Despite efforts to combat its population decline, a newly developed network of acoustic detectors has confirmed that there is an alarming 34 percent per year decline of the endangered vaquita porpoise in Mexico. A study in the journal Conservation Biology has revealed this devastating statistic.
Giraffes are now at risk of extinction as their numbers reportedly dropped by 40 percent in the last 30 years. With all the attention on global warming and climate change, many were surprised to find giraffes slowly disappearing. Scientists believe that if their population declines further, giraffes will be vulnerable to extinction.
Researchers from the University of Delaware have discovered that migratory birds prefer to travel during the night. Should they still be flying by daybreak, the birds would immediately turn back and head for the nearest shore instead of continuing their journey. Using weather radar to examine the behavior of birds crossing the Great Lakes, the researchers were able to discover this unique behavioral pattern.
The Galápagos land iguana (Conolophus subcristatus) has been revealed play an important role in dispersing seeds and ensuring the survival of indigenous and introduced plants plant species on Fernandina Island.
In a shocking discovery of a lifetime, a Chinese paleontologist has discovered a fossilized tail of a rare baby feathered dinosaur in the most unlikely of places -- a marketplace in Myanmar.
In yet another battle against a possible loss of a species, nature seems to be at the losing end once more. This time, with one of the world’s most iconic animals, the giraffes of Africa.
The next 35 years is a very crucial stage in the survival of polar bears.
According to a recent study published on the journal Nature Communications last Dec. 6, 2016, the population of mosquitoes have increased almost ten-fold over the last 50 years especially in New York, New Jersey, and California.
Researchers from Stanford University have found a way to help explain how animals generate enough lift to fly and what this could mean for the way flying robots and drones are designed.
We are slowly going to a world where plant-based food and meatless meats are gaining ground with consumers for health and environmental reasons. However, it seems companies like Tyson Foods still have an ace up its sleeve.
A mythical sea blob, which has been first sighted more than a century ago, has finally been discovered by scientists in Monterey Bay. There are archives of recordings from various scientists from the early 1900s who described a tiny, orb-like creature found in the sea that looks similar to a small jellyfish. However, there had been no accompanying specimens for the findings, a reason for scientists to pass it off either as a mythical creature or a creature that has then been extinct.
Researchers from the Weizmann Institute of Science have discovered how urchins get the calcium they need to build hard shells and spines, possibly altering the way scientists view the process of biomineralization.
Different vertebrate species in the eastern United States have responded to the effects of climate change over the last 500,000 years differently.
A new study from the University of Pennsylvania reveals that tails of four-limbed animals and fish evolved separately and are two different structures. The new study breaks the long-held recapitulation theory.
Barred owls have been encroaching on the territory of Northern spotted Owls, pushing the already endangered species even further from increasing their population in the Pacific Northwest. Researchers from Michigan State University have developed a model to shed light on the current situation of the Northern spotted owls in relation to the invasion of the barred owls.