Tag: Animal Migration

Devoted Male Stork Flies 14,000 Kilometers For 16 Consecutive Years To Meet Beloved Female Stork

A love story of two storks had captured the hearts of many. People were extraordinarily charmed with how the male stork kept his loyalty to his sweetheart despite having to fly thousands of kilometers yearly.

Earth/Environment April 19, 2018

The Diprotodon, The Largest Marsupial Ever, Used To Migrate Across Australia: Here's Why That Matters

The Diprotodon, the largest marsupial that ever lived with a weight of 3 tons, was discovered to be a migratory species. The findings were based on a fossilized tooth, which showed that the ancient animal consumed plants in different locations.

Animals September 27, 2017

Colony Of 1 Million Penguins Flock To Argentina To Feast On Fish

More than a million Magellanic penguins flocked to the shores of Argentina to feast on an abundance of small fish. Visitors who plan to visit the Punta Tombo peninsula will be treated to a spectacular sight.

Animals February 19, 2017

Longest Migration Trip: Tiny Seabird Travels Equivalent Of Flying Twice Around The Planet

Great things come in small packages. A tiny sea bird called the Arctic tern traveled the equivalent of flying twice around the planet in the longest migration trip ever recorded.

Animals June 8, 2016

Dino-Brexit: Mass Exodus During Early Cretaceous Period Saw Dinosaurs Migrating Out Of Europe

Dinosaurs roll out! Researchers have discovered a mass exodus during the Early Cretaceous period where dinosaurs migrated out of Europe. Strangely, paleontologists can't explain why.

Animals April 25, 2016

Monkey Teeth Fossils Change History Of Primate Evolution: How Did Monkeys Reach North America?

A team of researchers from Florida believes that an early species of monkey from South America made its way into North America without using the Isthmus of Panama. These ancient primates crossed the ocean using makeshift rafts instead.

Animals April 22, 2016

White Storks Skip Migration To Feed On Junk Food From Landfill Sites The Whole Year Round

Scientists from the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom have found that more and more white storks are choosing to forgo their annual migration to stay in landfills in Portugal and Spain all year round. This allows the birds to feed on readily available food that are often included in these dump sites.

Earth/Environment March 16, 2016

This Penguin From Patagonia Swims 5000 Miles Every Year To Visit Man Who Saved Its Life In Brazil

A Magellanic South American penguin seems to have made a new best friend in a retired bricklayer in Brazil. Even when it disappears for months on end, the creature keeps dropping by the man's shanty located along the country's southeast coast.

Society March 11, 2016

Mysterious Ocean Hum Linked To Migrating Deep Sea Creatures

Researchers said that strange humming noise typically heard from the ocean is likely made by large groups of small fish and crustaceans. These aquatic animals tend to make the noise when moving in deep waters searching for food.

Earth/Environment February 25, 2016

Storks Stop Migrating As Human Trash Provides Winter Feeding Grounds

Some white storks in Europe are no longer making the trip to Africa and Asia and are instead feeding on discarded human food in landfills. These findings are yet another indicator of how human activities influence bird migration and animal behavior.

Earth/Environment January 23, 2016

Scientists Baffled By Failure Of Humpback Whales To Return To Hawaiian Waters

The unusual absence of humpback whales’ annual winter migrations to Hawaiian waters has puzzled researchers. El Niño effects on ocean waters may be a factor, they said.

Earth/Environment January 5, 2016

Migration Of Southern Right Whales 'Etched' In DNA

A new study found that genetics and migratory culture of southern right whales have a significant link. By studying the DNA etched in the whales' skin, experts were able to reveal new insights about the species' migration.

Animals November 10, 2015

Scientists Track American Eel Migration To Sargasso Sea For The First Time

The migration of American eels in the Sargasso Sea where they spawn was a big science mystery for about 100 years. However, for the first time in history, Canadian scientists tracked the migratory phases these eels undergo in order to find their way into the Atlantic Ocean.

Earth/Environment October 30, 2015

Fall Migration Of Serengeti Wildebeest To Be Streamed Online

Safari web-app HerdTracker is set to broadcast the Serengeti wildebeest migration in Kenya this fall through live video streaming. The wildlife event, which will run from Sept. 29 to Oct. 5, can be viewed online using the Periscope streaming app.

Earth/Environment October 1, 2015

Web-Slinging Spider-Man Is No Match For Sailing Spiders That 'Balloon' Across Water

Spiders migrate to find sustainable habitats using only their silk and crawling abilities. Researchers investigated how they move from one place to another and even across bodies of water.

Earth/Environment July 7, 2015

First Animal Detector For Earth's Magnetic Field Identified In Tiny Worm

Scientists searching for the internal compass used by animals to navigate say they've pinpointed it in the brain of a tiny earthworm. Structure attached to brain neurons may be the way many species navigate, they suggest.

June 18, 2015

Tiny Tuna Crabs Turn Orange County Beaches Bright Red

Locals in Orange County, California have reported several sightings of thousands of tiny crawfish-like crustaceans known as tuna crabs washed up along the beaches of Dana Point, Newport, San Clemente and Huntington.

Earth/Environment June 15, 2015

Rotting Whale Carcass Found In Remote North California Beach

Wildlife officials in California have spotted a badly decomposing carcass of a whale at the Point Reyes National Seashore. This brings the total number to 12 dead whales washed ashore in the state in the past two months alone.

Earth/Environment May 28, 2015

Dead Gray Whale Found Washed Up On Portuguese Beach

A dead 28-foot gray whale was found on a beach in Sonoma County this weekend. This marks the seventh whale carcass discovered in Northern California within the past two months, according to wildlife officials.

Earth/Environment May 25, 2015

Raining Spiders In Small Town In Australia? Here's The Possible Explanation

Residents of Goulburn, Australia suddenly found their town covered with hundreds of baby spiders and their web. Spider experts believe this is part of a phenomenon called ballooning wherein arachnids migrate from one place to another.

Earth/Environment May 18, 2015

Migrating Birds Share The Hardships Of Being The Leader

Birds in migrating flocks have learned to take turns being the leader, in order to conserve their energy during long-distance flights, study reveals. Cooperative behavior improves the bird's odds of surviving grueling aerial treks, researchers say.

Animals February 2, 2015

Dogs Came to America Far Later than Previously Thought

The first peoples to migrate into the Americas did not bring dogs with them, a study suggests. Genetic analysis shows dogs likely came thousands of years later.

January 9, 2015

This Fish Species Adjusts Its Migration to Climate Changes

A species of fish in Alaska has learned to change its migrations to match that of its salmon prey, even as climate change alters salmon migration periods. A type of char known as Dolly Varden is not letting climate change deprive it of its main food source, researchers find.

Earth/Environment December 21, 2014

Dolphins' magnetic 'sixth sense': Smart cetaceans respond to magnetic fields

Dolphins can sense magnetism in objects, study in France finds. A magnetic sense may allow the creatures to navigate through the world's oceans using our planet's magnetic field, researchers say.

Animals September 30, 2014

Clownfish babies can migrate long distances: 'Finding Nemo' no longer fiction?

'Finding Nemo' told the tale of a clownfish on a long migration. Now, researchers have found similar behavior in real-life members of the species.

Animals September 20, 2014

Monarch butterfly population in decline due to milkweed drought

Loss of plant vital for survival of monarch butterflies is decimating their populations, researchers say. Milkweed losses to herbicides linked to 90 percent drop in numbers.

Animals June 5, 2014

Zebras now hold record of longest migration of African land mammals

Scientists tracking a population of Plains zebra using GPS technology have determined that the animals traveled approximately 311 miles while migrating. The zebras now hold the record of the longest terrestrial migration ever documented.

Animals May 29, 2014

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