April 30, 2014

Science Diary: Acoustical Ecology – Sounds

How healthy is an ecosystem? Shh! Just listen, and you’ll have some idea.

April 29, 2014

Science Diary: Acoustical Ecology – Spring Peeper

How do frogs react as a motorcycle cruises past their wetland habitat?

April 28, 2014

Red Squirrels – Sweet Treat

Red Squirrels may be nature’s original harvesters of Maple sugar.

April 25, 2014

Termites: It’s All in the DNA

Scientists are hoping to find a shortcut to hydrogen power- by studying the microbes found in a termite’s gut.

April 24, 2014

Termites: Insect Hydro-Power

Could termites be the key to a clean energy future? Some think that this unpopular insect may be the solution for cheap hydrogen power.

April 23, 2014

Narwhals – Evolution

The narwhal, with its inside-out, eight-foot long tooth, doesn’t just look odd; it is a genuine evolutionary anomaly.

April 22, 2014

Narwhals – Tusking

Tooth cleaning or a nuzzle? Well, maybe both! It’s the tusking behavior of the narwhal.

April 21, 2014

Narwhals – Dance of a Thousand Whales

Ever been on a crowded elevator? Uncomfortable, yes, but imagine doing it with an 8 foot tusk. Welcome to the world of the narwhal.

April 18, 2014

Narwhals – Inside Out

Teeth are ideally strong, hard, and pearly white, right? Not for the narwhal and its inside out tusk.

April 17, 2014

Narwhals – Sensitivity

How does a whale say ‘ouch’? Scientists studying the narwhal’s unusual tusk-like tooth try to tackle that problem.

April 16, 2014

Narwhals – Tubes

Tender teeth hurt, so why would an animal swimming in frigid waters have an 8-foot long sensitive tooth?

April 15, 2014

Narwhals – Legends

With its long tusk-like tooth and mottled coloration, the Narwhal has intrigued sailors and royalty alike and may have been the inspiration for the Unicorn.

April 14, 2014

Narwhals – Big Tooth

A fifteen-foot whale with an 8 foot-long tusk may sound like another fish story, but it’s not!

April 8, 2014

Manatees – Boats

They can’t be mean; they’re not aggressive; and they need us to protect them.

April 7, 2014

Manatees – Introduction

What’s got the face of a walrus, the tail of a beaver, and a body that resembles an enormous potato?

April 4, 2014

Science Diary: Okefenokee – Sandhill Migration

Each year flocks of migrating Sandhill Cranes descend on Georgia’s Okefenokee refuge and join their southern cousins.

April 3, 2014

Greater Sandhill Cranes – Courtship

Cranes mate for life and are models of responsibility, discipline, and vigilance.

April 2, 2014

Greater Sandhill Cranes – Crops

Colorado’s Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge has helped keep migrating cranes away from the fields of local farmers.

April 1, 2014

Greater Sandhill Cranes – Fattening Up

Greater Sandhill Cranes come to Colorado’s San Luis Valley to get in shape for their summer breeding grounds.