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What Is The Mystery Behind Starling Flocks?
2014-07-22 03:30:31

University of Warwick The mystery behind the movements of flocking starlings could be explained by the areas of light and dark created as they fly, new research suggests. The research, conducted by the University of Warwick and published in the journal PNAS, found that flocking starlings aim to maintain an optimum density at which they can gather data on their surroundings. This occurs when they can see light through the flock at many angles, a state known as marginal opacity. The...

2014-07-22 08:23:43

- Chemical treatment less costly than removal, protects even large ash trees with high density of EAB CHICAGO, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a little more than 10 years EAB has killed in excess of 100 million ash trees throughout the Midwest, with a high percentage of those from urban areas. The presence of the lethal beetle threatens ash in the eastern half of the United States and has now spread west of the Mississippi into Missouri, Iowa and Minnesota. A new report by entomologists...

2014-07-20 23:01:02

The Europe Aquafeed Market report defines and segments the aquafeed market in Europe with analysis and forecast of revenue. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market/europe-aquafeed-3696590504.html (PRWEB) July 20, 2014 The Europe Aquafeed Market report defines and segments the aquafeed market in Europe with analysis and forecast of revenue. This market is estimated to grow from around $6,384.9 million in 2013 to $11,202.3 million by 2018, at a CAGR of 11.9% from 2013 to 2018. Browse...

birdsong decoded
2014-07-20 09:50:04

Queen Mary, University of London Scientists from Queen Mary University of London have found a successful way of identifying bird sounds from large audio collections, which could be useful for expert and amateur bird-watchers alike. The analysis used recordings of individual birds and of dawn choruses to identify characteristics of bird sounds. It took advantage of large datasets of sound recordings provided by the British Library Sound Archive, and online sources such as the Dutch...

duck migration wetlands
2014-07-20 09:41:37

Jerett Rion, University of Missouri During the 2011 and 2012 migration seasons, University of Missouri researchers monitored mallard ducks with new remote satellite tracking technology, marking the first time ducks have been tracked closely during the entirety of their migration from Canada to the American Midwest and back. The research revealed that mallards use public and private wetland conservation areas extensively as they travel hundreds of miles across the continent. Dylan Kesler,...

2014-07-18 23:04:33

Latest release of Panda Cloud Office Protection (PCOP) includes improved reporting, with more visible and intuitive information about detections, arranged by threat level. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) July 18, 2014 Panda Security, The Cloud Security Company, has announced major improvements in the new version 7.0 of Panda Cloud Office Protection (PCOP). Since its initial launch, many companies have been able to enjoy the best possible cloud-based protection in a simple, agile and effective...

2014-07-18 16:24:43

Extraordinary Rescue Cats use Celebrity Stardom to Help Donate 30,000 pounds of Litter to Cats in Need MUSCATINE, Iowa, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- World's Best Cat Litter(TM) has partnered with three extraordinary cats to help them do extraordinary things for shelter cats during the latest round of the GiveLitter(TM) charity, which allows online cat lovers to donate 30,000 pounds of litter to shelter cats in need. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140718/128617 Famous cats Spangles,...

2014-07-17 23:12:26

As a species, turtles have been considered to be both silent and deaf, only making simple noises during nesting. However, recent evidence has shown that 47 different turtle species are using sounds to communicate for both reproductive benefits and social interactions Lawrence, KS (PRWEB) July 17, 2014 Chelonian Conservation and Biology – As a species, turtles have been considered to be both silent and deaf, only making simple noises during nesting. However, recent evidence has shown...

2014-07-17 16:22:26

New SCI Report Shows Animal Rights Hypocrites Stiff Elephants, African Communities WASHINGTON, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today Safari Club International (SCI) exposed the hypocrisy of five animal rights groups in a new report. The report, "A Stampede of Hypocrisy: How Animal Rights Activists Poach Elephant Donations," counters the high-profile propaganda campaign against the sustainable and highly regulated hunting of African elephants, which activists use to push...

2014-07-17 12:29:24

KEEGO HARBOR, Mich., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Enhancement Products, an innovative Michigan-based biotech firm, is pleased to announce that its primary lender has increased the company's credit facility to $6 million, making $1 million available immediately to expedite both canine and bovine validation studies currently underway in the United States and Canada. "This new infusion of capital funding will allow us to expedite the promising work in a broader set of studies...


Latest Zoology Reference Libraries

Arapawa Sheep
2014-09-16 10:49:57

The Arapawa sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that is typically only found on Arapawa Island in New Zealand. It is thought that this breed has been isolated on the island since 1867 and although there are many theories regarding its origin, it is most widely accepted that it is a descendant Merino strains from Australia. Because the Arapawa sheep has lived in an area with harsh terrain for so long, it often looks hunched over in appearance, carrying its tail and head in a downward...

Ancon Sheep
2014-09-16 09:59:30

The Ancon sheep, also known as the otter sheep or Ancon, is a group of domestic sheep that were developed from a single lamb in Massachusetts in 1791. Although the name “Ancon” was given to this breed, it has also been used to refer to similar breeds including stock from Texas established in 1962 and Norwegian stock that was established in 1919. The phenotype that causes the mutations that are characteristic of the Ancon and other similar breeds has occurred naturally at least four times,...

Alpines Steinschaf
2014-09-16 09:26:07

The Alpines Steinschaf is a breed of domestic sheep that is located in the Southern Alps of Germany and Eastern Alps of Austria. This breed is one of four in the Steinschaf group, which is thought to be derived from the Zaupelschaf type which lived during the medieval period or the Torschaf, which is older than the Zaupelschaf. This most likely makes the Alpines Steinschaf the oldest breed of sheep in the eastern Alps. By the beginning of the twentieth century, the Alpines Stinschaf could...

Afrikaner Sheep
2014-09-16 09:18:15

The Afrikaner sheep, also known as the cape fat tail, is a breed of domestic sheep that is native to South Africa. It is one of the oldest sheep breeds in that area and is a descendant of sheep brought from the Khoikhoin people in the Middle East. There are two types of this breed, known as the Namaqua Afrikaner and the Ronderib Afrikaner, and it is thought that the Ronderib type was the first type of sheep to be introduced into Australia. The Afrikaner sheep is a hardy breed and is known...

Kihansi Spray Toad, Nectophrynoides Asperginis
2014-09-15 16:37:21

The Kihansi Spray Toad, Nectophrynoides Asperginis, is a yellowish colored dwarf toad. The females can reach up to 1.1 inches long and the males can reach up to .75 inches long. This ovoviviparous species was described scientifically in the year 1999. It was found only in the spray zone around the Kihansi waterfalls in the southern Udzungwa Mountains located in Tanzania. At about 220,000 square feet, this was the smallest natural distribution known for any vertebrate species, but it was...

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Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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