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.
Crocodiles and fishermen don't have much in common, but new research suggests that they both share the use of lures when looking to make a catch.
Ten short-finned pilot whales are dead after a pod of 51 of the mammals swam into shallow water in a remote region of Everglades National Park in southern Florida, and the outlook is grim for the rest of the pod, as difficult marine terrain may make it impossible for them to get out.
Four whales have died and dozens more are stranded in shallow waters on the coast of Florida's Everglades National Park.
A new genetic study of humpback whale populations in the North Pacific Ocean suggests that there are five distinct populations in the region. The find comes at the same time as an Endangered Species Act proposal that seeks to designate the region's humpback whales as a single "distinct population segment."
Representatives from 43 nations are meeting in Carins, Australia this week to discuss the future of key tuna stocks and the regulations regarding commercial fishing done by nations eager to have sushi bars and supermarkets filled full of fish.