Leatherback sea turtles, the largest reptiles in the world, are famous for their nomadic ways and open-ocean migratory nature. But researchers from Cornell have discovered a location along the Mozambique coast that houses what appears to be a permanent home for the leatherbacks.
Yellowstone National Park is expected to kill nearly 900 of its bison this winter, marking the largest cull since 2008. Although laws state that culls are needed to manage growing populations and protect Montana's livestock for infectious diseases bison may be carrying, conservationists argue this large-scale slaughter is unnecessary and brutal -- they have filed a lawsuit claiming that the public has a right to witness this year's controversial cull.
A monarch butterfly's wing patterns may ultimately provide clues as to where it was born. This could help researchers learn more about the iconic creatures' annual migration.
The federally endangered snail kite seeks out homes that similar to its birthplace, according to new study. But this puts the birds at an increased risk of predation.
Dolly Varden, an Alaskan trout species, are able to retire from migrating each year after growing big enough to store and utilize fat reserves. This is the only known species that partakes in such a retirement.
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.