Three adult piping plovers nested along New York's Lake Ontario shoreline for the first time in over 30 years. Among the birds was a breeding pair that successfully fledged a single chick – a promising step in the recovery of the endangered bird's Great Lakes population.
Asian tiger mosquitoes prefer to lay their eggs near flowers, suggesting we could lure these pests into traps using certain flower fragrances. This could help control the spread of mosquito-transmitted disease.
New computer models suggest over 320,000 juvenile sea turtles from populations throughout the Atlantic Ocean were largely impacted by the 87-day oil spill in the northern Gulf of Mexico.
A 50-year study recently revealed that southern giant petrel seabirds living on the Antarctic island of Signy have experienced substantial population declines and reduced breeding success.
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.
A study of the porosity of ancient archosaur eggshells is tipping scientists off about the kinds of nests they once called home.
Warmer climates are yielding more female hatchlings, researchers explain in a new study. This could have serious impacts on the survival of struggling loggerhead sea turtle populations in Florida.
A new study suggests that Northern Gannets fly higher than thought during breeding season when they have to travel long distances for food and that 12 times as many of these birds than previously surmised could be killed by wind turbine blades.
Earlier this month Costa Rican beaches within the Ostional Wildlife Refuge in Guanacaste saw picture-perfect conditions, leading to a great host of olive ridley sea turtles to come ashore to lay their eggs. Unfortunately, a great beach day also attracted tourists and locals alike, many of whom wound up disrupting this crucial nesting time.
Researchers found that the presence of hawks keeps Mexican jays away from black-chinned hummingbirds' nests. The small hummingbirds fly under the hawks' radar, while the jays have to fly higher to avoid being eaten.
Green sea turtles are considered to be endangered worldwide. However, researchers from the University of Central Florida have counted a record-breaking number of nests, which suggests the species might be recovering.