Red-bellied pacu (Piaractus brachypomus) is a popular aquarium fish imported from South America that has human-like teeth.
A suspicious number of young starlings have drowned recently in Europe. While researchers are still unsure why groups of juvenile birds have been drowning, they believe they have some ways to help the inexperienced wild animals access water safely.
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.
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.
Yale researchers discovered more female green frogs are being born in suburban ponds. They recently linked this unbalanced sex ratio to common lawn plants, such as clover.
In addition to the raging wildfires, the Pacific Northwest lowlands are experiencing devastation in mountain pond habitats as a result of climate change. According to recent forecast models, this just may be new norm that amphibians have to get used to.
New research has revealed that the Arctic is losing its ponds, with the important habitats shrinking more every day. This may seem like a strange revelation for some, as past research has revealed that the Arctic continues to melt in the wake of climate change. Wouldn't more melt water mean more ponds? Now, a pair of researchers explain what's really going on.