migration
A Grisly Stork Buffet
A Grisly Stork Buffet
The Scientist Staff | Aug 15, 2017
Marabou storks on Kenya’s Mara River feast on the carcasses of migrating wildebeest that failed to make it across the waterway.
Life Springs Eternal
Life Springs Eternal
The Scientist Staff | Aug 15, 2017
When scores of migrating wildebeest fail to survive a treacherous river crossing, their corpses fuel thriving ecosystems.
From Mass Death, Life
From Mass Death, Life
Steve Graff | Aug 15, 2017
When thousands of animals die during mass migrations, ecosystems accommodate the corpses and new cycles are set in motion.
Neanderthal-Human Interbreeding Got an Early Start
Neanderthal-Human Interbreeding Got an Early Start
Shawna Williams | Jul 5, 2017
Mitochondrial DNA in Neanderthal bone suggests humans first left Africa earlier than previously thought.
Migratory Eels Use Magnetoreception
Migratory Eels Use Magnetoreception
Kerry Grens | Apr 14, 2017
In laboratory experiments that simulated oceanic conditions, the fish responded to magnetic fields, a sensory input that may aid migration.
Researchers Track Eels on Their Cross-Atlantic Migration
Researchers Track Eels on Their Cross-Atlantic Migration
Catherine Offord | Jan 1, 2017
A mysterious migration is coming to light after more than a century of study.
Eel-ucidating A Fishy Mystery
Eel-ucidating A Fishy Mystery
The Scientist Staff | Dec 31, 2016
Researchers are using high-tech solutions to bring the lifecycle of the European eel into sharper focus.
Behavior Brief
Behavior Brief
Catherine Offord | Mar 25, 2016
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Dragonfly is World-Record Flier
Dragonfly is World-Record Flier
Bob Grant | Mar 3, 2016
Researchers have determined that a diminutive insect out-flies all other winged migrators by traveling thousands of miles between continents and across oceans yearly.
Migrating Monarch Numbers Rebound
Migrating Monarch Numbers Rebound
Bob Grant | Mar 1, 2016
The iconic butterflies have flocked to their Mexican overwintering grounds, seemingly reversing recent population declines.