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October 01, 2014

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8:06 PM | Bats: Wonders of the Night To see all the great bat action,...
Bats: Wonders of the Night To see all the great bat action, please watch in HD! Visit Bat Conservation International to learn more about these amazing species and what we can do to protect them: http://batcon.org/ Uploaded by: It’s Okay To Be Smart.
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7:16 PM | 5 Weird Lobster Facts Lobsters are pretty strange animals. But...
5 Weird Lobster Facts Lobsters are pretty strange animals. But just how strange, exactly? Special thanks to Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce for their assistance with the remote video shoot. Uploaded by: HowStuffWorks.
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12:59 PM | One Thing Is Just Like The Other – Sort Of
Biology concepts – undulipodia, convergent evolution, parallel evolution, homologous structures, re-emergent evolution, atavism, flagella, eukaryote, prokaryoteThis represents the evolution of cell phones over the last couple of decades. The latest models aren’t there since things are changing so fast. Evolution in biology doesn’t always work this way, one thing leading directly to another, sometimes you have to go back to a rotary phone go forward to an iPhone, and sometimes […]

Lahti, D. C., N. A. Johnson, et al. (2009). Relaxed selection in the wild. , Trends in Ecology and Evolution, , 24 (9) 487-496. Other:

Stone G & French V (2003). Evolution: have wings come, gone and come again?, Current biology : CB, 13 (11) 8. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12781152

Wiens JJ (2011). Re-evolution of lost mandibular teeth in frogs after more than 200 million years, and re-evaluating Dollo's law., Evolution; international journal of organic evolution, 65 (5) 1283-96. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21521189

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12:59 PM | One Thing Is Just Like The Other – Sort Of
Biology concepts – undulipodia, convergent evolution, parallel evolution, homologous structures, re-emergent evolution, atavism, flagella, eukaryote, prokaryoteThis represents the evolution of cell phones over the last couple of decades. The latest models aren’t there since things are changing so fast. Evolution in biology doesn’t always work this way, one thing leading directly to another, sometimes you have to go back to a rotary phone go forward to an iPhone, and sometimes […]

Lahti, D. C., N. A. Johnson, et al. (2009). Relaxed selection in the wild. , Trends in Ecology and Evolution, , 24 (9) 487-496. Other:

Stone G & French V (2003). Evolution: have wings come, gone and come again?, Current biology : CB, 13 (11) 8. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12781152

Wiens JJ (2011). Re-evolution of lost mandibular teeth in frogs after more than 200 million years, and re-evaluating Dollo's law., Evolution; international journal of organic evolution, 65 (5) 1283-96. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21521189

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12:59 PM | One Thing Is Just Like The Other – Sort Of
Biology concepts – undulipodia, convergent evolution, parallel evolution, homologous structures, re-emergent evolution, atavism, flagella, eukaryote, prokaryoteThis represents the evolution of cell phones over the last couple of decades. The latest models aren’t there since things are changing so fast. Evolution in biology doesn’t always work this way, one thing leading directly to another, sometimes you have to go back to a rotary phone go forward to an iPhone, and sometimes […]

Lahti, D. C., N. A. Johnson, et al. (2009). Relaxed selection in the wild. , Trends in Ecology and Evolution, , 24 (9) 487-496. Other:

Stone G & French V (2003). Evolution: have wings come, gone and come again?, Current biology : CB, 13 (11) 8. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12781152

Wiens JJ (2011). Re-evolution of lost mandibular teeth in frogs after more than 200 million years, and re-evaluating Dollo's law., Evolution; international journal of organic evolution, 65 (5) 1283-96. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21521189

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September 30, 2014

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12:26 PM | New Poison Dart Frog from Panama
A bright orange poison dart frog with a unique call was discovered in Donoso, Panama, and described by researchers from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Instituteand […] The post New Poison Dart Frog from Panama appeared first on Smithsonian Science.
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11:01 AM | Diversity of resident crabs is key to coral survival
Imagine sitting down at your favorite restaurant when something under the table begins painfully pinching and snipping at your toes. This is basically how T. […] The post Diversity of resident crabs is key to coral survival appeared first on Smithsonian Science.

September 29, 2014

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11:22 PM | Bracken Cave: Home to the world’s largest bat colony As...
Bracken Cave: Home to the world’s largest bat colony As many as twenty million Mexican free-tailed bats spend their summer months in Bracken Cave, Texas making it home to the largest congregation of warm-blooded animals in the world. Join journalist Millie Kerr as she captures the unforgettable sight of these bats emerging at dusk to feed, and spends some time with leading bat expert and photographer, Merlin Tuttle to discuss the threats facing these often misunderstood […]
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2:18 PM | Neat news from the TetZoo-sphere
Here are some amazing things that me and my friends have been talking about lately. They all concern fascinating discoveries or insights into unusual aspects of tetrapod behaviour. We’ll start... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

September 28, 2014

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11:22 PM | Autumn Preparations Jessi gives some tips on ways for you to...
Autumn Preparations Jessi gives some tips on ways for you to help your domestic and captive animals transition from Summer to Autumn. If you have any questions, comments, or tips about how to make sure you and your pet are prepared for Autumn we’d love to hear them! Uploaded by: AnimalWonders Montana. Support on Subbable.
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11:05 PM | Un-reclaiming the name – I am not a zoologist
[Disclaimer - this is just my opinion. I do not speak for everyone at EcoEvo@TCD] Recently on Twitter there has been a call to “reclaim the name” of Botany accompanied with the hashtag: #iamabotanist. The response has been really cool – lots of different scientists working on different questions have posted pictures of themselves on Twitter, often with their plants. It’s amazing the diversity of researchers out there who identify as botanists. But why try to reclaim the […]
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8:54 PM | World Youth Rhino Summit, coyote cull & a fake shark...
World Youth Rhino Summit, coyote cull & a fake shark attack California begins its controversial coyote cull, rangers give an anti-poaching demonstration at the World Youth Rhino Summit, a rare flying squirrel may get endangered species protections and Elissa Sursara fakes a shark attack. Get the scoop on these stories and more in this week’s blast of wildlife news! Uploaded by: Earth Touch.
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8:54 AM | Andinobates Geminisae: New Fingernail Sized Poison Dart Frog from Panama
This is the hololotype specimen that the researchers used to describe the newly discovered Andinobates geminisaeCredit: Cesar Jaramillo, STRIA team of scientists from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, the Universidad Autónoma de Chiriquí in Panama, and the Universidad de los Andes in Colombia recently announced the discovery of a new bright orange poison dart frog. The new species is so small that it can fit on a fingernail and was found in a rain forest near the […]

BATISTA, A., JARAMILLO, C., PONCE, M. & CRAWFORD, A. (2014). A new species of Andinobates (Amphibia: Anura: Dendrobatidae) from west central Panama, Zootaxa, 3866 (3) 333. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.3866.3.2

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September 27, 2014

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10:30 PM | And Now, Big Cats Tasting Marmite
This video is perfect. I have nothing to add.Read more...
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4:00 PM | Giant, Worm-Slurping Leech Filmed For The First Time
For the first time, filmmakers in the forests of Borneo's Mount Kinabalu have documented the so-repulsive-it's-captivating behavior of a large, red, worm-guzzling predator. While it remains unclassified by science, the animal is known to the area's tribespeople, fittingly, as the "Giant Red Leech."Read more...
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4:00 AM | Dog Sense: How the New Science of Dog Behavior Can Make You a Better Friend to Your Pet
By John Bradshaw Synopsis: Dogs have been mankind’s faithful companions for tens of thousands of years, yet today they are regularly treated as either pack-following wolves or furry humans. The truth is, dogs are neither–and our […]

September 23, 2014

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5:23 PM | Why do lions roar?
Lion start vocalizing as soon as they’re born. But when and why do they start to roar? We ask caretakers at Smithsonian’s National Zoo. The post Why do lions roar? appeared first on Smithsonian Science.

September 18, 2014

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11:40 PM | Camera Traps Capture "Fantastically Bizarre" Animal Hitchhiking
Earlier this month, conservationists working in South Africa's Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park were very suprised when they reviewed photos snapped by their camera trap. Images revealed a mongoose-like genet hitch-hiking on the backs of at least two different species of animals — behavior never seen in the mammal. Read more...
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8:30 PM | Mammals Respond Instinctively To The Cries Of Other Species' Babies
If you've ever found yourself moved by the sound of a mewling kitten, or a whimpering pup, you know that our species can and does respond to the cries of other animals – but newly published findings suggest this quality is not unique to humans.Read more...
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12:00 PM | Pythons and the Land - The Bangladesh Python Project Part IV --Guest Post--
By Jon Hakim Make sure to start at Part I. “Snake call!  It's the python.  Are you up?  We got a call for the python.” The words were almost the same, but I woke up to see that Caesar's face held a grimace.  The call he feared had come.  Let's back up to the night before. In the last post I left you in a moment of triumph.  Kanai had led four of us right to our target species

Rahman, Shahriar Caesar & et al. (2013). Monsoon does matter: annual activity patterns in a snake assemblage from Bangladesh, The Herpetological Journal, 23 203-208.

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September 17, 2014

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10:18 PM | A Man Howls At The Woods – And The Woods Howl Back
It's call and response, coyote-style. And it's one of the most intense examples of human-animal communication you've ever heard. Read more...

September 15, 2014

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9:57 AM | Turritopsis Dohrnii - Is It Really Immortal?
The "Immortal" JellyfishCredit: Peter Schuchert/The Hydrozoa DirectoryKingdom: AnimaliaPhylum: CnidariaClass: HydrozoaOrder: AnthoathecataFamily: OceaniidaeGenus: TurritopsisSpecies: Turritopsis dohrnii (formerly classified as T. nutricula.)Common Name: The immortal jellyfishMost of the animals featured on the site are chosen based on their unusual looks. However, this not the case with Turritopsis dohrnii, which seemingly has no notable morphological characteristics. On the outside, […]

Martínez DE (1998). Mortality patterns suggest lack of senescence in hydra., Experimental gerontology, 33 (3) 217-25. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9615920

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9:57 AM | Turritopsis Dohrnii - Is It Really Immortal?
The "Immortal" JellyfishCredit: Peter Schuchert/The Hydrozoa DirectoryKingdom: AnimaliaPhylum: CnidariaClass: HydrozoaOrder: AnthoathecataFamily: OceaniidaeGenus: TurritopsisSpecies: Turritopsis dohrnii (formerly classified as T. nutricula.)Common Name: The immortal jellyfishMost of the animals featured on the site are chosen based on their unusual looks. However, this not the case with Turritopsis dohrnii, which seemingly has no notable morphological characteristics. On the outside, […]

Martínez DE (1998). Mortality patterns suggest lack of senescence in hydra., Experimental gerontology, 33 (3) 217-25. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9615920

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9:57 AM | Turritopsis Dohrnii - Is It Really Immortal?
The "Immortal" JellyfishCredit: Peter Schuchert/The Hydrozoa DirectoryKingdom: AnimaliaPhylum: CnidariaClass: HydrozoaOrder: AnthoathecataFamily: OceaniidaeGenus: TurritopsisSpecies: Turritopsis dohrnii (formerly classified as T. nutricula.)Common Name: The immortal jellyfishMost of the animals featured on the site are chosen based on their unusual looks. However, this not the case with Turritopsis dohrnii, which seemingly has no notable morphological characteristics. On the outside, […]

Martínez DE (1998). Mortality patterns suggest lack of senescence in hydra., Experimental gerontology, 33 (3) 217-25. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9615920

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September 13, 2014

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5:00 PM | These Wasps Built Their Colony On A Window – And The View Is Incredible
Here's something you don't see every day: A glimpse at the internal structure of a rather large (and rather occupied) wasp nest. Put down the flamethrower and check it out. Trust us on this one, you'll want to see this.Read more...

September 11, 2014

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6:25 PM | Baby bird study proves innate ability for midair maneuvers
How did the earliest birds take wing? Did they fall from trees and learn to flap their forelimbs to avoid crashing? Or did they run […] The post Baby bird study proves innate ability for midair maneuvers appeared first on Smithsonian Science.
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4:00 AM | Gifts of the Crow: How Perception, Emotion, and Thought Allow Smart Birds to Behave Like Humans
By John Marzluff and Tony Angell  Synopsis: Crows are mischievous, playful, social, and passionate. They have brains that are huge for their body size and exhibit an avian kind of eloquence. They mate for life and associate with relatives […]

September 10, 2014

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11:42 AM | Indian Purple Frog (Pignosed Frog)
Indian Purple FrogCredit: Karthickbala at ta.wikipedia (CC-BY-SA-3.0)via Wikimedia CommonsKingdom: AnimaliaPhylum: ChordataClass: AmphibiaOrder: AnuraFamily: SooglossidaeGenus: NasikabatrachusSpecies: Nasikabatrachus sahyadrensisConservation Status: EndageredCommon name(s):  Indian purple frog, Pignosed frog, Indian purple frogMeet the Indian puple frog, an endangered and odd-looking species of frog from the mountains of India’s Western Ghats.The species was formally […]

Biju SD & Bossuyt F (2003). New frog family from India reveals an ancient biogeographical link with the Seychelles., Nature, 425 (6959) 711-4. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14562102

Thomas A, Suyesh R, Biju SD & Bee MA (2014). Vocal behavior of the elusive purple frog of India (Nasikabatrachus sahyadrensis), a fossorial species endemic to the Western Ghats., PloS one, 9 (2) PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24516517

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11:42 AM | Indian Purple Frog (Pignosed Frog)
Indian Purple FrogCredit: Karthickbala at ta.wikipedia (CC-BY-SA-3.0)via Wikimedia CommonsKingdom: AnimaliaPhylum: ChordataClass: AmphibiaOrder: AnuraFamily: SooglossidaeGenus: NasikabatrachusSpecies: Nasikabatrachus sahyadrensisConservation Status: EndageredCommon name(s):  Indian purple frog, Pignosed frog, Indian purple frogMeet the Indian puple frog, an endangered and odd-looking species of frog from the mountains of India’s Western Ghats.The species was formally […]

Biju SD & Bossuyt F (2003). New frog family from India reveals an ancient biogeographical link with the Seychelles., Nature, 425 (6959) 711-4. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14562102

Thomas A, Suyesh R, Biju SD & Bee MA (2014). Vocal behavior of the elusive purple frog of India (Nasikabatrachus sahyadrensis), a fossorial species endemic to the Western Ghats., PloS one, 9 (2) PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24516517

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11:42 AM | Indian Purple Frog (Pignosed Frog)
Indian Purple FrogCredit: Karthickbala at ta.wikipedia (CC-BY-SA-3.0)via Wikimedia CommonsKingdom: AnimaliaPhylum: ChordataClass: AmphibiaOrder: AnuraFamily: SooglossidaeGenus: NasikabatrachusSpecies: Nasikabatrachus sahyadrensisConservation Status: EndageredCommon name(s):  Indian purple frog, Pignosed frog, Indian purple frogMeet the Indian puple frog, an endangered and odd-looking species of frog from the mountains of India’s Western Ghats.The species was formally […]

Biju SD & Bossuyt F (2003). New frog family from India reveals an ancient biogeographical link with the Seychelles., Nature, 425 (6959) 711-4. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14562102

Thomas A, Suyesh R, Biju SD & Bee MA (2014). Vocal behavior of the elusive purple frog of India (Nasikabatrachus sahyadrensis), a fossorial species endemic to the Western Ghats., PloS one, 9 (2) PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24516517

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