Researchers draw inspiration from otters and beavers to develop new wetsuits.
Beavers help other wildlife by replenishing dead wood, a vital food and shelter resource.
Beaver dams are helping restore natural ecosystems throughout the U.S. Essentially, a beaver dam blocks off water in one section of the stream, which then creates a pond or lake. Using this, researchers may have found a way to remove excess nitrogen from local estuaries.
A new beaver species that lived 28 million years ago has recently been discovered from fossils in eastern Oregon, and remarkably it may be related to the modern beaver, new research says.
Even without brushing their teeth or drinking fluoridated water, beavers have remarkably strong teeth good for gnawing on wood. A new study shows that their tough teeth are all thanks to a key component built into their chemical structure, and it's iron.