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Antarctic icebergs -- Hotspots of ocean life
...ison of MBARI, an oceanographer and ROV pilot. “We flew
the ROV into underwater caves and to the undersides of the icebergs, identifying and counting animals with its color video camera, collecting samples, and surveying its topography.” Based on their new understanding of the impacts of the icebergs a...
Scientists describe new African monkey genus ?first in 83 years
...n Kipunji and other mangabeys." Meanwhile, Sargis flew
to Chicago with only a week's notice to work with Stanley on the skull of the only specimen of Kipunji. They used the Field Museum's extensive primate collection to compare Kipunji with other primates and found that the skull and external features o...
Widespread elephant slaughter discovered in Chad
...s and five men, who quickly packed up as the plane flew
over. "Zakouma elephants are getting massacred ri...lt rifle in the poacher's hands. The third time we flew
over, this time only about 150 feet above the camp, I could see the man shooting at us." No one was ...
New possibilities to fight pests with biological means
... in the central cylinder of the olfactometer, they flew
towards the scent-producing plants. The experiments led to an additional, surprising result: in order to react this way, the wasps needed a first exposure to both the corn scent and the caterpillar which led them to associate the two. Young, "naive" ...
Ancient trans-Atlantic swarm brought locusts to the New World
...ps. DNA shows that ancestors of the desert locust flew
across the Atlantic and gave rise to a diverse group of New World species. "If we were standing on the coast of Africa, we might have these swarms of locusts heading off across the Atlantic," says Nathan Lovejoy, an assistant professor of in the Depa...
Locusts' built-in 'surface analysis' ability directs them to fly overland
...hashar. This is a survival instinct, since if they flew
over a body of water, the locusts would be deprived of both nourishment and a place to land and rest. This research, said Dr. Shashar, could be important in providing information that would be useful in developing means for "deceiving" the locusts an...