Numerosity Around the Animal Kingdom
Numerosity Around the Animal Kingdom
Research in recent decades has explored how animals other than humans perceive different numbers of objects
Numerosity Around the Animal Kingdom
Numerosity Around the Animal Kingdom

Research in recent decades has explored how animals other than humans perceive different numbers of objects

Research in recent decades has explored how animals other than humans perceive different numbers of objects

invertebrates
When Severed, This Solitary Tunicate Regrows as Three New Animals
When Severed, This Solitary Tunicate Regrows as Three New Animals
Amanda Heidt | May 13, 2021
While regeneration has long been the domain of colonial tunicates, a solitary species of sea squirt was able to regenerate into multiple, fully functional individuals within a month of being cut up.
Invertebrate Density Influences Plant Flowering Times, Abundance
Invertebrate Density Influences Plant Flowering Times, Abundance
Catherine Offord | Feb 1, 2021
An experimental study explores how plant communities may be affected by future declines in invertebrate populations.
Marine Biologist John Pearse Dies
Marine Biologist John Pearse Dies
Shawna Williams | Aug 18, 2020
The retired University of California, Santa Cruz, professor was known for his work on invertebrate reproduction, kelp ecology, and Antarctic marine life.
Diving Beetle Adults and Larvae Dismember, Eat Tadpoles: Study
Diving Beetle Adults and Larvae Dismember, Eat Tadpoles: Study
Catherine Offord | Jan 13, 2020
The invertebrate predators prey on and lay their eggs near emerging tadpoles, potentially threatening the conservation of endangered frogs, researchers find.
Jumping Spiders Produce Milk to Feed Their Young
Jumping Spiders Produce Milk to Feed Their Young
Diana Kwon | Nov 29, 2018
Without access to their mothers’ milk, Toxeus magnus offspring die within the first 10 days of life.
What Was Lost in the Fire that Destroyed Brazil’s Largest Museum
What Was Lost in the Fire that Destroyed Brazil’s Largest Museum
Marcia Triunfol | Sep 4, 2018
Scientists work to help relocate colleagues who lost everything.
Image of the Day: Velvet Worm
Image of the Day: Velvet Worm
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 14, 2018
Researchers have recently identified a many-legged invertebrate from the Silurian period.
Deep Diver: A Profile of Cindy Van Dover
Deep Diver: A Profile of Cindy Van Dover
Anna Azvolinsky | Jul 1, 2018
As the only woman who has piloted the deep-ocean research submersible Alvin, Van Dover is among the few researchers to have explored hydrothermal vents firsthand.
Starfish in the Deep Sea Can See
Starfish in the Deep Sea Can See
Abby Olena | Feb 6, 2018
A study of 13 starfish species reveals that even animals that live at depths where sunlight doesn’t reach have functioning eyes.
Coastal Critters Make Epic Voyages After 2011 Tsunami
Coastal Critters Make Epic Voyages After 2011 Tsunami
Ashley Yeager | Sep 28, 2017
Marine species survived rafting thousands of kilometers on debris swept into the water by the giant wave, scientists say.
Earliest Deuterostome Fossils Described
Earliest Deuterostome Fossils Described
Kerry Grens | Jan 30, 2017
These millimeter-size sea creatures lived 540 million years ago.
Stressed Shore Crabs
Stressed Shore Crabs
Karen Zusi | Nov 12, 2015
Electrical shocks cause a physiological stress response in invertebrates previously thought incapable of feeling pain.
Ravenous Invasive Worm Now in U.S.
Ravenous Invasive Worm Now in U.S.
Bob Grant | Jun 25, 2015
Researchers have found the New Guinea flatworm, one of the world’s most invasive species, in Florida, putting native ecosystems at serious risk.
Virus May Explain “Melting” Sea Stars
Virus May Explain “Melting” Sea Stars
Molly Sharlach | Nov 19, 2014
Researchers discover a densovirus that is associated with sea star wasting disease.
Predator Demoted
Predator Demoted
Jef Akst | Oct 1, 2014
Extinct, giant arthropods, long assumed to be top predators of ancient seas, didn’t have sharp enough eyesight to be refined hunters.
Anxious Crayfish
Anxious Crayfish
Kerry Grens | Jun 16, 2014
A crustacean appears anxious after a stressful experience, but a drug can fix it, according to a new study.
Sequencing the Tree of Life
Sequencing the Tree of Life
Anna Azvolinsky | Apr 24, 2014
Charting the progress of the various large-scale genome-sequencing projects as researchers working separately on their chosen species begin to pool analytical resources
Tidal Clocks
Tidal Clocks
Kate Yandell | Sep 27, 2013
Some marine organisms have internal rhythms that cycle with the tides and are independent of circadian rhythms.
Pesticides Decimate Biodiversity
Pesticides Decimate Biodiversity
Chris Palmer | Jun 19, 2013
Agricultural pesticides, even when used at levels considered safe, can cause devastating losses of invertebrate species.