The fact that there are less predators stalking them day and night should sound like a good news for a great many herbivores across the globe. But a new study has found that this isn't necessarily the case. With fewer large predators keeping populations in check, herbivores are over-foraging and destroying the delicate ecosystems that have kept them fed for countless years.
Our warming world may be impacting what birds show up where during the winter. Scientists have found that the resident communities of birds that appear at eastern North America's backyard bird feeders in winter have changed as temperatures have increased.
If you're ever traveling late at night through the Amazon rainforest, you might find yourself hearing something akin to a pair of tiny horses galloping across the forest floor. But those aren't miniature ponies you're hearing. It's the sound of a kitten-sized spider stalking prey unfortunate enough to get close to its home.
For the first time, scientists are using a robotic aerial drone to get up close and personal with orca whales, offering a new glimpse into the life of these marine mammals.
A leaky oil rig may be absolutely terrible for our ocean's ecosystems, but what about one that's functioning perfectly? A recent study has determined that large oil or gas platforms off the California coast are actually serving as ideal bases for highly productive marine habitats, boasting a stunning amount of healthy aquatic life.
The little devil frog, Oophaga sylvatica, a toxic frog native to Colombia and Ecuador, is learning to sing straight into the face of fear, singing longer and louder despite the fact that numerous predators are more likely to hear it.
A mystery sea creature boasting 100 tentacle-like arms is flummoxing a Singapore fisherman credited with the catch, and even with help from experts, the "alien" has yet to be identified.
It just got a lot worse to be a frog living in Spain right now. Spanish frog species already combating the same deadly chytrid fungus that is wreaking havoc on amphibian populations all over the world now must also deal with a pair of lethal and fast-spreading viruses.
The fate of yellow-Billed Cuckoos, which were just named a threatened species earlier this month, lies in the hands of the feds, who have put off designating nearly 550,000 acres of "critical habitat" for the birds.
In the world of white-footed sportive lemurs, public latrines are commonly used to communicate with one another, a new study shows.
Rock gobies are masters of camouflage, able to change both their color and brightness within a minute, new research shows.
A potentially deadly fungus is sweeping through a river in Montana, trashing the immune systems of local trout and making them increasingly susceptible to other illnesses. Local experts are worried that this could disrupt future populations in the area, as the fungus is disrupting spawning season.
A certain species of shark is hiding out in corals in an attempt to escape ocean acidification, according to a new study.
You may have heard of whale falls, but a new study of deep-sea ecosystems is arguing that it is actually jellyfish falls that are utterly essential to the complex and little-understood life of the deep sea.