March 31, 2008

Science Diary: Sharks – Big Mako

While catching and tagging sharks, a sports fisherman turned ecologist sees them in a new light.

March 28, 2008

Owl Feathers: Nocturnal

The silent flight of the nocturnal owl aids its ability to catch prey at night.

March 27, 2008

Mangroves: Transformers

Mangroves are a lot more important than you might think.

March 26, 2008

Mangroves: Filter

Acting as filters, fish nurseries, and a source of food for shellfish, mangroves are a critical ecosystem.

March 25, 2008

Science Diary: Asia Bat – Data

What’s more difficult that catching and tagging bats? Catching and tagging bats while drowsy!

March 24, 2008

Science Diary: Asia Bat – Name

Correctly identifying Indonesian bats can be tricky, even for those in the know.

March 21, 2008

Dingo: Hybrid Dog

In Australia, pure bred dingoes are becoming extinct.

March 20, 2008

Dingo: Wild Dog of Australia

For thousands of years, dingoes have been pets on two continents. Today, their proliferation is causing havoc in Australia.

March 19, 2008

Africa: Surma Stick

Stick fighting among the Surma tribe of Africa is fierce and violent. But they do it in the name of love.

March 18, 2008

Deep Sea Vents: Worm

Introducing the Pompeii worm, the most heat-tolerant animal on the planet.

March 17, 2008

Science Diary: Volcano – Climb

Volcanoes may emit low frequency sounds prior to erupting. Scientists are using microphones to monitor these infrasounds.

March 14, 2008

Deep Sea Vents: Sub

Working at the bottom of the ocean has its challenges.

March 13, 2008

Deep Sea Vents: Classroom

Thanks to the creative use of technology, students around the world can participate in research at the bottom of the ocean.

March 12, 2008

Science Diary: Frogs – Barcode

A citizen scientist tracks Australia’s frog species with microchips and scanners.

March 11, 2008

Science Diary: Frogs – Toad Muster

In Australia, Cane Toads are an invasive species whose toxic skin kills would-be predators. One community is striking back with the help of a toad-sniffing canine.

March 10, 2008

Science Diary: Frogs – New Discoveries

If you’re on the lookout for new species of frogs, you may just need a raincoat.

March 7, 2008

Ocean Currents: Global Warming

An ocean current in the southern ocean is critical for life world-wide.

March 6, 2008

Peat Bogs: Hot Spot

What might happen if Siberia’s peatlands thaw and become a giant compost heap?

March 5, 2008

Science Diary: NestWatch – Eggs

Chickadees weave a blanket of fur to conceal their eggs from predators. But is it effective?

March 4, 2008

Science Diary: NestWatch – Sparrow

The very small and very aggressive House Sparrow often displaces other species of nesting birds.

March 3, 2008

Science Diary: NestWatch – Participant

Old Man Winter is out; Tree Swallows are in! A citizen scientist prepares for their arrival.