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Article ID: 703515

Discovery: Rare Three-Species Hybrid Warbler

Cornell University

Scientists have shown that a bird found in Pennsylvania is the offspring of a hybrid warbler mother and a warbler father from an entirely different genus—a combination never recorded before now and which resulted in a three-species hybrid bird.

7-Nov-2018 8:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 703246

Identifying a Piranha by Its Bark

Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

Next month, Rodney Rountree, “The Fish Listener,” will talk about his work with Francis Juanes of the University of Victoria, to document calls made by fish in the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve in Peru in a presentation at the Acoustical Society of America's 176th Meeting, Nov. 5-9. These calls may be useful for tracking piranha populations through passive acoustic monitoring.

1-Nov-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 703150

A Wilderness “Horror Story”

Wildlife Conservation Society

Producing the first comprehensive fine-scale map of the world’s remaining marine and terrestrial wild places, conservation scientists writing in the journal Nature say that just 23 percent of the world’s landmass can now be considered wilderness.

31-Oct-2018 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 703021

How the World’s Fastest Muscle Created Four Unique Bird Species

Wake Forest University

When the male bearded manakin snaps its wings at lightning speed, it’s more than part of an elaborate, acrobatic mating ritual. The tiny muscle doing the heavy lifting is also the reason this exotic bird has evolved into four distinct species, according to new research published in the journal eLIFE by Wake Forest University biologist Matthew Fuxjager.

30-Oct-2018 7:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 702854

PHOTO RELEASE: New York’s Offshore Waters Home to Whales & Other Marine Species

Wildlife Conservation Society

WCS marine scientists surveying the waters of New York Bight for marine mammals and other species are enjoying a banner year, encountering a wide array of marine life in the waters just beyond—and sometimes in sight of—New York City.

25-Oct-2018 5:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 702616

Genomic Analysis Helps in Discovery of Unusual New Bird Species From Indonesia

National University of Singapore

A joint research team from the National University of Singapore and Indonesian Institute of Science has described an unusual new songbird species. The bird was named the Rote Leaf-Warbler Phylloscopus rotiensis after the island of Rote where it is found.

23-Oct-2018 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 702554

Extinct Tuskless Walrus Fossil Discovered in Orange County

California State University, Fullerton

Cal State Fullerton (CSUF) paleontologists have described a new genus and species of walrus and named it after CSUF Titans and Orange County, where the extinct, tuskless fossil was discovered.

22-Oct-2018 10:30 AM EDT
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Article ID: 701748

When yesterday's agriculture feeds today’s water pollution

Universite de Montreal

Water quality is threatened by a long history of fertilizer use on land, Canadian scientists find

5-Oct-2018 2:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 701693

Successful mouse couples talk out infidelity in calm tones

University of Wisconsin-Madison

The quality of the conversations of a California mice couple after one partner has been unfaithful can help predict which mouse pairs will successfully produce a litter of mouse pups and which males are good fathers, according to a study published recently by the journal Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution in a special issue on the evolution of monogamy.

4-Oct-2018 3:05 PM EDT

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