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Roxanne Beltran Dives into Seal Research
This University of California, Santa Cruz, biologist is dedicated to her marine mammal research, as well as to making the field more diverse and equitable.
ABOVE: Roxanne Beltran
Roxanne Beltran Dives into Seal Research
Roxanne Beltran Dives into Seal Research

This University of California, Santa Cruz, biologist is dedicated to her marine mammal research, as well as to making the field more diverse and equitable.

This University of California, Santa Cruz, biologist is dedicated to her marine mammal research, as well as to making the field more diverse and equitable.

ABOVE: Roxanne Beltran

foraging behavior

Photograph of a hummingbird
Even the Tiniest of Birds Use Smell in Some Situations
Jef Akst | Jan 4, 2022
Once considered anosmic, birds are now widely recognized as using olfactory cues to aid in a wide range of behaviors.
snake eating another snake
Male Snakes Cannibalizing Females Present Evolutionary Puzzle
Chloe Tenn | Nov 15, 2021
The Scientist speaks with organismal biologist Xavier Glaudas about possible reasons for his recent finding that male Montpellier snakes cannibalize female conspecifics.
Three researchers with headlamps on stand around a loggerhead turtle on the beach while a man covers the turtle's face with a gloved hand
Tiny Hitchhikers Reveal Turtles’ Movements and Foraging Ecology
Amanda Heidt | Jul 13, 2021
Microscopic creatures called epibionts that live on sea turtles’ shells can help researchers understand their secretive lives.
Image of the Day: Dopamine Made Them Do It
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 28, 2018
Levels of the neurotransmitter drive ant foraging behavior in the desert.
Image of the Day: Older and Wiser
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 8, 2018
As the years go by, seabirds such as gannets get better at foraging.  
Image of the Day: Right Whale or Left Whale?
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Dec 11, 2017
Scientists examine lateralized behaviors in blue whales.
Behavior Brief
Karen Zusi | Oct 22, 2015
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Buzzed Honeybees
Karen Zusi | Oct 20, 2015
Caffeinated nectar makes bees more loyal to a food source, even when foraging there is suboptimal.
Behavior Brief
Molly Sharlach | Dec 18, 2014
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Catching Criminals
Beth Marie Mole | Apr 1, 2013
A tactic designed to nab repeat offenders also pinpoints the source of infectious diseases and invasive species.