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

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.

2014-09-25 23:03:50

Donations for Recipient Organization, Duck Team 6, Can Be Accepted at the Stuff-the-SUV Event, at 5831 McCommas Blvd, or During a Scheduled Visit from a Park Cities Pet Sitter Employee Through

2014-09-25 23:03:15

On Tuesday, October 7, 2014, from 7:00pm – 10:00pm, Oakland Zoo welcomes the public to attend a gala to celebrate primates. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) September 25,

2014-09-25 23:00:47

Denver Zoo welcomes first ever fossa birth.

2014-09-25 08:29:34

AFIKIM, Israel, September 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Afimilk [http://www.afimilk.com ] is, for the first time, improving the fertility of tied cows by enabling their automatic

chimpanzee
2014-09-25 07:06:23

The immediate negative impacts to an infant chimpanzee who is removed from its mother have been well documented. However, very little is known about the long-term impacts of such early life experiences.

2014-09-24 23:01:14

Pittsburgh-based InventHelp is working to submit this client's idea, the Breast No Sweat, to companies for their consideration. PITTSBURGH, PA (PRWEB) September

2014-09-24 12:25:41

New Episode Celebrates Shelter Pets with Positive and Uplifting Stories LOS ANGELES, Sept.

2014-09-23 23:00:56

The global market is consolidated in nature, wherein the top five players account for more than 60%–65% of the market share.

peacock
2014-09-22 03:00:21

The magnificent plumage of the peacock may not be quite the sacrifice to love that it appears to be, University of Leeds researchers have discovered.


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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