Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs, also known as drones) are rapidly finding a place in ecological research. In a new study from The Auk: Ornithological Advances, researchers from Gettysburg College test this technology for monitoring songbird
Eating plastic debris is a major problem for hundreds of species of marine animals, from tiny zooplankton to giant baleen whales. But very little is known about how so many animals mistake plastic for their
Hawaiian crows (Corvus hawaiiensis) use tools when foraging for food, finds an international team of scientists and conservationists. These birds, also known as ‘Alalā, rival New Caledonian crows in their proficiency and dexterity with tools.
When you think of alligators the word friendly isn’t usually at the top of the list of descriptors, but for alligators in the Florida Everglades it’s worth it to cozy up to a colony of
The above image is by Daniel Piraino (creative commons license) By Lauren Alleman & Sasha Wright We are in an extinction crisis. Global loss of biodiversity is nearly 4 orders of magnitude greater than at any