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Seafood for Thought

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 08:20:00 EST

The world’s oceans possess vast, untapped potential for sustainable aquaculture, say UCSB marine scientists.(image)

New process allows live look inside insects

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 08:09:00 EST

Until now, live insects have been too wriggly to make good subjects for scientists wanting to understand more about insect innards. But an interdisciplinary team of biologists and imaging specialists from Western has worked out a novel micro-imaging solution that’s leading to unprecedented new ways of viewing insect development.(image)

Rare Opportunity to Study the Critically Endangered North Pacific right whale in the Bering Sea

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 08:05:00 EST

Even after so many years of doing field work, sometimes you are still left amazed. Because every now and then the stars all align, and everything works out exactly as you hoped it would. Today was one of those times, because we found that needle in the haystack.(image)

Preserving one of world's most endangered primate species

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 08:03:00 EST

All day long, for five straight months, Sheila Holmes slipped through the Madagascar rainforest, 16,000 kilometres away from her Calgary university classes, eyes and feet following black-and-white ruffed lemurs as they flew through the trees.Holmes was not your average tourist on this Indian Ocean island off the eastern coast of Africa. Instead, this University of Calgary student, who is now working on her anthropology doctorate, became a crucial part of what is the longest continuous monitoring program of one of the most endangered primate species in the world.(image)

Monkey Species Not Seen Alive for 80 Years Rediscovered in the Amazon

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 15:10:00 EST

Scientists have rediscovered a species of monkey in the Brazilian Amazon not seen alive since 1936, according to reporting by Mongabay.The species, the bald-faced Vanzolini saki, was first discovered along the Rio Eiru more than 80 years ago by Alfonzo Olalla, an Ecuadorian naturalist. But scientists had found no other living evidence of the monkey since then. Earlier this year, a team of seven primatologists, led by Laura Marsh of the Global Conservation Institute, began a three-month expedition aboard a boat through the Upper Jurua River and its tributaries to search for the missing monkey and survey other wildlife in the remote region of Brazil.(image)

Prehistoric marine worm caught prey with spines deployed from head

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 13:48:00 EST

A team of scientists has identified a small marine predator that once patrolled the ocean floor and grabbed its prey with 50 spines deployed from its head.Named Capinatator praetermissus, this ancient creature is roughly 10 centimetres long and represents a new species within the group of animals known as chaetognaths – small, swimming marine carnivores also known as arrow worms.(image)

Technology tracks bee talk to help improve honey bee health

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 08:10:00 EST

Simon Fraser University graduate student Oldooz Pooyanfar is monitoring what more than 20,000 honeybees housed in hives in a Cloverdale field are “saying” to each other—looking for clues about their health. Pooyanfar’s technology is gleaning communication details from sound within the hives with her beehive monitoring system—technology she developed at SFU. She says improving knowledge about hone(image)