Image of the Day: Death Traps
Image of the Day: Death Traps
Sharks and rays can get entangled in abandoned fishing gear, leading to injuries or death.
Image of the Day: Death Traps
Image of the Day: Death Traps

Sharks and rays can get entangled in abandoned fishing gear, leading to injuries or death.

Sharks and rays can get entangled in abandoned fishing gear, leading to injuries or death.

conservation biology
Study: Plant Species Lost at Alarming Rate
Study: Plant Species Lost at Alarming Rate
Jef Akst | Jun 11, 2019
The most extensive global survey of plant extinctions to date reveals cause for concern.
Government Scientists Launch Investigation into Whale Deaths
Government Scientists Launch Investigation into Whale Deaths
Chia-Yi Hou | Jun 3, 2019
About 70 gray whales have been found dead this year on the west coast of the US.
Image of the Day: Belly Flop
Image of the Day: Belly Flop
Chia-Yi Hou | May 23, 2019
Watch a Munk’s devil ray breach.
Antarctic Emperor Penguin Colony Faces Collapse
Antarctic Emperor Penguin Colony Faces Collapse
Jef Akst | Apr 25, 2019
After three years with very few new chicks, the birds are abandoning one of the biggest breeding sites on the continent, satellite images show.
European Eels Strew Their Eggs Across 2,000 Km of Ocean
European Eels Strew Their Eggs Across 2,000 Km of Ocean
Shawna Williams | Apr 23, 2019
The fish continue to spawn over a large area despite a drop in their numbers, a study finds.
New Global Trade Route Could Shuttle Invasive Species
New Global Trade Route Could Shuttle Invasive Species
K.V. Venkatasubramanian | Feb 19, 2019
China’s ongoing Belt and Road Initiative passes through areas that are already at risk of swapping organisms.
Thousands of Australian Animals Die in Unprecedented Heatwave
Thousands of Australian Animals Die in Unprecedented Heatwave
Jef Akst | Jan 17, 2019
Freshwater fish suffer from low levels of oxygen in the country’s rivers, while bats are unable to survive the extreme air temperatures.
Like a Sturgeon
Like a Sturgeon
The Scientist Staff | Jan 1, 2019
Watch scenes from the Maumee River in Ohio, where researchers are stocking an ancient fish species that is struggling against extinction.
IUCN Red List Update Signals Hope for Gorillas
IUCN Red List Update Signals Hope for Gorillas
Ashley P. Taylor | Nov 19, 2018
The status of the mountain gorilla is now endangered, an upgrade from critically endangered. Other species are becoming more threatened.