Kansas State University postdoctoral researcher James Nifong documents widespread American alligators’ predation of four species of shark like this nurse shark. Credit Credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service J.N. ‘Ding’ Darling National Wildlife Refuge to use the photo. Jaws, beware! Alligators may be coming for you, according to a Kansas State University researcher. While the

Pumas are not the loners they were once thought to be. Credit: © outdoorsman / Fotolia Pumas, long known as solitary carnivores, are more social than previously thought, according to a new Panthera study published in the peer-reviewed journal Science Advances. The findings provide the first evidence of complex social strategies in any solitary carnivore

Horse making demands: The horse a) lightly pushes and b) looks at the caretaker standing outside the paddock. Food is hidden inside one of the two silver buckets behind them. When horses cannot obtain this food by themselves, they give humans visual and tactile signals. Credit: Image courtesy of Kobe University A new study has

Horses are grazing annual warm-season forages in St. Paul, Minnesota. Credit: Michelle DeBoer When you picture a horse, you may imagine it grazing contentedly in a grassy pasture. Grazing lets horses move around naturally outdoors and socialize with other horses. And grass is an easily available, nutritious feed that horses like eating. If you have

Getting caught in fishing nets is a major cause of death for the increasingly endangered New Zealand sea lion, according to new research from New Zealand’s University of Otago, Massey University and the University of Toronto. Credit: Louise Chilvers Getting caught in fishing nets is a major cause of death for the increasingly endangered New

A humpback whale feeds in waters off Vancouver. Image taken from an unmanned hexacopter, with a research license issued by Fisheries and Oceans Canada #2014-5 SARA-327. Credit: Photo by John Durban (NOAA), Holly Fearnbach (SR3) and Lance Barrett- Lennard (Coastal Ocean Research Institute) A new study by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) and colleagues

Horned Larks from The Field Museum’s collections, with gray birds from the turn of the century and cleaner birds from more recent years when there was less soot in the atmosphere. Credit: Copyright Carl Fuldner and Shane DuBay, The University of Chicago and The Field Museum Horned Larks are cute little songbirds with white bellies

This is the specimen. It has a total length of around 70 cm. The specimen is on display at the Lapworth Museum of Geology, University of Birmingham. Credit: Dean Lomax Scientists from the UK have identified the smallest and youngest specimen of Ichthyosaurus communis on record and found an additional surprise preserved in its stomach.

Tropical rain forest. Credit: © Oleksandr Dibrova / Fotolia A new, cutting-edge approach to measuring changes in aboveground forest carbon density has helped scientists determine that widespread deforestation, degradation and disturbance has caused tropical forests to now emit more carbon than they capture, countering their role as a net carbon “sink.” Previous measurements of forest

This photograph shows a collection of green, white, blue, and yellow budgies. Credit: Thomas Cooke When it comes to spectacular displays of color, birds are obvious standouts in the natural world. Many brightly colored birds get their pigments from the foods that they eat, but that’s not true of parrots. Now, researchers reporting a study

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