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November 19, 2014

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3:33 PM | Video: Seals Caught Raping Penguins !
Someone's having a really bad day!In a study published a few days ago, researchers from the Mammal Research Institute at the University of Pretoria, South Africa reported three incidents of fur seals (Aptenodytes patagonicus) sexually harassing and coercing with king penguins!The authors even took footage of the large mammals forcefully putting the birds to the ground and attempting to mate with them! The incidents took place at the sub-Antarctic Marion Island, on Goodhope Bay and Funk […]

de Bruyn, P., Tosh, C. & Bester, M. (2008). Sexual harassment of a king penguin by an Antarctic fur seal, Journal of Ethology, 26 (2) 295-297. DOI: 10.1007/s10164-007-0073-9

Haddad, W., Reisinger, R., Scott, T., Bester, M. & de Bruyn, P. (2014). Multiple occurrences of king penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus) sexual harassment by Antarctic fur seals (Arctocephalus gazella), Polar Biology, DOI: 10.1007/s00300-014-1618-3

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3:33 PM | Video: Seals Caught Raping Penguins !
Someone's having a really bad day!In a study published a few days ago, researchers from the Mammal Research Institute at the University of Pretoria, South Africa reported three incidents of fur seals (Aptenodytes patagonicus) sexually harassing and coercing with king penguins!The authors even took footage of the large mammals forcefully putting the birds to the ground and attempting to mate with them! The incidents took place at the sub-Antarctic Marion Island, on Goodhope Bay and Funk […]

de Bruyn, P., Tosh, C. & Bester, M. (2008). Sexual harassment of a king penguin by an Antarctic fur seal, Journal of Ethology, 26 (2) 295-297. DOI: 10.1007/s10164-007-0073-9

Haddad, W., Reisinger, R., Scott, T., Bester, M. & de Bruyn, P. (2014). Multiple occurrences of king penguin (Aptenodytes patagonicus) sexual harassment by Antarctic fur seals (Arctocephalus gazella), Polar Biology, DOI: 10.1007/s00300-014-1618-3

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November 18, 2014

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9:06 PM | SciShow Talk Show: Ellen Whittle on Bats, and Carlos the...
SciShow Talk Show: Ellen Whittle on Bats, and Carlos the Sinaloan Milk Snake Ellen Whittle talks about her thesis research on bats and how they use artificial structures as roosts. Then Jessi from Animal Wonders joins the show with Carlos, the Sinaloan Milk Snake. By: SciShow. Support on Subbable: https://subbable.com/scishow
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7:08 PM | Raising red pandas by hand at the National Zoo
When two red panda babies are born in critical condition at Smithsonian’s National Zoo, caretakers make the crucial decision to raise them by hand. The post Raising red pandas by hand at the National Zoo appeared first on Smithsonian Science.
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2:30 PM | These Larvae Glow in the Dark, Then Eat You
Well, they'll only eat you if you're a tasty insect. A few years ago, wildlife photographer Jeff Cremer was traipsing about the Peruvian rainforest when he noticed some glowing green dots scattered in the dirt. He returned to investigate with some entomologists.Read more...

November 17, 2014

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8:00 PM | Why Are All the Sea Stars Dying?
For the last year and a half, sea stars all along North America's Pacific coast - from Baja California all the way to Alaska - have been withering away into nothingness. Today, researchers announced they've found the culprit: it's a virus.Read more...
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5:49 PM | Tigers in trouble, lyrebird lasers & why an anaconda...
Tigers in trouble, lyrebird lasers & why an anaconda won’t eat you Staff at Taiwan’s Taipei Zoo work to nurse a baby pangolin back to health, new protections for migratory species, some bad news for tigers, a lyrebird that sounds like a ray gun, and why an anaconda is unlikely to eat you. Get these stories and more in this week’s blast of wildlife news! By: Earth Touch.
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1:11 AM | See how sidewinder snakes successfully slither slippery...
See how sidewinder snakes successfully slither slippery slopes In this week’s episode we learn how researchers are working to stop Ebola in its tracks. We explore ways to streamline air traffic control, saving fuel and airport emissions. We discover how desert sidewinder rattlesnakes slither sandy slopes—and finally we discover Ice Age infants buried more than 11,000 years ago. By: National Science Foundation.

November 16, 2014

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5:49 PM | Scientists Recreate Dodo Bird with Lasers The dodo bird has...
Scientists Recreate Dodo Bird with Lasers The dodo bird has been extinct for around 3 centuries, in no small part because of humans. Sorry, dodos. We’ve only had drawings and composite skeletons to work with for the most part, except for one skeleton from a private collector. Using 3D laser scanning, scientists were able to get a clearer view of what the dodo looked like, and un-surprisingly, our general perception was wrong! What was the dodo really like? Kim Horcher, Fon Davis […]
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12:22 AM | November updates: Porcupine, Raven, Cavy, Snake, and Foxes! by...
November updates: Porcupine, Raven, Cavy, Snake, and Foxes! by animalwondersmontana: Highlights of the last few months video! I got to talk about the newest Ambassadors and fulfill my lifelong dream of fake drink drinking. At some point we need to just strap a gopro to my head and go for a fox walk together.

November 15, 2014

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10:44 PM | Arctic Bison Mummy! by scishow: SciShow News explains how...
Arctic Bison Mummy! by scishow: SciShow News explains how Wikipedia has been used to track, and even predict, outbreaks of disease all over the world, and then introduces you to the most complete naturally mummified bison ever found. Support on Subbable: https://subbable.com/scishow

November 13, 2014

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6:20 PM | This Is As Close To A Real Unicorn As We're Going To Get
A hunter in Slovenia recently stumbled upon a creature sporting a single, unicorn-like antler at the top of its head. But could it really be the mythical creature of yore? Read more...

November 12, 2014

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6:38 PM | 10 Fearless Animals Maddie Moate counts down ten of...
10 Fearless Animals Maddie Moate counts down ten of nature’s most fearless animals. By: Earth Unplugged.
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2:11 PM | A Goat For Thanksgiving
Biology concepts – cornucopia, goat, nutrition, sustainability, browser/grazer, Cassandra hypothesisThe image on top is the traditional cornucopia, filled with foods or riches. The bottom image is the version form the Hunger Games movies, filled with survival gear and weaponry. Boy, did they go the other way with that idea. I prefer a different Horn of Plenty, the Dizzie Gillespie album from 1953.Thanksgiving is a traditional time to remember the work of planting and tending, and to be […]

O'Callaghan YC, O'Brien NM, Kenny O, Harrington T, Brunton N & Smyth TJ (2014). Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Wild Irish Mushroom Extracts in RAW264.7 Mouse Macrophage Cells., Journal of medicinal food, PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25136763

Liu YT, Sun J, Luo ZY, Rao SQ, Su YJ, Xu RR & Yang YJ (2012). Chemical composition of five wild edible mushrooms collected from Southwest China and their antihyperglycemic and antioxidant activity., Food and chemical toxicology : an international journal published for the British Industrial Biological Research Association, 50 (5) 1238-44. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22300772

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1:40 PM | Panama shatters raptor migration record
More than two million migrating raptors passed over Panama City on Sunday, Nov. 2, doubling the previous record of almost 900,000 tallied in a single […] The post Panama shatters raptor migration record appeared first on Smithsonian Science.

November 11, 2014

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11:32 PM | Paleontologists discover fossil of bizarre groundhog-like mammal...
Paleontologists discover fossil of bizarre groundhog-like mammal on Madagascar NSF-funded scientists from Stony Brook University have discovered an almost complete skull of a previously unknown mammal that likely resembled a large modern-day groundhog and lived alongside dinosaurs. For more information visit: http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=133092 By: National Science Foundation.
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5:49 PM | 5 Facts About the Arapaima / Pirarucu The arapaima, pirarucu,...
5 Facts About the Arapaima / Pirarucu The arapaima, pirarucu, or paiche (Arapaima) is a genus of bonytongue native to the Amazon and Essequibo basins in South America. They are the largest freshwater fish of South America, and among the largest freshwater fish in the world. Here I address the top 5 facts you may not have known about this freshwater giant. By: Biophilia.

November 10, 2014

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9:05 PM | What Does My Dog’s Yawn Mean? Dogs communicate by...
What Does My Dog’s Yawn Mean? Dogs communicate by yawning, and it’s complex to figure out what they might mean. By: Brain Stuff.
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6:17 PM | The Dancing Kiwa Puravida (Yeti Crab)
Kiwa PuravidaCredit: Andrew ThurberKingdom: AnimaliaPhylum: ArthropodaSubphylum: CrustaceaClass: MalacostracaOrder: DecapodaInfraorder: AnomuraFamily: KiwaidaeGenus: KiwaSpecies: Kiwa puravidaConservation Status: Not assessedCommon Name: Yeti crabMeet Kiwa puravida, a recently discovered deep-sea dwelling decapod and one of three species informally known as "yeti crabs". The other two are kiwa hirsuta and a creature commonly known as the "Hoff […]

Thurber, A., Jones, W. & Schnabel, K. (2011). Dancing for Food in the Deep Sea: Bacterial Farming by a New Species of Yeti Crab, PLoS ONE, 6 (11) DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0026243

Roterman CN, Copley JT, Linse KT, Tyler PA & Rogers AD (2013). The biogeography of the yeti crabs (Kiwaidae) with notes on the phylogeny of the Chirostyloidea (Decapoda: Anomura)., Proceedings. Biological sciences / The Royal Society, 280 (1764) 20130718. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23782878

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6:17 PM | The Dancing Kiwa Puravida (Yeti Crab)
Kiwa PuravidaCredit: Andrew ThurberKingdom: AnimaliaPhylum: ArthropodaSubphylum: CrustaceaClass: MalacostracaOrder: DecapodaInfraorder: AnomuraFamily: KiwaidaeGenus: KiwaSpecies: Kiwa puravidaConservation Status: Not assessedCommon Name: Yeti crabMeet Kiwa puravida, a recently discovered deep-sea dwelling decapod and one of three species informally known as "yeti crabs". The other two are kiwa hirsuta and a creature commonly known as the "Hoff […]

Thurber, A., Jones, W. & Schnabel, K. (2011). Dancing for Food in the Deep Sea: Bacterial Farming by a New Species of Yeti Crab, PLoS ONE, 6 (11) DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0026243

Roterman CN, Copley JT, Linse KT, Tyler PA & Rogers AD (2013). The biogeography of the yeti crabs (Kiwaidae) with notes on the phylogeny of the Chirostyloidea (Decapoda: Anomura)., Proceedings. Biological sciences / The Royal Society, 280 (1764) 20130718. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23782878

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6:17 PM | The Dancing Kiwa Puravida (Yeti Crab)
Kiwa PuravidaCredit: Andrew ThurberKingdom: AnimaliaPhylum: ArthropodaSubphylum: CrustaceaClass: MalacostracaOrder: DecapodaInfraorder: AnomuraFamily: KiwaidaeGenus: KiwaSpecies: Kiwa puravidaConservation Status: Not assessedCommon Name: Yeti crabMeet Kiwa puravida, a recently discovered deep-sea dwelling decapod and one of three species informally known as "yeti crabs". The other two are kiwa hirsuta and a creature commonly known as the "Hoff […]

Thurber, A., Jones, W. & Schnabel, K. (2011). Dancing for Food in the Deep Sea: Bacterial Farming by a New Species of Yeti Crab, PLoS ONE, 6 (11) DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0026243

Roterman CN, Copley JT, Linse KT, Tyler PA & Rogers AD (2013). The biogeography of the yeti crabs (Kiwaidae) with notes on the phylogeny of the Chirostyloidea (Decapoda: Anomura)., Proceedings. Biological sciences / The Royal Society, 280 (1764) 20130718. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23782878

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6:17 PM | The Dancing Kiwa Puravida (Yeti Crab)
Kiwa PuravidaCredit: Andrew ThurberKingdom: AnimaliaPhylum: ArthropodaSubphylum: CrustaceaClass: MalacostracaOrder: DecapodaInfraorder: AnomuraFamily: KiwaidaeGenus: KiwaSpecies: Kiwa puravidaConservation Status: Not assessedCommon Name: Yeti crabMeet Kiwa puravida, a recently discovered deep-sea dwelling decapod and one of three species informally known as "yeti crabs". The other two are kiwa hirsuta and a creature commonly known as the "Hoff […]

Thurber, A., Jones, W. & Schnabel, K. (2011). Dancing for Food in the Deep Sea: Bacterial Farming by a New Species of Yeti Crab, PLoS ONE, 6 (11) DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0026243

Roterman CN, Copley JT, Linse KT, Tyler PA & Rogers AD (2013). The biogeography of the yeti crabs (Kiwaidae) with notes on the phylogeny of the Chirostyloidea (Decapoda: Anomura)., Proceedings. Biological sciences / The Royal Society, 280 (1764) 20130718. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23782878

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6:17 PM | The Dancing Kiwa Puravida (Yeti Crab)
Kiwa PuravidaCredit: Andrew ThurberKingdom: AnimaliaPhylum: ArthropodaSubphylum: CrustaceaClass: MalacostracaOrder: DecapodaInfraorder: AnomuraFamily: KiwaidaeGenus: KiwaSpecies: Kiwa puravidaConservation Status: Not assessedCommon Name: Yeti crabMeet Kiwa puravida, a recently discovered deep-sea dwelling decapod and one of three species informally known as "yeti crabs". The other two are kiwa hirsuta and a creature commonly known as the "Hoff […]

Thurber, A., Jones, W. & Schnabel, K. (2011). Dancing for Food in the Deep Sea: Bacterial Farming by a New Species of Yeti Crab, PLoS ONE, 6 (11) DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0026243

Roterman CN, Copley JT, Linse KT, Tyler PA & Rogers AD (2013). The biogeography of the yeti crabs (Kiwaidae) with notes on the phylogeny of the Chirostyloidea (Decapoda: Anomura)., Proceedings. Biological sciences / The Royal Society, 280 (1764) 20130718. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23782878

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6:17 PM | The Dancing Kiwa Puravida (Yeti Crab)
Kiwa PuravidaCredit: Andrew ThurberKingdom: AnimaliaPhylum: ArthropodaSubphylum: CrustaceaClass: MalacostracaOrder: DecapodaInfraorder: AnomuraFamily: KiwaidaeGenus: KiwaSpecies: Kiwa puravidaConservation Status: Not assessedCommon Name: Yeti crabMeet Kiwa puravida, a recently discovered deep-sea dwelling decapod and one of three species informally known as "yeti crabs". The other two are kiwa hirsuta and a creature commonly known as the "Hoff […]

Thurber, A., Jones, W. & Schnabel, K. (2011). Dancing for Food in the Deep Sea: Bacterial Farming by a New Species of Yeti Crab, PLoS ONE, 6 (11) DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0026243

Roterman CN, Copley JT, Linse KT, Tyler PA & Rogers AD (2013). The biogeography of the yeti crabs (Kiwaidae) with notes on the phylogeny of the Chirostyloidea (Decapoda: Anomura)., Proceedings. Biological sciences / The Royal Society, 280 (1764) 20130718. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23782878

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6:17 PM | The Dancing Kiwa Puravida (Yeti Crab)
Kiwa PuravidaCredit: Andrew ThurberKingdom: AnimaliaPhylum: ArthropodaSubphylum: CrustaceaClass: MalacostracaOrder: DecapodaInfraorder: AnomuraFamily: KiwaidaeGenus: KiwaSpecies: Kiwa puravidaConservation Status: Not assessedCommon Name: Yeti crabMeet Kiwa puravida, a recently discovered deep-sea dwelling decapod and one of three species informally known as "yeti crabs". The other two are kiwa hirsuta and a creature commonly known as the "Hoff […]

Thurber, A., Jones, W. & Schnabel, K. (2011). Dancing for Food in the Deep Sea: Bacterial Farming by a New Species of Yeti Crab, PLoS ONE, 6 (11) DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0026243

Roterman CN, Copley JT, Linse KT, Tyler PA & Rogers AD (2013). The biogeography of the yeti crabs (Kiwaidae) with notes on the phylogeny of the Chirostyloidea (Decapoda: Anomura)., Proceedings. Biological sciences / The Royal Society, 280 (1764) 20130718. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23782878

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6:17 PM | The Dancing Kiwa Puravida (Yeti Crab)
Kiwa PuravidaCredit: Andrew ThurberKingdom: AnimaliaPhylum: ArthropodaSubphylum: CrustaceaClass: MalacostracaOrder: DecapodaInfraorder: AnomuraFamily: KiwaidaeGenus: KiwaSpecies: Kiwa puravidaConservation Status: Not assessedCommon Name: Yeti crabMeet Kiwa puravida, a recently discovered deep-sea dwelling decapod and one of three species informally known as "yeti crabs". The other two are kiwa hirsuta and a creature commonly known as the "Hoff […]

Thurber, A., Jones, W. & Schnabel, K. (2011). Dancing for Food in the Deep Sea: Bacterial Farming by a New Species of Yeti Crab, PLoS ONE, 6 (11) DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0026243

Roterman CN, Copley JT, Linse KT, Tyler PA & Rogers AD (2013). The biogeography of the yeti crabs (Kiwaidae) with notes on the phylogeny of the Chirostyloidea (Decapoda: Anomura)., Proceedings. Biological sciences / The Royal Society, 280 (1764) 20130718. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23782878

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November 09, 2014

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10:43 PM | The sordid truth of #MontyThePenguin’s sex life | Shed...
The sordid truth of #MontyThePenguin’s sex life | Shed Science Might Monty the Penguin from John Lewis’s 2014 Christmas advert actually be sucker for prostitutes and a “hooligan cock”? Let’s see what science has to say about Adélie penguins and their sex lives! TRIGGER WARNING: contains discussion of rape I should add, to avoid potential confusion, that preventing missed opportunities to form a pair is by no means the only reason why this strategy should […]
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9:54 PM | Shark Finning vs Shark Fishing Shark finning is a hot topic in...
Shark Finning vs Shark Fishing Shark finning is a hot topic in marine conservation but it is also one rife with inaccuracies and misconceptions. In Part 1 of this special Insider on shark conservation, we take a closer look at the wasteful and cruel practice of shark finning and what is being done to regulate this multibillion-dollar industry. From a team of marine CSIs to new laws restricting international trade, is there hope for dwindling global shark populations? By: Earth Touch.
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8:16 PM | Penguin robots, a GoPro elephant & Katie Melua’s...
Penguin robots, a GoPro elephant & Katie Melua’s spider surprise Tourists discover a lone wolf in the Grand Canyon, a self-proclaimed “thrill-seeking idiot” rides a dead whale, Katie Melua finds a spider hiding out in her ear & an elephant takes up filmmaking. Catch these stories and more in this week’s roundup of wildlife news! By: Earth Touch.
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6:38 PM | The Arctic ground squirrel sheds light on circadian rhythms The...
The Arctic ground squirrel sheds light on circadian rhythms The Arctic ground squirrel has developed highly specialized adaptations to extreme environments, and they have a lot to teach us about circadian rhythms and biological clocks. This species maintains circadian rhythms throughout the Arctic summer, despite the almost ceaseless daylight during this period. Their body clocks have evolved to work just fine without the help of the day/night cycle, which is so important to other […]
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