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Robert Meredith, an assistant professor of biology and molecular biology at Montclair State University, is a lead author of “Evidence for Tooth Loss and the Acquisition of a Horny Beak in the
Warmer North American winters, as seen now in Winter 2014, have allowed some species of birds to move north.
The distribution of birds in the United States today will probably look very different in 60 years as a result of climate, land use and land cover changes.
Bird populations across Europe have experienced sharp declines over the past 30 years, with the majority of losses from the most common species
When dealing with animal hoarding it is often a difficult topic to discuss.
Problems with hoarding are an issue in a whole host of different scenarios that need to be looked into.
An international team of scientists has identified the what they call "an exquisitely preserved" brain in the fossil of a group of animals known as anomalocaridids, or "abnormal shrimp."
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.
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
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.
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...
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...
- A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.