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Less Diversity Found In Bird Species Of 125M Years Ago
2014-05-28 11:10:57

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While the typical American wetland hosts a range of birds with different physiologies and behaviors, bird diversity in prehistoric times was significantly lower, according to a new study published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B. "There were no swans, no swallows, no herons, nothing like that. They were pretty much all between a sparrow and a crow," said study author Jonathan Mitchell, an evolutionary biologist at the...

2014-04-21 12:26:50

RICHMOND, Va., April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Hoarding is a symptom that is caused by a number of different factors, which can result in detrimental effects on an individual's health and well-being. In most cases individuals hoard possessions that many of us consider junk or trash that do not have any value to what we see it as. However, in extreme cases people start to hoard living creatures which many people call animal hoarding. The focus that we are going to concern...

Swimming Birds Evolved Rudder-like Tail To Dive For Food
2014-02-27 15:43:42

PLOS The convergent evolution of tail shapes in diving birds may be driven by foraging style, according to a paper published in PLOS ONE on February 26, 2014 by Ryan Felice and Patrick O'Connor from Ohio University. Birds use their wings and specialized tail to maneuver through the air while flying. It turns out that the purpose of a bird's tail may have also aided in their diversification by allowing them to use a greater variety of foraging strategies. To better understand the...

Active Nightlife Of Birds Driven By Desire To Reproduce
2014-01-23 10:04:09

University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences For a non-nocturnal bird, the yellow-breasted chat spends a significant amount of time visiting other birds' territories during the night. A University of Illinois researcher who was studying birds' movement during the day noticed that males were active almost every night, while the females were active at night but particularly during the window of time when they were fertile. "We were studying the...

2014-01-15 23:00:53

Bird-B-Gone Inc.’s Bird-B-Gone University was recently audited for review and approval by the Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR). Bird-B-Gone received excellent remarks from the DPR as a four hour Continuing Education (CE) credit in Bird Control training. Irvine, California (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 Bird-B-Gone University, a bird control training course offered by Bird-B-Gone, was recently audited by the Department of Pesticide Regulation. The course covers many things commercial...

2013-12-26 23:19:54

Animal hoarding continues to be a pressing issue as more and more accounts surface weekly across the United States. Address Our Mess, an industry leader in hoarding and clutter cleanup, has dedicated the latest episode of their ground breaking video series to the challenges of animal hoarding and the methods hoarders and helpers can use to overcome the mental condition. Mount Laurel, NJ (PRWEB) December 26, 2013 New animal hoarding cases surface on an almost daily basis. Dogs, cats,...

2013-11-19 23:34:00

Address Our Mess highlights prime examples of hoarding, the telltale signs of its invisible stronghold on a person’s quality of living, and the methods friends and families can use to help them recover. The Hoarding Condition affects millions of people across the United States, hindering the lives of neighbors, friends, and family members. Mount Laurel, New Jersey (PRWEB) November 19, 2013 It is no surprise that the hoarding condition can cause embarrassment and social anxieties in...

2013-10-29 23:31:14

Address Our Mess case managers have developed the Levels of Hoarding Chart which is designed to move hoarders and their helpers into action before their conditions become life-threatening. Cases of reported deaths associated with hoarded homes in the US are on the rise according to Address Our Mess, a leading authority on hoarders and the deep cleaning process. Mount Laurel, New Jersey (PRWEB) October 29, 2013 Address Our Mess deep cleaning service locations across the US have seen a...

Shy Male Birds Likely To Flock Together And Have Fewer Friends
2013-09-18 12:11:31

University of Oxford Male birds that exhibit 'shy' social behavior are much more likely to join flocks of birds with a similar personality than their 'bold' male counterparts, a new study has found. But shy birds also have fewer social partners than bold birds. The research, carried out by scientists from Oxford University and the Australian National University, used a new way of analyzing the social networks that link individual animals to each other – a kind of 'Facebook for birds'...

2013-09-12 23:28:59

Hoarding experts Address Our Mess have experienced a steady increase in cases involving animals within the last several months. Specialists have dedicated their latest publication to raising awareness about animal hoarding by highlighting health hazards, environmental dangers, and how to get help. Mount Laurel, NJ (PRWEB) September 12, 2013 One of the most difficult aspects about dealing with the hoarding condition is admitting harm is done to all those who are touched by it in one way...


Latest Animals Reference Libraries

Paralvinella sulfincola
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Paralvinella sulfincola is a species of worm in the Alvinellidae family. It lives among undersea hot-water vents, thriving in the hottest of waters, at temperatures that would kill most animals. This characteristic makes it an extremophile or hyperthermophile. Having the unique ability to withstand extremely hot water from hydrothermal openings enables this stalk-like worm to feed on bacteria that other animals cannot reach. It is difficult to know exactly what temperatures this species...

Giant Feather Duster Worm, Eudistylia polymorpha
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Giant Feather Duster Worm (Eudistylia polymorpha) is a species of marine polychaete worm of the Sabellidae family. Its range extends along the western coast of North America, from Alaska to California. It is most commonly found in the intertidal zone in tide pools and in the neritic (coastal) zone at depths up to 1,375 feet. It is often found in groups along rocks, reefs, pilings, wharves and marinas. Its common name comes from the crown of tentacles extended when the animal is under...

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snash
  • To talk saucily.
  • Insolent, opprobrious language; impertinent abuse.
This word is Scots in origin and probably imitative.