If you’ve seen an alligator showing up on your local beach lately, it might be because they’re returning to their original ecosystems. The same is true for killer whales, sea otters, and other predatory animals.
Animals May 9, 2018
A new study claims that it is normal to spot alligators on beaches and mountain lions away from mountains. The appearance of animals in unexpected places is caused by wildlife conservation efforts and is good for both animals and humans.
Animals May 8, 2018
Giving kids a chance to reach out to others anonymously is one thing but exposing them to sexual predators is definitely another. Unfortunately, the kid-friendly Kik app does both without providing actual security.
Apps/Software April 29, 2016
Top predators could serve a valuable service in ecosystems by altering the behavior of their prey, a new study finds. How could this finding help protect ecosystems?
Earth/Environment February 23, 2016
Researchers in Morocco have discovered how Eleonora's falcons prefer to trap prey in rocky crevasses instead of immediately killing just like other raptors. They believe the falcons engage in this practice as a way to keep fresh food nearby while they are on their nest.
January 16, 2016
Ten Hawaiian petrel chicks were flown from their Kauaʻi's north shore nesting ground to their new home in the Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge. The endangered Hawaiian treasures were transported to predator-free zone as part of a project 30 years in the making.
Animals November 5, 2015
It may be small but it’s smart. Researchers discover that a hummingbird will build its nest close to a hawk’s to safeguard its eggs and take advantage of the predator’s presence.
Earth/Environment September 10, 2015
The ecological impact of humans is greater than that of any other natural predator species, researchers find. Our 'predatory dominance' puts a burden on the planet, they suggest.
Animals August 21, 2015
A study could prove that the increasing Burmese python population in the Everglades National Park is becoming a real threat to the populations of small animals.
Earth/Environment March 20, 2015
An area's smallest predators may hold the key to ecosystem health, study finds. Findings suggest link between declining biodiversity and increase in infectious diseases, scientist say.
Animals February 24, 2015
Moth species using long wingtip tails to create sonic distraction to fend off attacking bats. Sound of fluttering tails interferes with the bats' echolocation hunting technique, study finds.
February 17, 2015
An app called Operation Predator, which has been on the Apple App Store since last year, will be released in Spanish versions and on Android. The app posts information about child predators, enabling users of the app to help in the arresting of those predators.
Apps/Software October 7, 2014
Red lionfish will hunt other species to extinction, and they have expanded to cover a vast portion of the Atlantic Ocean
Earth/Environment August 15, 2014
Well-preserved fossil of ancient marine predator shows link to living descendants, researchers say. Ancient "abnormal shrimp" could be 6 feet long, they say.
Animals July 17, 2014
Bee pheromones are used to signal the locations of food sources between members of individual hives. Some species of the insect have been shown to 'shout' this signal to competitors as a warning to stay away.
Animals July 10, 2014
A white shark, roughly 9-feet long may have been eaten in whole or part by another predator. Is there a monster shark out there waiting to be discovered?
Animals June 12, 2014
Europe's largest hunter of its day had a head larger than a human, with four-inch teeth. But what is the unusual origin of the name Torvosaurus gurneyi?
Animals March 11, 2014
A "shark's eye" view of the world was seen by researchers creating the world's first 3D map of shark activity.
Animals February 28, 2014
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