Biological Species

Most Primate Species Are Now Threatened With Extinction

What have we done?<p>Primates are remarkable. We’re all familiar with chimpanzees, monkeys, and ring-tailed lemurs, but have you heard of tarsiers, with …

Biodiversity

Biologist Names Moth After Trump to Send Message About Conservation

In a move taken directly from the reality TV star’s playbook, one biologist is using the president-elect’s name to draw attention to his cause. …

Biodiversity

Almost Two-Thirds of Primate Species Near Extinction, Scientists Find

Our fellow primates are in trouble.<p>In a study of unprecedented scope, a team of 31 primatologists has analyzed every known species of primate to judge how they are faring. The news for man’s closest animal relatives is not good.<p>Three-quarters of primate species are in decline, the researchers …

Life Sciences

The 10 species most at risk from climate change

From penguins in Antarctica, to butterflies in Spain, and rodents and coral in the Great Barrier Reef, as the world warms these species are disappearing<p>10 Hawaiian honeycreepers<p>Small island species, confined to limited terrain, are always vulnerable, particularly to invasive species, burgeoning …

Biodiversity

Primates face mass extinction by mid-century, scientists warn

Researchers find three-quarters of the world’s 504 primate species are in decline<p>Primates are now so threatened by human activity that the group is heading for “a major extinction event” by the middle of this century, scientists warn.<p>The grim forecast comes from a global assessment of all known …

Biodiversity

Biologist who discovers blonde moth with tiny genitals names new species after Donald Trump

Evolutionary biologist Dr Vazrick Nazari has discovered a new tiny moth that he took the liberty of naming after President-elect Donald Trump, calling it <i>Neopalpa donaldtrumpi.</i><p>Nazari made the announcement on Twitter, and adding his hopes that the incoming president will pay attention to the …

Biodiversity

Endangered Species Act: get ready for big changes, says GOP

Republican lawmakers are preparing to roll back the influence of the Endangered Species Act, arguing that the law is an unnecessary hindrance to …

Biodiversity

Building Global Connections: the U.S. Marine Biodiversity Observing Network

One of the best ways to understand how our ocean is changing is to closely monitor the health and diversity of marine life. Armed with this …

Biodiversity

Tiny moth with fancy pompadour to be named after Donald Trump

New species are often named after famous people. This moth has a hairstyle that resembles the famous hairdo of President-elect Trump.<p>January 18, 2017 …

Biodiversity

Gorillas and monkeys are facing 'impending extinction'

Thirty-one leading scientists have issued an urgent plea to save humanity’s closest biological relatives, saying scores of different species of apes, …

Biodiversity

Virgin Birth: Zebra Shark Has Babies Without Mating

Sure, she used to have a mate at the Reef HQ Aquarium in Townsville, Australia. The pair even had several litters before they were separated in …

Biodiversity

The Future Might Be Monkey-less

The world’s primates are going to be extinct in the 25-50 years, according to an expansive global survey authored by 31 primatologists. The report, …

Biodiversity

Imagine There's No Countries

<i>SWAMISPEAK Antarctica is the best example of globalisation as humanity's winning force</i><p>Brexit, the electoral triumph of Donald Trump and the rise of …

Biodiversity

Primates facing 'extinction crisis'

<b>The world's primates face an "extinction crisis" with 60% of species now threatened with extinction, according to research.</b><p>A global study, involving more than 30 scientists, assessed the conservation status of more than 500 individual species.<p>This also revealed that 75% of species have populations …

Biodiversity

How AI Can Help Keep Ocean Fisheries Sustainable

Cameras mounted on fishing boats combined with advanced machine learning can help better monitor legal and illegal catches, advocates say.<p>The numbers are shocking.<p>Overexploitation of the world's fish stocks is growing at an alarming rate, says the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO).<p>Nearly …

Biodiversity

The Interesting Curiosity About the Quails

<i>California valley quail</i><p>Quail are interesting and they have traits that are curious. Although there can be a great deal of variation between species, …

Biodiversity

Dolphins are mysteriously washing up on Cornish beaches in very high numbers

Marine experts are investigating after the number of dolphins being washed up on the Cornish coast increased six-fold in a year.<p>In the two-week …

Biodiversity

The World’s Oldest Known Gorilla Has Died at 60: ‘She Was an Ambassador for Gorillas’

The oldest known gorilla on record passed away overnight in her sleep less than a month after celebrating her 60th birthday, the Columbus Zoo and …

Gorillas

The Tasmanian tiger had a brain structure suited to a predatory life style

Scientists have used an imaging technique to reconstruct the brain architecture and neural networks of the thylacine—better known as the Tasmanian …

Biodiversity

Scientists want to bring back extinct Caspian tiger - BBC Newsbeat

<b>The extinct Caspian tiger could once again inhabit Central Asia.</b><p>They were once one of the world's largest tigers.<p>Until recently, the tigers roamed Central Asia, from the Caspian Sea to north-west China, before struggles that included loss of habitat robbed them of their prey.<p>Ever since Caspian …

Biodiversity

Proud Dolphin SMART Supporter

<i>Hawaiian Paddle Sports is proud to be recognized as a ‘Dolphin SMART’ Proud Supporter. As a Proud Supporter, we are committed to promoting</i> …

Life Sciences

World’s annual fishery catch far more than reported, UBC expert says

With worldwide catches already falling for 20 years, more fish than thought are still being taken from the world’s oceans, a fisheries expert from …

Biodiversity

New snail species discovered on Kimberley islands showcase 'amazing diversity', scientist says

They may be slow-moving and somewhat sluggish, but 150 new species of snail have been discovered by scientists in Australia's far north proving they …

Biodiversity

Male baboons found to engage in feticide

(Phys.org)—A team of researchers from several institutions in the U.S., some with ties to the Institute of Primate Research, National Museums of …

Biodiversity

New Poisonous Frog Species Discovered in Peru

A peculiar croak heard within the Amazon rainforest leads to the naming of a new species of frog.<p>Deep in the Peruvian Amazon, in a region known as the Manú Biosphere Reserve, Shirley Jennifer Serrano Rojas crouched near a stream. She listened, while her audio recorder tracked the noise of the …

Biodiversity

Why the World's Biggest Sharks Love Mafia Island

Scientists hope the whale sharks that live around the East African island will help them better understand how to preserve the species.<p>In some places, whale sharks routinely swim between countries, even on a daily basis. But at Mafia Island—a New York City-sized atoll just off the coast of …

Biodiversity

This 'smiling' dolphin is being hunted into extinction

The nearly extinct "smiling" Irrawaddy dolphins continue to get hunted in Myanmar's waters by illegal fishermen.<p>According to AFP, water pollution and electrofishing — where people use car batteries to shock the dolphins — are chiefly responsible for the dolphins' deaths.<p>The smiley dolphin can …

Biodiversity

Disappearing Puffins Bring an Icelandic Hunting Tradition Under Scrutiny

<i>This article is from Hakai Magazine, an online publication about science and society in coastal ecosystems. Read more stories like this at</i> …

Biodiversity

Moth With Scaly Head and Weird Dick Named in Honor of Donald Trump

After becoming President, Barack Obama had a number of species named in his honor. Donald Trump, however, has managed to do him one better, finding …

Biodiversity

Dozens Of False Killer Whales Mysteriously Strand Themselves In Florida

Scientists are trying to determine why a group of at least 95 false killer whales stranded themselves on a remote coast in Florida's Everglades National Park. At least 82 of the animals have died, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.<p>"This is the largest mass stranding …

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