Humans age in a way not necessarily typical in the rest of nature, according to the results of a new study on aging habits of a range of species, which found that while some organisms, like humans, are strong in their youth and grow weaker as they age, the opposite is true for some species, while others seem to be unaffected by age at all.
A European bumble bee species introduced in Chile in the 1990s to supplement the pollination efforts of native honeybees has grown into a certifiably invasive species, out-competing native pollinators not just in Chile, but across the South American continent.
Eleven short-finned pilot whales found dead Sunday near Key West, Fla. had the same markings as whales in the larger pod of 51 whales that stranded last week in a remote area of Everglades National Park, a NOAA official said Monday afternoon, confirming the deceased whales are part of the same group.
Just in time for winter, two new studies in the Journal of Economic Entomology detail an Asian cockroach with a knack for surviving outside in cold weather and bed bugs that may be less susceptible to freezing temperatures than previously believed.
Eleven short-finned pilot whales found dead Sunday near Key West, Fla. are suspected to be part of the larger pod of 51 whales that stranded last week in a remote area of Everglades National Park.
The physiology of rock iguanas inhabiting heavily touristed islands in the Bahamas is markedly different compared to iguanas of the same species found on less-visited islands, which researchers suggest is directly linked to tourists feeding the reptiles.
Some people may have a hard time eating five servings of fruit a day, but primates, on the other hand, have not trouble at all, according to the most comprehensive study on primate eating habits ever preformed, which found that some monkeys consume five servings of fruit per hour and as many as 50 portions of fruit in a single day.
Newly discovered fossils in Mozambique reveal a previously unknown ancient animal that researchers have named Niassodon mfumukasi, or The Queen of Lake Niassa.
The whereabouts of a pod of wayward short-finned pilot whales is largely unknown after several dozen of the mammals were reported stranded in shallow water earlier this week, a NOAA official said Friday morning.
Researchers have discovered surprising similarities in proteins found in the genetic code of humans and great white sharks. The find is remarkable because the great white proteins are more similar those found in humans than in zebrafish, the quintessential fish model.
New research from the Shark Research Institute and the University of West Florida reports that sharks are able to comprehend body orientation and use that information to their advantage when on the hunt.
Some fish species, such as salmon, are known for returning to their birthplace to have young of their own. But a nearly two decade-long study in waters off the Bahamas reveals the behavior for the first time in sharks.
Madagascar's ring-tailed lemurs prefer to sleep in their own bed, according to the first study to uncover evidence of wild primates retiring to the same caves and crevices every night.
Rising ocean acidity could lead to some very anxious fish, according to a study published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B.