Montana State researchers release guide to noninvasive carnivore research
BOZEMAN Two Montana state University researchers are principal editors on a new book that will help biologists find noninvasive ways to study carnivores in the wild.
"Noninvasive Survey Methods for Carnivores" (Island Press, 2008) was released June 27 with Robert Long and Paula MacKay as princ...
Large trees declining in Yosemite
A decline in large trees means habitat loss and possible reduction in species such as spotted owls, mosses, orchids and fishers (a carnivore
related to weasels). Fewer new trees will grow in the landscape because large trees are a seed source for the surrounding landscape. Large-diameter tr...
Genome projects launched for three extreme-environment animals
... and determination of the genomic basis of their unique evolution and extreme environmental-adaptation.
The polar bear is the world's largest land carnivore
and is native to the Arctic Ocean and its surrounding seas. Although many of its physical characteristics are specifically adapted for surviving in a ...
Fossil evidence of missing link in the origin of seals, sea lions, walruses found in Canadian Arctic
...s having a long tail, and fore-limbs comparatively proportionate to modern carnivorous land animals as opposed to pinnipeds. It is the first mammalian carnivore
found at the site. Other fossils found include two taxa of freshwater fishes, one bird, and four mammalian taxa: shrew, rabbit, rhinoceros, and small ...
Red pandas reveal an unexpected (artificial) sweet tooth
...defect found in lion and other cats.
Because only primates were believed to be able to taste aspartame, the researchers predicted that none of the carnivore
species tested would show a preference for the artificial sweeteners.
This indeed was the case for five of the species. However, the sixth speci...
Biologists solve mystery of black wolves
...t one gene involved, with two forms one causing white and one causing black. This is the most comprehensive genealogical analysis of a North American carnivore
population ever undertaken."
Photos reveal Myanmar's large and small predators
...S's Myanmar Program that appeared in the April edition of the journal Small carnivore
Conservation. Data on small carnivores gathered from camera-trap surveys in...these predators," said WCS researcher U. Than Zaw, lead author of the small carnivore
study. "So far, we've determined that otter populations have been decimated...
Great white's mighty bite revealed
...g Tooth) is the highest of all time, making it arguably the most formidable carnivore
ever to have existed.
Shark researchers from the University of New South... biting creatures alive, possibly the hardest.
"Nature has endowed this carnivore
with more than enough bite force to kill and eat large and potentially dang...
Outdoor enthusiasts scaring off native carnivores in parks
...at allow no public access. Evidence of some native carnivore
populations - coyote and bobcat - was more than fi...clue to how the ecosystem is doing."
To measure carnivore
numbers, Reed studied the droppings of six native ...come out of my lab to date."
The differences in carnivore
populations are even more surprising when you cons...
Scientists believe photograph depicts wolverine in California
... whose presence has not been confirmed in California since the 1920s.
Katie Moriarty, a wildlife biology student, was conducting research on another carnivore
called the American marten when a remote-controlled camera she set photographed the animal on February 28, 2008. Forest Service scientists who are exp...
, meaning 'meat eater', is an animal that derives its energy and nutrient requirements from a diet consisting mainly or exclusively of vertebrate and/or invertebrate animal tissue, whether through predation or... Carnivore
was a system implemented by the Federal Bure...
... dogs to be carnivores to help keep nature in balance. ... Carnivores are equipped with a peculiar set of teeth that includes the presence ... carnivore
( ) n. A flesh-eating animal. Any of various predatory, flesh-eating mammals of the order Carnivora, including the dogs, cats, bears, Carnivo...