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Somewhere out there in the ocean, SpongeBob SquarePants has a teeny-tiny cousin and a humongous uncle.
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The decline numbers of birds around the word is an indication that governments are at fault for failing to keep promises to reduce damage to nature by 2010, an international report announced on Thursday.
Yale molecular and evolutionary biologists in collaboration with Department of Energy scientists produced the full genome sequence of Trichoplax, one of nature's most primitive multicellular organisms, providing a new insight into the evolution of all higher animals.
A student zookeeper was killed and nearly swallowed by a Burmese python in the Caracas, Venezuela, zoo, officials said. Workers at the zoo beat the 10-foot snake as it was trying to swallow the head of Erick Arrieta until the reptile released the victim, El Universal reported Tuesday.
Resembling a smudge more than an animal, a mysterious life form known as a placozoan has now joined other obscure and primitive creatures whose genomes are providing insight into how animals first arose more than 650 million years ago.
Climate change has shifted the boundaries of plant and animal habitats, with some birds in the United States extending their boundaries northward and trees moving farther up mountains, new studies show. Between 2000 and 2005, New York state's Department of Environmental Conservation had thousands of volunteers all over the state observe and report the birds they could identify, creating a Breeding Bird Atlas of the various species' breeding ranges. Researchers at the State...
The Society of Gynecological Oncologists has informed Farm Sanctuary, the nation's leading farm animal protection organization, that it has canceled a "Hands-On Pig Lab" that was to take place on August 7 in conjunction with a surgical conference after receiving hundreds of calls and emails from animal advocates.
The "flying" lemur of Malaysia is the champion of all gliding mammals. Researchers are discovering how these animals move with the help of a miniature backpack outfitted with accelerometers.
Leaving out bird seed in the cold winter months can benefit the adults and their young come breeding season, a new study finds, though ornithologists are divided on the big picture when it comes to feeding our feathered friends.
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...
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