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marine crocodilian
2014-08-23 03:00:34

Hannah Johnson, University of Bristol The ancestors of today's crocodiles colonized the seas during warm phases and became extinct during cold phases, according to a new Anglo-French study which establishes a link between marine crocodilian diversity and the evolution of sea temperature over a period of more than 140 million years. The research, led by Dr. Jeremy Martin from the Université de Lyon, France and formerly from the University of Bristol, UK is published this week in Nature...

2014-08-22 23:08:16

Noted cougar dating review website Cougardatingwebsites.org has recently started publishing detailed, more than 500 words long, user reviews for the top dating services for cougars. (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 Distinguished dating review website for cougars, Cougardatingwebsites.org has recently made a serious enhancement of their service to make life easier for their large pool of readers. All reviews published by this eminent review platform are now going to be at least five hundred words...

2014-08-22 23:06:24

Celebrity Kids to try Kabrita Gentle Goat Milk Foods Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 Goats are taking over Beverly Hills as Kabrita, The Gentle Goat Milk Foods, attends the 10th annual Pre-Emmy Awards Boom Boom Room. Celebrities and their little ones will have a chance to try the best new products for kids on August 23 at the Beverly Hills Hilton from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and we’ll be encouraging them to #GoGoat for L.A. families in need along the way! “We’re so excited to...

Parasitic Fungus Manipulate Hosts To Die On The 'Doorstep' Of The Colony
2014-08-21 03:58:06

By Chuck Gill, Penn State A parasitic fungus that must kill its ant hosts outside their nest to reproduce and transmit their infection, manipulates its victims to die in the vicinity of the colony, ensuring a constant supply of potential new hosts, according to researchers at Penn State and colleagues at Brazil's Federal University of Vicosa. Previous research shows that Ophiocordyceps camponoti-rufipedis, known as the "zombie ant fungus," controls the behavior of carpenter ant workers...

Montastraea faveolata
2014-08-21 03:00:51

Traci Peterson, University of Texas at Arlington New research indicates older species of coral have more of what it takes to survive a warming and increasingly polluted climate, according to biologists from the University of Texas at Arlington and the University of Puerto Rico – Mayagüez. The researchers examined 140 samples of 14 species of Caribbean corals for a study published by the open-access journal PLOS ONE this week. Jorge H. Pinzón C., a postdoctoral researcher in the...

cyborg moth drone
2014-08-21 06:46:03

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a way to convert moths into miniature drones by electronically manipulating their flight muscles and monitoring the signals the insects use to control them. Dr. Alper Bozkurt, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, and colleagues from NC State and Cornell University devised a method to attach electrodes to a moth during its pupal stage, when it...

2014-08-20 23:01:54

Park Cities Pet Sitter Selects Street Dog Rescue “Duck Team 6” As Its Recipient Charitable Organization for This Year’s Presents 4 Pets Program (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 Park Cities Pet Sitter, Inc. has announced their participation in the 2014 NAPPS Presents 4 Pets supply donation drive that benefits the animal shelter and rescue communities. Presents 4 Pets is a national campaign that coincides with the Humane Society of the United States’ Animal Shelter Appreciation Week, which...

2014-08-20 23:01:49

Go bananas with a free 12x8” monkey selfie canvas print courtesy of wildlife photographer David J Slater and global photo products company Picanova and support the Sulawesi crested black macaques Conservation Programme (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 Go bananas with this free 12x8” canvas print offer from wildlife photographer David J Slater and global photo products company, Picanova. In a tit-for-tat move, Slater is offering the famous monkey selfie up for grabs for all – on a stunning...

2014-08-20 23:01:29

Gorilla Group has been named to the 2014 Inc. 5000 list of America's fastest-growing American companies, marking the fourth consecutive year the company has received the honor. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 Gorilla Group, an award-winning commerce service provider, has today announced that that they have been named to the prestigious Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing, privately-held companies in the U.S. 2014 marks the 4th consecutive year Gorilla has been honored with...

2014-08-20 16:25:23

Conference call and webcast scheduled at 5:30 pm EDT today. SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kindred Biosciences, Inc. (KindredBio, NASDAQ: KIN), a biopharmaceutical company focused on saving and improving the lives of pets, announced today that its pivotal field study (KB010) of CereKin, an interleukin-1 inhibitor for the control of pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis in dogs, did not meet its primary endpoint. The randomized, double-blind,...


Latest Zoology Reference Libraries

Awassi Sheep
2014-09-17 10:42:28

The Awassi sheep is a breed of domestic sheep that originated in the Syro-Arabian desert. Today, it can be found in many areas including Iraq, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Palestine, and Lebanon and it is the most common sheep throughout the Arab countries. This breed is a natural choice to keep in these areas, as it is able to survive in harsh conditions and is able to efficiently provide humans with wool, milk, or meat. However, it is known to adapt to any environment and can forage and...

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...

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Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'