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Grazing Sharks: Bonnethead Sharks Eat and Digest Seagrass

New research shows that bonnethead sharks are able to digest seagrass, challenging the notion that all sharks survive on a purely carnivorous diet. This work will be presented at the annual conference of the Society for Integrative and Comparative...
27-Dec-2017 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Can Machines Learn Animal Behavior?

New research applies machine learning to classify the behavior of juvenile salmon based on tracking data. Scientists are using these approaches to identify when and where salmon are being eaten by invasive fishes. The results of this study will be...
27-Dec-2017 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Coral Immigrants Provide Hope for Reefs Facing Climate Change

New models identify factors that put coral reefs at risk of extinction in the face of climate change, and suggest that facilitating migration of corals could allow reefs to adapt. The results of this research will be presented at the annual...
2-Jan-2018 11:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Tracking Ancient Whale Migrations with Fossilized Barnacles

New research on the isotopic composition of barnacle shells shows that prehistoric whales were undertaking migrations, just like their modern-day descendants.
27-Dec-2017 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Leaping Larvae: Developing Flies Jump Without Legs

New research characterizes jumping behavior in larval midge flies. Even though these larvae are typically restrained during development, they can use a unique physiological mechanism to jump long distances. These results will be presented at the...
27-Dec-2017 4:25 PM EST Add to Favorites

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When a Bad Thing Becomes Good: Was Inflammation Modified to Become Implantation in Placental Mammals?

New research shows that inflammation was modified by uterine decidual cells to facilitate implantation in placental mammals. The results of this study will be presented at the annual conference of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology...
27-Dec-2017 4:50 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Invertebrate Biopolymer Found to Be Associated with Electric Sense in Sharks and Skates

New research shows that the electrosensory organs of cartilaginous fish contain chitin, an invertebrate biopolymer. The results of this study will be presented at the annual conference of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology in San...
27-Dec-2017 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

The Secret World of Dinosaur Tracks

Scans of fossilized dinosaur prints show how some dinosaur feet moved not just on top of but through the earth. The results of this study will be presented at the annual conference of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology in San...
27-Dec-2017 4:40 PM EST Add to Favorites


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