Evidence Of Stegosaurus Fighting Style From Predatory

Evidence Of Stegosaurus Fighting Style From Predatory Allosaur Fossil

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Since we can’t see dinosaurs in action, we have to deduce their abilities based on fossil evidence. New evidence presented on Tuesday at the meeting of the Geological Society of America in...

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2014-10-30 23:03:18

A deadly disease wiping out salamanders in Europe will reach the U.S. through the international wildlife trade unless steps are taken to halt its spread, says University of Maryland amphibian expert Karen Lips, a co-author on a study of the disease which appears in the journal Science. (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 A deadly disease that is wiping out salamanders in parts of Europe will inevitably reach the U.S. through the international wildlife trade unless steps are taken to halt its spread,...

2014-10-26 03:00:54

Provided by Rebecca Scott and Maike Nicolai, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel Scientists follow hatchlings from Cape Verde with tiny acoustic transmitters With new nano-sized acoustic transmitters, scientists from GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, the Turtle Foundation and Queen Mary University of London were able to follow the pathways of loggerhead turtle hatchlings from Cape Verde. The tiny animals quickly swim through predator-rich coastal waters and...

Lethal Sea Turtle Tumors Linked To Pollution
2014-10-01 03:18:13

Duke University Pollution in urban and farm runoff in Hawaii is causing tumors in endangered sea turtles, a new study finds. The study, published Tuesday in the peer-reviewed open-access journal PeerJ, shows that nitrogen in the runoff ends up in algae that the turtles eat, promoting the formation of tumors on the animals' eyes, flippers and internal organs. Scientists at Duke University, the University of Hawaii and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)...

2014-09-28 23:00:07

Royal Resorts Sea Turtle Protection Program Exceeds 500,000 Releases In Mexico Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 The Royal Resorts’ sea turtle protection team is delighted to announce that 3,773 baby sea turtles have been rescued and released into the ocean so far this year. Earlier this summer, adult sea turtles emerged from the ocean to lay eggs on the sunny beaches of Cancun, Mexico. So far this year, there have been 193 nests with turtles laying 22,204 eggs on Royal...

2014-09-04 23:02:14

An article in the latest issue of Herpetologica discusses the results of a 3-year study that examined how salamanders use their microhabitat in order to predict their reaction to natural or human-based changes. (PRWEB) September 04, 2014 Herpetologica – To understand the behavioral patterns of all organisms co-existing together, we must examine our ecosystems, habitats, and even microhabitats. Even variation in climate change or human influence at small scales can ultimately have large...

2014-09-03 23:06:31

The Aquarium’s Sea Turtle Rescue Program Returns Three Sea Turtles into the Ocean Charleston, S.C. (PRWEB) September 03, 2014 Blu, Atalaya, and Trawler, three sea turtles rehabilitated by the South Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle Rescue Program, are ready once again for the open ocean. The release is scheduled to take place this Friday, September 5, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Folly Beach County Park and is being held in partnership with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources...

marine crocodilian
2014-08-23 03:00:34

Hannah Johnson, University of Bristol The ancestors of today's crocodiles colonized the seas during warm phases and became extinct during cold phases, according to a new Anglo-French study which establishes a link between marine crocodilian diversity and the evolution of sea temperature over a period of more than 140 million years. The research, led by Dr. Jeremy Martin from the Université de Lyon, France and formerly from the University of Bristol, UK is published this week in Nature...

Cretaceous Toothless Dragon Pterosaurs
2014-08-19 03:25:12

Pensoft Publishers A new study provides an exciting insight into the Late Cretaceous and the diversity and distribution of the toothless 'dragon' pterosaurs from the Azhdarchidae family. The research was published in the open access journal ZooKeys. The Azhdarchidan pterosaurs derive their name from the Persian word for dragon - Aždarha. Interestingly, this derived and rather successful group of pterosaurs included some of the largest known flying animals of all times, with a wingspan...

Giant South American river turtle adult
2014-08-17 05:48:32

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Giant South American River Turtles are capable of producing a variety of vocalizations in different behavioral situations, including while they are caring for their young, a team of US and Brazilian scientists report in a recent edition of the journal Herpetologica. The researchers have been studying the communication and social behavior of these creatures, which are known for their longevity and their protective shells, and have...

pterosaur Caiuajara dobruskii
2014-08-15 07:08:21

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers have discovered nearly 50 bones belonging to a new species of winged reptile with a bizarre head crest comparable to a butterfly or a yacht sail, various media outlets reported earlier this week. The new creature, identified as Caiuajara dobruskii, lived in southern Brazil during the Cretaceous period. The remains were discovered in a pterosaur bone bed from an interdunal lake deposit from an ancient desert, and it...

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Asiatic Grass Frog, Rana chensinensis
2014-10-29 12:37:54

The Asiatic Grass Frog (Rana chensinensis), known also as the Chinese Brown Frog, is a species of frog belonging to the Ranidae family. It can be found in China, Mongolia, possibly North Korea, and possibly Russia. Its natural habitats include temperate forests, rivers, intermittent rivers, swamps, freshwater lakes, freshwater marshes, intermittent freshwater marshes, arable land, irrigated land, and pastureland. It is threatened by loss of habitat. In China, it is hunted for use...

American Bullfrog, Rana catesbeiana
2014-10-29 12:35:03

The American Bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana), frequently simply known as the bullfrog in Canada and the United States, is an aquatic frog, a member of the Ranidae family, or “true frogs”. this species has traditionally been categorized as Rana catesbeiana, but there is some dispute as to whether Lithobates catesbeianus is a more correct name. This frog inhabits large and permanent bodies of water, such as swamps, ponds, and lakes, where it is normally found along the waters edge. The male...

Cascades Frog, Rana cascadae
2014-10-29 12:03:51

The Cascades Frog (Rana cascadae) is a species of frog belonging to the Ranidae family that is found in the western United States and possibly in Canada, mainly in the Cascade Range and Olympic Mountains. These frogs have a green to brown color on its back and a light yellow on its throat and belly. A range from a few to about 50 grey colored spots are featured on its back. Depending on the situation, the spots may change color form the lighter gray/brown color to a darker black spot. The...

Long-Legged Wood Frog, Rana macrocnemis
2014-10-29 11:23:16

The Long-Legged Wood Frog (Rana macrocnemis), known also as the Caucasus Frog or the Uludag Frog, is a species of frog belonging to the Ranidae family. It can be found in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Iran, Georgia, Turkey, and Turkmenistan. Its natural habitats include boreal forests, temperate forests, temperate shrubland, tropical or subtropical dry shrubland, temperate grassland, rivers and intermittent rivers, swamps, freshwater lakes, intermittent freshwater lakes, freshwater marshes,...

Asian Common Toad, Duttaphrynus melanostictus
2014-09-16 16:12:49

The Asian Common Toad, Duttaphrynus Melanostictus, is most likely a compound of more than one toad species that’s widely distributed in South Asia. This toad is commonly called the Asian Common Toad, Asian Toad, Black-spectacled Toad, Common Sunda Toad and the Japanese Toad. This species has the potential to grow to about 8 inches long. The species breeds during the monsoons and the tadpoles are a black color. The young toads may be seen in large numbers after the monsoons. The top of...

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