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Scientists Aim to Develop “Genomic Ark” of High-Quality Bat Genomes

SCIENTISTS AIM TO DEVELOP “GENOMIC ARK” OF HIGH-QUALITY BAT GENOMES

Pop quiz: Which animal accounts for around 20% of all living mammals, harbors some of the world's deadliest diseases, lives proportionately...

Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge Black Bears

ALLIGATOR RIVER NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE BLACK BEARS

Though I grew up where the Hudson Valley meets the Catskill Mountains, in the heart of Black Bear country, I can count my encounters...

 
 
 
Funding for Marine Mammal Commission ekes through 2018 Federal Budget plan - but there's more work to be done

FUNDING FOR MARINE MAMMAL COMMISSION EKES THROUGH 2018 FEDERAL BUDGET PLAN - BUT THERE'S MORE WORK TO BE DONE

North Atlantic right whales are facing a breeding and survival crisis, due in large part to entanglements in fishing gear. Humpback...

Review: Backyard Birds and More: Looking Through the Glass by Glen Apseloff

REVIEW: BACKYARD BIRDS AND MORE: LOOKING THROUGH THE GLASS BY GLEN APSELOFF

Back in 2013, I had the pleasure of reviewing Glen Apseloff's Backyard Birds: Looking Through the Glass. Time, unlike a Kiwi , flies,...

 
 
 
The Birds and the Bees

THE BIRDS AND THE BEES

In June of 2017, a judge in India declared that peacocks are celibate as they do not mate the usual way. I've received several questions...

The Ugly Truth About Cloning Your Dog

THE UGLY TRUTH ABOUT CLONING YOUR DOG

The first successful dog cloning took place in 2005 when Snuppy, an Afghan Hound puppy, was created from the ear skin of a dog named...

 
 
 

IN PICTURES: CAMPAIGNERS CALL FOR TOTAL BAN ON FOX HUNTING

Animal rights campaigners have converged on the Holyrood parliament to call for a total ban on fox hunting in Scotland. Fox hunting...

SPEXIN IN THE HALF-SMOOTH TONGUE SOLE : MOLECULAR CLONING, EXPRESSION PROFILES, AND PHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECTS

Abstract Spexin , a novel neuropeptide discovered by the bioinformatics approach, has been shown to exert pleiotropic functions in...

 
 
 
10 Hypoallergenic Dog Breeds

10 HYPOALLERGENIC DOG BREEDS

Who wouldn't love a dog that doesn't shed? Like all other furry mammals, dogs have dander and fur that can cause even those without...

Genes that aid Spinal Cord Repair in Fish also Found in Humans

GENES THAT AID SPINAL CORD REPAIR IN FISH ALSO FOUND IN HUMANS

Genes that aid in the natural repair of injured spinal cord in the lamprey fish also active in the repair of the peripheral nervous...

 
 
 
Maine whale biologist says whale protected her from shark

MAINE WHALE BIOLOGIST SAYS WHALE PROTECTED HER FROM SHARK

A Maine marine biologist says footage of her swimming with a humpback whale shows the large mammal protecting her from a tiger shark.

GENETIC DIVERSITY OF BARTONELLA SPP. IN WILD MAMMALS AND ECTOPARASITES IN BRAZILIAN PANTANAL

Abstract The present work aimed to investigate the genetic diversity of Bartonella in mammals and ectoparasites in Pantanal wetland,...

 
 
 
Red Hawks

RED HAWKS

The Red-tailed Hawk were once called “Chicken Hawks” and the Red-shouldered the “Hen Hawk.” Undoubtedly they took a few chickens, but...

ILLUMINA-BASED DE NOVO TRANSCRIPTOME SEQUENCING AND ANALYSIS OF CHINESE FOREST MUSK DEER

Abstract The Chinese forest musk deer is an endangered artiodactyl mammal. The musk secreted by sexually mature males is highly valued...

 
 
 
Scanning the skies for Zone-tailed hawks

SCANNING THE SKIES FOR ZONE-TAILED HAWKS

Last week I wrote about the interesting hunting habits of our local Harris's Hawks. Today I will cover another one of Mexico's Baja...

An Argument Against Gene Drives to Extinguish New Zealand Mammals: Life Finds a Way

AN ARGUMENT AGAINST GENE DRIVES TO EXTINGUISH NEW ZEALAND MAMMALS: LIFE FINDS A WAY

The mammals of New Zealand have long posed a threat to native species. The Predator Free 2050 program is an effort to rid the island...

 
 
 
Norma Wilson Original Oil Giraffe Mammal Animal Wildlife Painting Art

NORMA WILSON ORIGINAL OIL GIRAFFE MAMMAL ANIMAL WILDLIFE PAINTING ART

Tall Beauty! ©Norma Wilson, original oil, 6" by 6"

New study examines complexity of dolphin culture; researchers determine that brain size correlates with "human-like" behaviors and societies

NEW STUDY EXAMINES COMPLEXITY OF DOLPHIN CULTURE; RESEARCHERS DETERMINE THAT BRAIN SIZE CORRELATES WITH "HUMAN-LIKE" BEHAVIORS AND SOCIETIES

In a major study published in Nature Ecology & Evolution, the complexity of Cetacean culture and behavior has been linked to the size...

 
 
 

REVISING A MAMMAL BRANCH ON TREE OF LIFE

One small mammal is experiencing a triumphant return to its long-ago spot on the tree of life. Scientists have elevated a subspecies...

Researchers find virus killing molecule to take on colds

RESEARCHERS FIND VIRUS KILLING MOLECULE TO TAKE ON COLDS

A five-year study into 'anti-microbial peptides' from different mammals found they all had properties that can combat rhinovirus, the...