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Newswise: How hurricanes impact creatures from sea turtles to wild turkeys
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5-Nov-2019 2:00 PM EST
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Zoo animal research skewed towards 'popular' species

University of Exeter

Research on zoo animals focuses more on "familiar" species like gorillas and chimpanzees than less well known ones like the waxy monkey frog, scientists say.

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Released:
31-Oct-2019 12:05 PM EDT
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Newswise: Vampire bats give a little help to their “friends”
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    31-Oct-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Vampire bats give a little help to their “friends”

Ohio State University

Vampire bats could be said to be sort of like people – not because of their blood-sucking ways, but because they help their neighbors in need even if it’s of no obvious benefit to them.

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Released:
29-Oct-2019 12:40 PM EDT
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A deadly fungus is wiping out North American bats while Eurasian bats have learned to live with it. An international team wants to know why.

Northern Arizona University

Wildlife disease ecologist Jeff Foster of Northern Arizona University is partnering with researchers throughout the world to study the spread of white-nose syndrome, which was discovered in North America in 2006. Researchers believed it migrated from Europe and has continued moving west.

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Released:
30-Oct-2019 5:05 PM EDT
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Bird bacteria is key to communication and mating

Michigan State University

Birds use odor to identify other birds, and researchers at Michigan State University have shown that if the bacteria that produce the odor is altered, it could negatively impact a bird's ability to communicate with other birds or find a mate.

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Released:
29-Oct-2019 8:05 AM EDT
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Newswise: Survey completeness of a global citizen-science database of bird occurrence

Survey completeness of a global citizen-science database of bird occurrence

Cornell University

There are many shortfalls in knowledge of the world's biodiversity, and one of the most basic is the lack of knowledge about where species occur geographically. This deficiency has broad ramifications for research and conservation. This study, published in Ecography, suggests that the development of citizen science programs to collect data by volunteers has the potential to reduce this shortfall.

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Released:
22-Oct-2019 1:55 PM EDT
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Newswise: U.S. Population of Eastern Mallards has Dropped by 50 Percent

U.S. Population of Eastern Mallards has Dropped by 50 Percent

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry

The U.S. population of eastern mallards – dabbling ducks with distinctive green heads – has plunged inexplicably by 50 percent in the last 20 years, causing scientists to launch research into the birds’ productivity, changes in their habitat and their genetic diversity.

Channels: Birds, Environmental Science, Genetics, Nature, Wildlife,

Released:
22-Oct-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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Newswise: Newly Discovered Virus Infects Bald Eagles Across America
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    18-Oct-2019 5:00 AM EDT

Newly Discovered Virus Infects Bald Eagles Across America

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Researchers have discovered a previously unknown virus infecting nearly a third of America’s bald eagle population. Scientists at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, USGS and the Wisconsin DNR found the virus while searching for the cause of Wisconsin River Eagle Syndrome, an enigmatic disease endemic to bald eagles near the Lower Wisconsin River. The newly identified bald eagle hepacivirus, or BeHV, may contribute to the fatal disease, which causes eagles to stumble and have seizures.

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Released:
16-Oct-2019 4:55 PM EDT
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Newswise: Investing in Love and Affection Pays Off for Species That Mate for Life
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    14-Oct-2019 3:00 PM EDT

Investing in Love and Affection Pays Off for Species That Mate for Life

University of Chicago

A new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by biologists at the University of Chicago and the University of North Carolina explains how sexual cooperation in species that form long-term pair bonds.

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Released:
9-Oct-2019 3:05 PM EDT
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