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Biodiversity

Surprising hearing talents in cormorants

Credit: SDU Many aquatic animals like frogs and turtles spend a big part of their lives under water and have adapted to this condition in various ways, one being that they have excellent hearing under water. A new study shows…

Plant disease primarily spreads via roadsides

Credit: Elina Numminen An analysis based on mathematical statistics more precise than those previously carried out uncovered the reason why powdery mildew fungi on Åland are most abundant in roadsides and crossings. Identified…

Untangling the social lives of spiders

Credit: Noa Pinter-Wollman The idea of a complex spider society--in which thousands of spiders live, hunt, and raise their young together in a single colony--is unsettling to many of us. We are perhaps lucky then that this scene is…

Changing forests

Researchers investigate how forests are changing in response to global warming As the climate is changing, so too are the world's forests. From the misty redwoods in the west to the Blue Ridge forest of Appalachia, many sylvan ecosystems…

Sturgeon genome sequenced

Credit: Andreas Hartl Sometimes referred to as the "the Methuselah of freshwater fish", sturgeons and their close relatives are very old from an evolutionary point of view. Fossils indicate that sturgeons date back 250 million…

Animals keep viruses in the sea in balance

Credit: NIOZ A variety of sea animals can take up virus particles while filtering seawater for oxygen and food. Sponges are particularly efficient. That was written by marine ecologist Jennifer Welsh from NIOZ this week, in a publication…