Quantcast

Latest Taxonomy Stories

2014-10-15 23:10:20

Culturing a fresh, healthy, sustainable shrimp in the US has been challenging the seafood industry for many years. Now Sun Shrimp answer many of the toughest challenges facing US seafood supply today. Southwest Florida (PRWEB) October 15, 2014 Americans love shrimp, making it the number one consumed seafood for the past 10 years. Unfortunately, the domestic shrimp industry only supplies 12% of the demand. 88% of shrimp has to be imported from third world countries. Imported shrimp have...

crown-of-thorns sea star
2014-10-02 03:00:06

Kathryn Sabella, Smithsonian Coral reefs face a suite of perilous threats in today’s ocean. From overfishing and pollution to coastal development and climate change, fragile coral ecosystems are disappearing at unprecedented rates around the world. Despite this trend, some species of corals surrounding the island of Moorea in French Polynesia have a natural protector in their tropical environment: coral guard-crabs. New research from the National Museum of Natural History’s Smithsonian...

robot ocotpus
2014-09-26 06:42:47

John Hopton for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Studying the movements of creatures in the natural world is very useful to robotics as the latest version of a robotic octopus from Greece shows. But real octopodes could also learn from their robotic cousin, which uses its octopus-inspired anatomy to propel itself in new ways. Researchers at the Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH) in Greece have been working on octopus robots for quite a while, but recently improved...

2014-09-22 23:01:55

Pearl's Premium Ultra Low Maintenance Lawn Seed announced a major scientific breakthrough in drought tolerant grass seed this week with the release of their Pearl's Premium, 3rd generation grass seed. Boston, MA (PRWEB) September 22, 2014 Pearl's Premium Ultra Low Maintenance Lawn Seed announced a major scientific breakthrough in drought tolerant grass seed this week with the release of their Pearl's Premium, 3rd generation grass seed. The announcement coincides with the...

2014-09-18 12:26:04

Annual Global Initiative Runs October 1-31 in a call for Harmony for Humanity LOS ANGELES, Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Internationally renowned artists Steve Aoki and Pink Martini have joined the Honorary Committee for the 13(th) Annual Daniel Pearl World Music Days, a global network of performances organized by the Daniel Pearl Foundation. Steve Aoki is a Grammy-nominated musician, producer and founder of Dim Mak Records. His remixes and collaborations with artists such as...

monk parakeets
2014-09-18 03:00:18

Catherine Crawley, National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis New Study Elucidates the Social World of Parrots Science has learned a great deal about complex social behavior by studying nonhuman mammals and primates, but parrots might have something to teach too. With their unusually large brains relative to their body size and advanced cognition, parrots live in a complex social environment - not merely in a large population of cooperating creatures, such as bees...

Research Reveals Secrets Of Animal Weapons
2014-09-15 03:51:57

[ Watch The Video: UM Research Reveals Secrets Of Animal Weapons ] University of Montana From antlers to horns, humans have long been fascinated by animals’ ability to defend themselves with their natural-born weapons. But until now, no studies have directly tested whether those weapons perform better at the animals’ own style of fighting than they would using the fighting style of another species. Researchers at the University of Montana recently discovered each species’...

vulture
2014-09-12 03:00:04

Thomas Deane, Trinity College Dublin Zoologists from the School of Natural Sciences at Trinity College Dublin have discovered how endangered vultures find their food, which will have important applications for their conservation. It turns out the iconic birds, which look like they belong in a former world dominated by dinosaurs, use social cues from birds of prey to locate food before swooping down in large groups to steal the freshest of ‘ready meals’. The zoologists used a...

2014-09-09 12:22:59

STW will purchase 100% of Black Pearl, an oilfield services company that provides liners and evaporation covers for fresh water and produced water frac ponds MIDLAND, Texas, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- STW Resources Holding Corp. (OTC QB: STWS) announced today its planned acquisition of a locally owned Midland based company, Black Pearl Energy, LLC ("Black Pearl") that installs liners and has introduced floating evaporation covers for fresh water frac pits to the oil industry....

2014-09-04 23:10:39

Trusted partner of leading XBRL toolset providers, Vizor Software offers financial regulators a powerful set of features to simplify and strengthen regulation systems, resulting in an end to end supervisory solution. Dublin, Ireland (PRWEB) September 04, 2014 Vizor, the leading global provider of financial regulation technology, today announced research results based on data accumulated through their vast, hands-on experience working on complex XBRL integration projects with top financial...


Latest Taxonomy Reference Libraries

Vernal Pool Fairy Shrimp
2014-10-07 10:46:13

The vernal pool fairy shrimp (Branchinecta lynchi) is a species of crustacean that can be found in freshwater vernal pools in the states of Oregon and California in the United States. In Oregon, it has been found in the Agate Desert and on the Upper and Lower Table Rocks, while in California this species can be found in thirty-two locations. It resides in vernal, or temporary, pools that hold a temperature between 43 °F and 68 °F. The vernal pool fairy shrimp varies in size between 0.43...

Tanna Ground Dove, Gallicolumba ferruginea
2014-09-10 10:54:56

The Tanna Ground Dove (Gallicolumba ferruginea), known also as Forster’s Dove of Tanna, is an extinct dove species. The taxonomic affiliation is not certain but at its first scientific discussion by Johann Georg Wagler in 1829, it was classified into the genus Gallicolumba; its closest relative is most likely the Santa Cruz Ground Dove. It was native to the Pacific Island of Tanna, Vanuatu. Forster records a native name mahk, nearly certainly from the Kwamera language. The taxonomic...

Liverpool Pigeon, Caloenas maculata
2014-09-10 10:48:08

The Liverpool Pigeon or the Spotted Green Pigeon (Caloenas maculata) is a presumed extinct pigeon species of unknown provenance. Currently, it is only known from a single specimen reposited in the World Museum of the National Museums Liverpool; this specimen is presumed to have been collected from French Polynesia sometime between 1783 and 1823. The Liverpool Pigeon was initially mentioned in the work A General Synopsis of Birds by John Latham and scientifically named by Johann Friedrich...

Crab Spiders, Thomisidae
2014-06-19 08:13:57

Thomisidae is a family that holds around two thousand species of crab spiders that can be found throughout the world. Although the name crab spider has been used to refer to a large number of species, it is most often used to refer to members of this family, especially the flower crab spider. Many members of this family have flat bodies that resemble those of crabs and others hold their two front legs in positions that crabs are known for or move in sideways motions as crabs do. Although...

Frosted Flatwoods Salamander, Ambystoma cingulatum
2014-05-26 09:02:44

The frosted flatwoods salamander (Ambystoma cingulatum) is a species of mole salamander that can be found in southeastern coastal areas of the United States. Its range includes northern areas of Florida and southern areas of Georgia and South Carolina. It prefers to reside in pine savannas and wet pine flatwoods. This species is small, reaching an average body length between 3.5 and 5.3 inches and has a small head and body with short legs and a long, smooth tail. It is typically brown to...

More Articles (139 articles) »
Word of the Day
conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin