The Feathers Have It: Mercury On The Rise In Endangered Pacific Seabirds
Boston, Massachusetts - Apr 18, 2011 19:26 EST
Using 120 years of feathers from natural history museums in the United States, Harvard University researchers have been able to track increases in the neurotoxin methylmercury in the black-footed albatross (Phoebastria nigripes), an endangered seabird that forages extensively throughout the...
Feather-Loss Disorder: Emergence Of 'Naked' Penguins Baffle Experts
Bronx, New York - Apr 9, 2011 11:50 EST
Researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society, the University of Washington, and other groups are grappling with a wildlife mystery: Why are some penguin chicks losing their feathers?
The appearance of "naked" penguins—afflicted with what is known as feather-loss disorder—in penguin...
Bass Fisher Christiana Bradley's Weekend Hinges On A Lot Of Variables
Woodbridge, Virginia - Apr 8, 2011 17:48 EST
The LAPR Bass Series presents a different kind of fishing for GEICO pro angler Christiana Bradley.
This weekend's LAPR event is a one-day tournament that launches from Leesylvania Park on Sunday, which doesn't give Bradley much time to come up with...
Where Will The Debris From Japan's Tsunami Drift In The Ocean?
Manoa, Hawaii - Apr 6, 2011 18:25 EST
The huge tsunami triggered by the 9.0 Tohoku Earthquake destroyed coastal towns near Sendai in Japan, washing such things as houses and cars into the ocean. Projections of where this debris might head have been made by Nikolai Maximenko and...
Research: Antibacterial Soap Additive Quickly Accumulates In Fish
Anaheim, California - Mar 31, 2011 19:47 EST
In the first report on the uptake and internal processing of triclocarban (TCC) in fish, scientists today reported strong evidence that TCC — an antibacterial ingredient in some soaps and the source of environmental health concerns because of its potential...
Biologists Discover New Nudibranch In Florida Fisherman's Catch
Tallahassee, Florida - Mar 31, 2011 18:02 EST
Biologists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), along with scientists from California State Polytechnic University, have identified a new marine species found in the Gulf of Mexico. A scientific publication released Thursday officially announced the discovery of...