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Sailfish Stealthily Slash Prey with Bills
sailfish bill slashing
April 22nd, 2014
Researchers solve the mystery of the Atlantic sailfish's bill. This oceanic hunter uses its bill to sneak into schools of fish and slash or 'tap' potential prey. The finding reveals an unknown evolutionary solution to overcome the defense of schooling.
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Ospreys Plague Maryland Traffic Cam
April 22nd, 2014
Thanks to a group of stubborn ospreys, a traffic cam watching over the flow of cars in Maryland has become an improvised wildlife cam.
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Polar Bears on Thin Ice, Arctic Expedition Finds
polar bear tagging
April 22nd, 2014
An expedition to the islands of Svalbard, Norway, to study how warming temperatures and melting sea ice are impacting Europe's westernmost polar bear population concluded on Monday (April 21).
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Not in the Mood: Study in Mice Sheds Light on Human Libido
An image of mice
April 22nd, 2014
Pain seems to discourage female mice from having sex, but it does nothing to stop males from copulating, according to a new study.
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Ancient Assassin Flies Found in Amber
April 21st, 2014
An extinct species of assassin fly that lived during the age of the dinosaurs has been discovered inside a translucent tomb of amber.
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Blue-Footed Boobies Are Declining in the Galapagos
An image of a blue-footed booby.
April 22nd, 2014
The population of seabirds with characteristically colorful feet has been decreasing. And a lack of sardines in the region may be the culprit.
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Vulnerable Dusky Sharks Decimated by Fishing (Op-Ed)
endangered species, dusky shark, protected animals
April 22nd, 2014
As Earth Day arrives, the dusky shark is just one of many animals threatened worldwide — but with a focus on the risks of fishing bycatch, the sharks may yet be saved.
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A Belly Full Of Beaks
whale, diet, nutrition
April 21st, 2014
The contents of a whale's stomach reveals more than just its diet.
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