It's no secret that greenhouse gas levels across the globe are approaching worrying levels, trapping heat and warming our seas. Marine habitats full of vegetation are some of the best 'carbon-sinks' out there, naturally mitigating greenhouse gas emissions. New research has found however, that if ocean predators decline, so will these essential seagrass beds, salt marshes, and mangroves.
Fish extend their jaws to decrease the distance between them and their prey. This evolutionary feeding advantage is known as jaw protrusion.
Climate change could warm ocean water temperatures to the point where king crabs could migrate to shallower Antarctica waters, drastically altering marine fauna along the continental shelf and causing widespread reduction in biodiversity.
The mantis shrimp is undoubtedly one of the most incredible creatures you will find scuttling across the ocean floor. Colored in more stunning hues than the human eye can see and armed with fatal striking arms, this predator is as deadly as it is beautiful. Now researchers have determined that it's also prudent, purposely striking only protected parts of their neighbor's shells when battling for territory.
Lizards use bright colors to attract mates but this also makes their camouflage less effective, making them visible to predators, report researchers from the University of Cambridge.
Australia, which is already home to a preponderance of the world's venomous snakes, is the home of a new species of Death Adder named the Kimberley death adder that uses it's tail to lure its prey.
Eurasian cuckoos, one of which is pictured here, are invading North America. Climate change has taken its toll on the Bering Strait's landscapes, which has made it easy for these birds to migrate to new lands. However, this could cause drastic declines of native bird populations.
Researchers from Dartmouth College studied Arctic mosquitoes in western Greenland in order to better understand the impact climate change has on their growth, development and ability to escape predation.
Migrating birds need to take the occasional break during their long migrations. Researchers recently examined how they choose where to rest. Surprisingly, it isn't at a food court on the Delaware-Maryland border.
Anyone familiar with bats knows that the term "blind as a bad" actually translates to "not blind at all." Not only do these animals have perfectly functioning eyes, but they also have the help of sonar in failing light. Now researchers have found a way to show what bats "see" with that echolocation, and the results have revealed some impressive findings.
Much like people living in packed cities, it may be now that animals of prey in Africa have a smaller number of offspring when living in crowded conditions. Turns out, this is affecting lions and other predators.
Researchers recently discovered an ancient sea predator in a fossil-rich site in Iowa. They named the new species after a Greek warship.
Archerfish, use water gun! In the fictional world of Pokémon, the popular children's cartoon and video game series, various collectable monsters are capable of firing pressurized water at one another to do battle. In the real world, you're unlikely to encounter such a fanciful ability, but that doesn't mean it doesn't exist.
Threatened species the greater sage-grouse were found to avoid going near power lines or transmission towers in Washington state study groups. This limits habitats co-mingling.