Rabbitfish have exceeded researchers expectations in terms of their ability to cooperate. A new study shows that theythey use a cooperative feeding strategy where one stands guard for protection while another is feeding.
Researchers collected small chum salmon from Elliot Bay and restored beaches along the coast of Seattle in order to better understand how urbanized shorelines affect salmon eating habits. It turns out restored beaches provide the young fish with a buffet of small crustaceans that help them survive and grow into adulthood.
During the winter monthsong, songbirds routinely eat from bird feeders that remain a vital food source, but such good-will gestures have been linked recently to a widespreading avian eye disease that is often fatal.
Antarctic fur seal pups listen for their certain qualities in their mother's vocal signature in order to correctly identify them in dense colonies.
Baleen whales are indisputably huge creatures and rorqual whales are the largest group of them all, weighing up to a stunning 180 metric tons. Even the smallest of this group, the northern minke whale, can weigh a whopping 9.9 short tons. Being so big, it's not a stretch to assume their biology might be a little different than our own, and now a new study has proven it so. Rorqual whales, it seems, have unique nerve tissue that is just as thick and stretchy as your run-of-the-mill bungee cord.