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ronan sea lion
2014-02-16 05:10:18

[ Watch the Video: Beat Keeping in a California Sea Lion ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The California sea lion that originally became an Internet sensation last year because of the way she bobbed her head in time with music was the focus of research presented by scientists Saturday at the 2014 annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Chicago. Ronan, who lives at Long Marine Laboratory at the University of...

Hummingbirds Sometimes Change Their Tune To Attract A Mate
2014-02-15 05:49:23

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While scientists had long believed that male hummingbirds learned the song they use to attract mates at an early age and used that one vocalization their entire life, new research from biologists at New Mexico State University (NMSU) suggests that some species are capable of changing their tunes later on in life. According to a February 13 report from Stefan Sirucek of National Geographic, Marcelo Araya Salas and Timothy Wright...

2014-02-14 23:05:10

Founder of UltimateGolfAdvantage.com (UGA), Alex Davidson, today announces a new interview in which he answers questions from readers and discusses the significance of Jimmy Walker’s weekend win at the 2014 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. Mr. Davidson’s candid interview offers advice for golfers beginning the spring season and is available now at http://www.UltimateGolfAdvantage.com/alex-davidson-interview/. Manchester, United Kingdom (PRWEB) February 14, 2014 Founder of...

2014-02-14 23:04:01

When skin temperature rises, Exert Smart Body Coolant, Exert Co.'s newest release, cools the skin by two to six degrees. (PRWEB) February 14, 2014 For men that have never experienced a hot flash, it can seem like another “womanly exaggeration.” It seems like just something else to complain about. However, a hot flash is no exaggeration at all. Many women that experience hot flashes as a result of menopause describe the feeling as a sauna/fire/oven or simply hell. From the...

2014-02-14 16:21:58

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) today launched its annual live, 24-hour-a-day webcast of a nesting pair of peregrine falcons who live on a ledge of the Rachel Carson State Office Building in Harrisburg. The falcons typically renew their pair-bond around Valentine's Day. Three high-definition (HD) cameras will chronicle the falcons' activities while streaming the footage live on the internet to viewers around...

2014-02-14 08:27:23

Investigation Exposing Cows Being Beaten, Whipped and Stabbed Spurs Criminal Prosecutions - Glendale-Based Nestle Urged to Adopt Strict Animal Welfare Policies LOS ANGELES, Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Four workers at a dairy farm that was supplying cheese to DiGiorno Pizza, a product of Glendale-based Nestle, are being charged with a total of 11 counts of criminal animal cruelty. The charges stem from shocking animal abuse captured on a hidden-camera video by Mercy For Animals at a...

Bornean Orangutans Coming Down From The Trees
2014-02-14 05:10:36

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a new study published in the journal Scientific Reports, orangutans spend more time on the ground than previously thought. Orangutans have always been seen as tree dwellers, but the latest study from researchers at the University of Leicester says these apes are coming down from their castles more often than scientists knew. The researchers performed a large-scale analysis of orangutan groundings by using...

TERMES robots
2014-02-14 04:49:33

[ Watch the Video: Termites Inspire Robots ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Inspired by the way termites are capable of building mounds that are hundreds of times their size without detailed plans, researchers from the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have developed robots capable of mimicking the behavior. The TERMES system, as it is known, was developed by a team of...

2014-02-13 23:28:42

K9 University drug-dog detection service unveils the first free anti-drug school curriculum in the industry for every school that contracts for their drug-dog detection services. Oklahoma City, OK (PRWEB) February 13, 2014 K9 University Detection Services unveiled their plans for the company's free anti-drug school curriculum. The new plan will be free and available to every school that contracts for their services. "We are convinced that along with the obvious deterrence and...

2014-02-13 23:26:17

All proceeds from this special photo shoot will benefit homeless dogs and cats. Washington, DC (PRWEB) February 13, 2014 Lucky Dog Animal Rescue and Houndstooth Photography will be holding a Valentine’s Photo shoot on Saturday, February 15th at Wagtime, 1232 9th Street, NW, Washington, DC. The shoot will be from 11 am to 1 pm. The $35 dollar sitting fee will be donated to Lucky Dog Animal Rescue. Prints can be ordered from Houndstooth Photography for an additional charge. Pet...


Latest Zoology Reference Libraries

2014-04-22 14:47:42

John Harold Ostrom (February 18, 1928 – July 16, 2005) was an American Paleontologist who was greatly influential in the revival of scientific research on Dinosaurs. He is best known for demonstrating that Dinosaurs were less like contemporary reptiles but more closely related to large, flightless birds like the ostrich – a theory that holds its ground in the paleontological community to this day. John Ostrom was born and raised in Schenectady, New York. His father was a physician, and...

Robert Thomas Bakker
2014-04-22 14:27:45

Robert Thomas Bakker (born March 24, 1945) is an American Paleontologist known for his contribution to the “Dinosaur Renaissance” and his support of his mentor Ostrom’s theory that some dinosaurs were warm-blooded. He specializes in the ecological context and behavior of dinosaurs. Bakker was born in Bergen County, New Jersey. As a young boy, he developed an interest in dinosaurs following his first trip to the dinosaur exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History – he was...

Newton’s Parakeet, Psittacula exsul
2014-04-18 12:25:06

Newton’s Parakeet or the Rodrigues Parakeet (Psittacula exsul) is an extinct species of parrot that was native to the Mascarene island of Rodrigues located in the western Indian Ocean. It was closely related to the Alexandrine Parrot of the same genus and was likely descended from it. It diverged from related species in several of its features, signifying that it had most likely been isolated on Rodrigues for a long period of time. It was roughly 16 inches in length, about the size of a...

Mascarene Parrot, Mascannus mascannus
2014-04-18 12:00:54

The Mascarene Parrot (Mascannus mascannus) is an extinct species of parrot that was native to the Mascarene Island of Reunion located in the Indian Ocean. The taxonomic relationships of this species has been subjected to some debate. It has been connected to the Psittaculini parrots based on that anatomical grounds, but the vasa parrots based on the genetic grounds. The precise placement is unresolved. The Mascarene Parrot was 14 inches long with a large red colored tail and long, rounded...

Carolina Parakeet, Conuropsis carolinensis
2014-04-18 11:57:25

The Carolina Parakeet (Conuropsis carolinensis) or the Carolina Conure was a small green colored Neotropical parrot with brilliant yellow colored head, reddish orange face and pale beak that was native to the eastern, Midwest, and plains states of the United States and was the only indigenous parrot within its range. It was found from southern New York and Wisconsin to Kentucky, Tennessee and the Gulf of Mexico from the Atlantic seaboard to as far west as eastern Colorado. It resided in...

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