Zoology

Competition Pressured Killer Whales into Menopause
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Selfish daughters, not altruistic grandmothers, could explain the evolution of menopause.

The Surprising Side Effect of Anti-Anxiety Medication—on Salmon
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Salmon exposed to oxazepam migrate nearly twice as fast as their unmedicated counterparts. 

Saving a Coral Reef, One Transplant at a Time
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First developed in the 1970s, coral reef transplants are finally proving effective.

There Is Life on a Dead Coral Reef
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Even dead and dying reefs still provide essential habitats for some marine life.

Glow-in-the-Dark, Inflatable Sharks Can Also Reproduce Asexually
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Because three superpowers are better than one.

Saving Birds from Oil Spills
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Some sources insist that most birds affected by an oil spill will die prematurely, even if they’ve been carefully cleaned. Two experts weigh in on...

What’s the True Scientific Value of Scientific Whaling?
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A new study shows that countries that participate in lethal scientific whaling do not produce superior scientific research. 

Elevating the Maine Scallop to Haute Cuisine
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Maine scallops are delicious, but lobsters get all the glory. One woman is on a quest to change that.

Two-Headed Shark Discovered in Spain
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A baby shark with twice the bite.

Seabirds’ Death-Defying Dives
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Some seabirds dive into water at astonishing speeds, so why don’t they hurt themselves?

Book Review: The Killer Whale Who Changed the World
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Author Mark Leiren-Young traces the killer whale’s trajectory from reviled to revered.

Living in a Bubble
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These five organisms find home in sea foam.

Book Review: What a Fish Knows
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From using tools to faking orgasms, fish can do more than most people realize.

A Different Kind of Oral History
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Marine mammals have a surprising prevalence of dental disease.

Researchers Discover a Sea Snake Nursery
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Even venomous sea snakes are vulnerable as babies, but their mothers know where to keep them safe. 

Why Running Cold Lets Some Creatures Grow Old
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Geneticists are discovering an intriguing connection between cold bodies and extraordinary longevity. 

What the Ancient Oyster Knows
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Scientists in the emerging field of conservation paleobiology believe that the key to oyster conservation could be contained in ancient shells....

Book Review: Holy Mōlī
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Author Hob Osterlund introduces readers to the fabled seabirds—and her guardian spirits—through an offshoot population on Kaua‘i.

Scientists Discover a Mouth-Breathing Dolphin
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Here’s why that’s really, really weird.

Fast Bird, Slow Food
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In New Zealand, sooty shearwater populations are being restored with the collective knowledge of Māori harvesters and seabird researchers.

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