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Image of the Day: Tiny Grazers

By | January 6, 2017

Algae-grazing sea urchins the size of a ping-pong ball, such as Echinometra viridis, could help reduce algal overgrowth in degraded coral reefs. 

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Image of the Day: Flight Paths

By | January 5, 2017

Researchers attached satellite tags to three bird species, including the common cuckoo (Cuculus canorus), to illustrate the migratory birds' strategies for tracking seasonal resources between continents.

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image: Image of the Day: A Little Help

Image of the Day: A Little Help

By | January 4, 2017

Wild-type bacteria (black) can survive and grow in the presence of an antibiotic when surrounded by enough antibiotic-resistant bacteria (green).

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image: Image of the Day: Waiting for Ocelots

Image of the Day: Waiting for Ocelots

By | January 3, 2017

Camera traps caught a rare glimpse of a family of ocelots in a South Texas refuge, allowing wildlife biologists to give this three-week old kitten a quick checkup.

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image: Image of the Day: Tiny Vortices

Image of the Day: Tiny Vortices

By | January 2, 2017

A starfish larva is illustrated stirring up a whorl of water.

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image: Image of the Day: Bones About It

Image of the Day: Bones About It

By | December 30, 2016

Researchers have catalogued thousands of digital fish skeletons, such as this CT scan of a sturgeon poacher (Podothecus accipenserinus), and made the images available to the public.

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image: Image of the Day: Littlest Weasel

Image of the Day: Littlest Weasel

By | December 29, 2016

The least weasel (Mustela nivalis) is the smallest member of the Mustelidae family.

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image: Image of the Day: Pipefish Genes

Image of the Day: Pipefish Genes

By | December 28, 2016

Biologists publish a reference genome for the gulf pipefish (Syngnathus scovelli).

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image: Image of the Day: Hardened Arteries

Image of the Day: Hardened Arteries

By | December 27, 2016

Patients with a rare genetic disease suffer from calcification in their arteries—like this cross-section of one calcified popliteal artery. Now, researchers may have identified the mechanism behind this condition.

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image: Image of the Day: New Fly in Town

Image of the Day: New Fly in Town

By | December 26, 2016

Scientists discover a new species of robber fly, Trichoura pardeos, in South Africa.

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