Aquarium Jellyfish Turns Out to Be Undescribed Species
Aquarium Jellyfish Turns Out to Be Undescribed Species
The newly characterized “elegant jellyfish,” roughly the size of a human hand, had been on display in two aquariums in Japan for more than a decade.
Aquarium Jellyfish Turns Out to Be Undescribed Species
Aquarium Jellyfish Turns Out to Be Undescribed Species

The newly characterized “elegant jellyfish,” roughly the size of a human hand, had been on display in two aquariums in Japan for more than a decade.

The newly characterized “elegant jellyfish,” roughly the size of a human hand, had been on display in two aquariums in Japan for more than a decade.

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Polar Bear Researcher Markus Dyck Dies in Helicopter Crash
Polar Bear Researcher Markus Dyck Dies in Helicopter Crash
Lisa Winter | Apr 30, 2021
Dyck was widely respected for working alongside indigenous groups as he studied polar bears on their ancestral lands.
Can Rewilding Large Predators Regenerate Ecosystems?
Can Rewilding Large Predators Regenerate Ecosystems?
Katarina Zimmer | Nov 1, 2020
As some conservationists and researchers begin to return large carnivores to areas where they once roamed, scientists intensify efforts to study the ecological roles of predators.
Infographic: Herbivore Dung Nutrients Vary Across the Savanna
Infographic: Herbivore Dung Nutrients Vary Across the Savanna
Catherine Offord | Nov 1, 2020
In South Africa, the composition of droppings varies by species’ body sizes, and which animals are found where depends on vegetation density.
Infographic: How Large Carnivores Sculpt Ecosystems
Infographic: How Large Carnivores Sculpt Ecosystems
Katarina Zimmer | Nov 1, 2020
The release of gray wolves in Yellowstone decades ago still stands as one of the few examples of a predator reintroduction, and the lessons learned continue to be debated. New projects aim to do it again.
With Humans Indoors, Animals Go Wild
With Humans Indoors, Animals Go Wild
Lisa Winter | Apr 17, 2020
Across the globe, wildlife is exploring empty places usually occupied by people.
Where Coronaviruses Come From
Where Coronaviruses Come From
Shawna Williams | Jan 24, 2020
EcoHealth Alliance President Peter Daszak speaks with The Scientist about how pathogens like 2019-nCoV jump species, and how to head off the next pandemic.
Image of the Day: Snake in Smoke
Image of the Day: Snake in Smoke
Emily Makowski | Dec 4, 2019
An image of a Malagasy tree boa wins first place in the British Ecological Society’s annual photography competition.
Image of the Day: Chevrotain Caught on Camera
Image of the Day: Chevrotain Caught on Camera
Emily Makowski | Nov 12, 2019
The silver-backed chevrotain was undetected for decades, but local reports have led researchers to document the species on camera.
Florida Wild Cats Struggle to Walk Due to Unknown Disorder
Florida Wild Cats Struggle to Walk Due to Unknown Disorder
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 28, 2019
Both bobcats and the state’s namesake panther, an endangered species, have been spotted with signs of the condition.
Invasive Carp Could Spread Across Lake Michigan on Detritus Diet
Invasive Carp Could Spread Across Lake Michigan on Detritus Diet
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 14, 2019
The fish’s undiscerning palate might make more of the lake habitable to the species than once thought, according to a new study.
Fungus Behind Deadly Bat Disease Found in Northern California
Fungus Behind Deadly Bat Disease Found in Northern California
Ashley P. Taylor | Jul 8, 2019
Bats are infected with the microbe that causes white-nose syndrome, but the disease itself has not shown up.
Image of the Day: Bobcat Sighting
Image of the Day: Bobcat Sighting
Chia-Yi Hou | Apr 29, 2019
A camera trap snaps a photo of a wild bobcat in a location new to scientists studying the animals’ geographical range in Ohio.
Opinion: Why Warthogs Are Useful in Figuring Out How Bovine TB Spreads
Opinion: Why Warthogs Are Useful in Figuring Out How Bovine TB Spreads
Eduard Roos | Mar 12, 2019
The information we’ve gathered showed us that warthogs can be used as disease sentinels, avoiding the need to resort to testing valuable or endangered animals.
Cities Can Serve as Cauldrons of Evolution
Cities Can Serve as Cauldrons of Evolution
Catherine Offord | Jan 1, 2019
From changes in gene flow to adaptation, the effects of urbanization are shaping the evolutionary trajectories of plants and animals.
Image of the Day: One of These Things
Image of the Day: One of These Things
Kerry Grens | Nov 30, 2018
An image of an adult penguin in a crowd of youngsters wins the top prize of an ecology photography competition.
Research Building Burns Down in Woolsey Fire
Research Building Burns Down in Woolsey Fire
Kerry Grens | Nov 16, 2018
The structure was the cornerstone of a UCLA conservation science center.
College Campuses Close as Wildfires Ravage California
College Campuses Close as Wildfires Ravage California
Kerry Grens | Nov 14, 2018
Universities are still assessing the extent of the damage; field sites are at risk and some equipment has been damaged.
Wildlife Populations Have Shrunk by 60 Percent Since 1970
Wildlife Populations Have Shrunk by 60 Percent Since 1970
Kerry Grens | Oct 30, 2018
A new report finds the decline in vertebrate abundance over the past four decades is most severe in South and Central America.
Tiger Genome Sequencing Determines There Are Six Subspecies
Tiger Genome Sequencing Determines There Are Six Subspecies
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 25, 2018
The new finding could aid tiger conservation, with only 4,000 of the big cats remaining.