Scientists from the University of New Brunswick say a lobster's age can be determined by counting its rings just like in trees.Lobsters belong to an extremely diverse group of marine invertebrates. They have a reputation for being scavengers and even cannibals. They are capable of living up to over ...
The whirligig beetles that play the role of scavengers by keeping the surface of the waterways clean have inspired researchers from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, to develop an energy-efficient propulsion mechanism for swimming vehicles and robots.
According to a new finding, kerosene lamps are producing black carbon at levels previously overlooked in greenhouse gas estimates.
Researchers at the University of Alberta (U & A) state that wolves are no more a major threat to elk, one of the largest species of deer, as human activity and encroachments have led to a greater disturbance in their environment.
Otoliths or fish ear bones consist of three pairs of small carbonate bodies found in the heads of bony fishes. Generally otoliths are used by the fishes for maintaining balance and sound detection. They not only function similar to the inner ear of mammals but also give a good and helpful insight in...
The rise in the acid level in our oceans is killing marine organisms that produce calcium carbonate shells, or use calcium carbonate in their skeletal structure.
Three new collembolan species have been discovered in the Maestrazgo caves in Teruel, Spain. This discovery was made by a team of scientists from the University of Navarra and the Catalan Association of Biospeleology.
Scientists have discovered a new method of predicting a glacier's history of melting that can be extended way past the instrumental record. The new method involves carefully analyzing stems of the shrubs. Doing so can also provide an insight into how they're set to alter in the future.
Lizards are generally considered a harmless species that emerged millions of years ago from water and evolved to be a part of cold-blooded reptiles.
The food consumed by whales and dolphins is what decides their survival. High-energy prey make for high-energy predators in the marine world. The quality of diet plays a crucial role in conservation.
Whales use synchronized swimming when they identify the presence of an external threat.