marine biology, ecology
Opinion: Banning Shark Fin Sales in the U.S. Will Backfire
Opinion: Banning Shark Fin Sales in the U.S. Will Backfire
Robert Hueter | Sep 27, 2017
A proposal to do so would cause waste, promote less sustainable fisheries, and penalize US fishers who follow best practices.
The Caterpillar that Cries Wolf
The Caterpillar that Cries Wolf
Mary Bates | Sep 22, 2017
In a case of acoustic deception, caterpillars mimic bird alarm calls to defend themselves.
Largest and Smallest Animals at Highest Risk of Extinction, Study Finds
Largest and Smallest Animals at Highest Risk of Extinction, Study Finds
Ashley P. Taylor | Sep 19, 2017
Researchers recommend greater conservation efforts toward non-mammals and small creatures.
Biology Labs Hit by Harvey’s Eye Face Long Road to Recovery
Biology Labs Hit by Harvey’s Eye Face Long Road to Recovery
Shawna Williams | Sep 15, 2017
At the University of Texas’s Marine Science Institute, the hurricane caused more than $100 million in damage, killed hundreds of study animals, and displaced numerous researchers, but its work continues.
Second Chance for Lost Galapagos Tortoises?
Second Chance for Lost Galapagos Tortoises?
Bob Grant | Sep 14, 2017
Researchers are trying to recreate an extinct species of the lumbering reptiles by breeding closely related species that contain traces of the lost lineage’s DNA.
Sea Anemones Illuminate the Evolution of Embryo Development
Sea Anemones Illuminate the Evolution of Embryo Development
Abby Olena | Sep 11, 2017
A study of a simple marine animal suggests that the common ancestor of cnidarians and bilaterians may have had three germ layers instead of two.
Bees Live the City Life in Detroit
Bees Live the City Life in Detroit
Catherine Offord | Sep 1, 2017
Important pollinators under threat from habitat destruction, bumblebees may find refuge on vacant land throughout Michigan’s largest metropolis.
City Bees
City Bees
The Scientist Staff | Aug 31, 2017
See the urban landscapes in Detroit where researchers are studying the fates of pollinators that adopt a metropolitan lifestyle.
Opinion: The Flood Reduction Benefits of Wetlands
Opinion: The Flood Reduction Benefits of Wetlands
Siddharth Narayan, Michael W. Beck | Aug 31, 2017
Conservationists and the insurance industry team up to model the economic benefits of marshes during hurricanes.
Researchers Advised to Remove Climate Change Language
Researchers Advised to Remove Climate Change Language
Catherine Offord | Aug 29, 2017
The Department of Energy requested that scientists reword grant proposals to be more in line with the White House’s agenda on climate research.