human population grows and expands its footprint, maintaining the connectivity of animal habitats is a challenge. Show More Summary

Missing fish catch data? Not necessarily a problem, new study says

Each day in fishing communities around the world, not every fish is counted. This happens in part because of illegal fishing, poor or incomplete surveys and discarded fish from commercial operations.

earthstory: It’s like a swimming cauliflower Spotted jelly!...

earthstory: It’s like a swimming cauliflower Spotted jelly! Also known as a “lagoon jelly” because it lives in bays, harbors and lagoons in the South Pacific.

Spate of whale entanglements could inform regulations

Federal authorities say a recent wave of entanglements of rare whales off of New England could help inform future regulations to preserve the animals.

Surgery Day

Today was a surgery day. Typically we do surgery 1-2 times a week; depending on the turtles that we currently have. We’ll do multiple surgeries in 1 day, sort of like a sea turtle assembly line. Then once they are done with surgery, they get to recuperate inside the emergency room. Below is Olivia, one […]

Tropical Storm Matthew Highly Likely To Form Soon

The next named Atlantic storm will be Matthew. There is currently a well organized stormy blob in the Atlantic, heading for the Lesser Antilles, that has a very high probability of becoming a named storm, and that could happen by Wednesday or Thursday. This seems to be a fairly fast developing storm. Also, though it…

You’ve got to see them to melibe-lieve! With a foot for...

You’ve got to see them to melibe-lieve! With a foot for a belly, wing-like appendages, and Venus flytraps for faces, Melibe leonina nudibranch sea slugs are some of the most unusual inhabitants of the kelp forest! Swaying on kelp blades,...Show More Summary

California's almond boom has ramped up water use, consumed wetlands and stressed pollinators

A new study using aerial imagery across the state of California has found that converting land to grow almonds between 2007 and 2014 has led to a 27% annual increase in irrigation demands—despite the state's historic drought. The expansion of almonds has also consumed 16,000 acres of wetlands and will likely put additional pressure on already stressed honeybee populations.

World's first baby born using three-parent IVF technique

Experts welcome news though concerns raised controversial procedure carried out in Mexico which is beyond regulations The world’s first baby to be born from a new procedure that combines the DNA of three people appears to be healthy, according to doctors in the US who oversaw the treatment. Show More Summary

A Revision of the Selenocosmiine Tarantula Genus Phlogiellus Pocock 1897 (Araneae: Theraphosidae), with Description of 4 New Species

The tarantula genus Phlogiellus (Pocock 1897) is revised. The genus is diagnosed against all other selenocosmiine genera for the first time along with a new generic description. The tribe Yamiini (Kishida 1920) is diagnosed against all other selenocosmiine tribes. Show More Summary

Ancient eggshell protein breaks through DNA time barrier

Scientists have identified fossil proteins in a 3.8 million year-old ostrich eggshell, suggesting that proteins could provide valuable new insights into the evolutionary tree, much further back in time than was previously thought.

2 Years to Ploughshare Tortoise Extinction?

Fewer than 100 of these rare tortoises remain after a year of rampant poaching for the illegal pet trade -- Read more on

Dinosaurs Roar with Jonah!

Jonah Class Explore Dinosaurs It was a busy morning for the Reception class at Astbury St Mary’s Church of England Primary School.  Class Jonah have been learning all about dinosaurs and the enthusiastic teaching team had invited a member of the Everything Dinosaur staff into the school to explore dinosaurs and fossils.  The spacious hall was […]

Consistency builds cohesion in the animal kingdom

Oscar Wilde may have considered consistency "the last refuge of the unimaginative" in human behaviour, but when it comes to fish, the element of predictability is critical. Such are the findings of new research led by the UniversityShow More Summary

New evidence shows migrating birds are staying in UK longer

A collaboration involving scientists from the University of Aberdeen and the Fair Isle Bird Observatory Trust has found that  while some early migrating birds are arriving and departing earlier each year, late migrating individuals are actually departing much later.

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