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'Inhabitants Of Madrid' Ate Elephants’ Meat And Bone Marrow 80,000 Years Ago
2012-04-24 08:32:40

Humans that populated the banks of the river Manzanares (Madrid, Spain) during the Middle Palaeolithic (between 127,000 and 40,000 years ago) fed themselves on pachyderm meat and bone marrow. This is what a Spanish study shows and has found percussion and cut marks on elephant remains in the site of Preresa (Madrid). In prehistoric times, hunting animals implied a risk and required a considerable amount of energy. Therefore, when the people of the Middle Palaeolithic (between 127,000 and...

2012-04-02 23:02:26

Underground Elephant donates over 100 computers and accessories to a local non-profit homeless shelter. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) April 02, 2012 Underground Elephant, the leader in performance-based lead generation, announced today that the company donated over one hundred pieces of technical equipment to the San Diego Rescue Mission. Proceeds from the donated items will directly support the organization´s philanthropic outreach programs. “It´s a great feeling knowing that...

2012-03-26 09:30:50

From miniature elephants to monster mice, and even Hobbit-sized humans, size changes in island animals are well-known to science. Biologists have long believed that large animals evolving on islands tend to get smaller, while small animals tend to get bigger, a generalization they call "the island rule." A new study by researchers at Duke University and the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center in Durham, NC puts that old idea to the test in island and mainland rodents. "Some of the...

2012-02-23 10:16:57

Stress is known to lead to short-term escape behavior, and new research on elephants in South Africa shows that it can also cause long-term escape behavior, affecting the extent that elephants use their habitat. The work is published Feb. 22 in the open access journal PLoS ONE. The researchers, led by David Jachowski of the University of Missouri, measured levels of FGM (fecal glucocorticoid metabolite), a proxy of physiological stress, and land use patterns for three different elephant...

Ancient Footprints Give Evidence Of Prehistoric Elephant Social Structure
2012-02-22 13:59:30

An international team of researchers has found the oldest known evidence of how elephant ancestors interacted socially. Researchers from Germany, France, the U.S. and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) analyzed seven-million-year-old footprints discovered at the Mleisa 1 site in UAE The site features long trackways of a single herd of at least 13 elephant individuals that walked through mud and left footprints that hardened. They analyzed the trackway stride lengths to reveal that the...

Elephant Seals Forced To Dive Deeper Due To Ocean Warming
2012-02-10 04:47:00

Global warming is having an effect on the dive behavior and search for food of southern elephant seals. Researchers from the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in the Helmholtz Association cooperating in a joint study with biologists and oceanographers from the Universities of Pretoria and Cape Town have discovered that the seals dive deeper for food when in warmer water. The scientists attribute this behavior to the migration of prey to greater depths and now wish to...


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2005-06-02 11:31:58

The Northern Elephant Seal (Mirounga angustirostris) is one of two species of elephant seal (the other is the Southern Elephant Seal). It is a member of the Phocidae ("true seals") family. Elephant seals get their name from their great size (the Southern Elephant Seal is the larger of the two species) and the fact that the adult males have a large proboscis, which is used in making extraordinarily loud roaring noises, especially during the mating season. There is a great sexual dimorphism...

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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.