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Population Biology

Searching together: A lesson from rats

Concentrate on your own task but also pay attention to others -- this is the key rule for success, at least for rats when exploring as a groupCredit: Photo by Péter Palatitz. The rat in a maze might be one of the most classic

Biggest fish in the sea are girls

Whale shark girls overtake the boys to become world's largest fishCredit: AIMS A decade-long study of the iconic fish has found male whale sharks grow quickly, before plateauing at an average adult length of about eight or nine…

Galapagos guides to ‘barcode’ wildlife

Credit: Carolina Proano Galapagos tourist guides are being retrained to catalogue the islands' famous biodiversity. The COVID-19 pandemic has left many eco-tourism workers unemployed, and the "Barcoding Galapagos" scheme will see them