Monthly Archives: October 2017

More Traffic Trouble for Frogger

“Hyla arborea” by Eran Finkle is licensed under CC by 2.0 If you are familiar with the popular arcade game Frogger, you already know that car traffic is hazardous to frogs attempting to cross the street.  What you may not know is that … Continue reading

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How Sea-ing Lights is Threatening Seabirds

                             “The seabird is an animal directly affected by light pollution” “RM4_1012_1318s” by Ryan Murphy is licensed under CC 2.0 Artificial lights are a big part of … Continue reading

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Oh Deer: Could Cougars Reduce the Number of Deer-Vehicle Collisions?

“2010-09-05: Deer in the Headlights” by Dennis Hamilton is licensed under CC BY 2.0 Everything you saw in Bambi was a lie. Okay, maybe not everything. But the tear-jerking portrayal of America’s favorite cuddly white-tailed deer is hardly the reality … Continue reading

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Aw Snap, We Can’t Live Here: Developmental Constraints Limit Alligator Snapping Turtle Localization

Male emperor penguins forgo food for two months to incubate their eggs awaiting the return of their fish-hunting female partners. Parasitic wasps deposit their eggs on unfortunate caterpillars so their hatchlings can have a readily accessible first meal. Our own … Continue reading

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The Lion King and the African Wild Dogs

“African painted dog, or African wild dog, Lycaon pictus at Savuti, Chobe National Park, Botswana” by Derek Keats is licensed under CC by 2.0 Did you ever wonder, as most children inevitably do, why your favorite animated movie was called … Continue reading

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How to Save Three Species for the Price of One

Do you like two-for-one deals? Well, you’re in luck because Mother Nature is offering you a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to save three living organisms for the price of one! If you act now to save the polar bears, you can also … Continue reading

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Drainage of Finnish Bogs is Bad News for Native Birds

By Michelle Zhong The peatlands of northern Europe, at first glance, resemble an odd and disintegrating junkyard. Among the items that have been dragged up from the peat are ancient human carcasses, pieces of old tools, and rotting plant material. … Continue reading

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