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black angus
2015-02-10 09:55:23

Dr. James West, Vanderbilt University associate professor of medicine and chief science officer of Climate Adaptive Genetics, has developed a new hybrid of Angus cattle that he believes could meet the rising demand for beef production. Plugging in genes from Silver Galloway and Senepol cattles into Angus semen, West will create the first-ever white Angus, a breed that will not only be heat tolerant, but allow farmers to double their current production of beef.

black angus
2015-02-10 09:47:32

Researcher James West believes the answer to growing food shortage concerns lies in giving Black Angus cattle something they've never had before: a white coat.

2015-02-09 23:00:45

Six Sea Turtles Set to Return to the Atlantic Ocean February 10 Charleston, S.C.

2015-02-06 23:02:20

The public is invited to attend this engaging evening and learn how poaching and illegal trading of the snow leopard’s exquisite fur and highly valued body parts are putting the animal in significant

condom robot
2015-02-07 10:50:40

It may look like a swimming condom, but this new octopus-inspired robot achieves propulsion and acceleration never before seen in man-made underwater vehicles. Mimicking the way in which octopuses propel themselves away from predators, the robot provides a great opportunity to improve underwater technology.

2015-02-06 12:22:44

Maddie's Fund founders Dave & Cheryl Duffield and president Rich Avanzino honored for their efforts to save all nation's healthy and treatable pets PLEASANTON, Calif., Feb.

2015-02-06 12:20:54

Tickets still available for special event at Mar-a-Lago Club honoring four courageous military dog teams, featuring special guests country music legend Naomi Judd, America's Veterinarian Dr.

488651975
2015-02-06 00:00:00

No bird-brains here! A new study shows that pigeons and human children learn similarly.

mystery sea killing
2015-02-06 10:19:05

When research biologist Brittany Hancock-Hanser came upon the scene of a killer whale attack, the only thing she found left of the victim was a heart, some lungs and a bunch of oil. It was a classic case of "Who Bit the Dust?"


Latest Zoology Reference Libraries

Poli's Stellate Barnacle
2014-12-10 12:25:57

Poli’s stellate barnacle (Chthamalus stellatus) is a species of acorn barnacle that can be found in Southern Europe, South West England, and Ireland attached to rocky shorelines. It prefers to reside in warmer waters in areas that are less protected than bays, where it will attach itself to rocks and other hard materials. Poli’s stellate barnacle is typically cone shaped but can be shaped like a tube when living in large colonies and reaches a size of up to .55 inches. It is covered by...

Laysan Rail, Porzana palmeri
2014-12-09 12:15:35

The Laysan Rail or Laysan Crake (Porzana palmeri) was a flightless bird native to the Northwest Hawaiian Island of Laysan. This small island was, and still is, an important seabird colony, and sustained numerous native species, including the rail. It became extinct because of habitat loss and by domestic rabbits, and eventually, World War II. Its scientific name is in honor of Henry Palmer, who collected in the Hawaiian Islands for Walter Rothschild. It was a rather small bird, measuring...

Reunion Swamphen, Porphyrio coerulescens
2014-12-09 11:13:20

The Reunion Swamphen (Porphyrio coerulescens), known also as the Reunion Gallinule or Oiseau bleu, is a hypothetical species of extinct rail from Reunion, Mascarensis until now only known from report from travelers. It is rather certain that such a bird once was present on the island. Six reports confirm its existence, and the genus Porphyrio is known as a colonizer of oceanic islands, having evolved into many local endemic species, of which only the Takahe is still found to be living...

Diablito, Oophaga Sylvatica
2014-11-18 13:51:52

The Diablito, Oophaga Sylvatica, is a species of frog belonging to the Dendrobatidae family. It’s located in Colombia and Ecuador. The natural habitat is tropical and subtropical moist lowland forests. It’s threatened by habitat loss. It is listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List although this species is still relatively widely distributed. It has declined seriously within Ecuador and its overall status is of concern. It is about 0.5 to 0. Inches long and weighs about 1 to...

Wood Frog, Rana sylvatica
2014-11-18 13:48:48

The Wood Frog (Rana sylvatica) has a broad distribution over North America, stretching from the southern Appalachians to the boreal forest with several notable disjunct populations including lowland eastern North Carolina. This frog has garnered attention by biologist over the last century due to its freeze tolerance, relatively great degree of terrestrialism, interesting habitat associations, and relatively long-range movements. The wood frog is the state amphibian of New York. Similar to...

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Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.