Posts Tagged ‘mammals’

A Colorful Past

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014
dinosaurs, birds, mammals, color, melanin, melanosomes, maniraptoran, feathers, flight

When did color explode on the scene?

Fragmentation and Extinction

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013
thailand, habitats, fragmentation, habitat, extinction, mammals, invasive, rats, species

How does habitat fragmentation affect extinction rates?

Hungry Sea Otters Save Shorelines

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013
Image by Robert Scoles/NOAA

Researchers are discovering just how vital sea otters are to healthy ecosystems.

Sea Otter Awareness Week

Monday, September 23rd, 2013
sea otters, otters, awareness, disease, threatened, endangered, usgs, population, specimens, marine mammals, mammals

Celebrate these engaging and rebounding animals!

MorphoBank Projects

Monday, April 29th, 2013
Ancestral placental mammal. Credit: Carl Buell

MorphoBank promises 21st-century solutions to studies that began centuries ago.

Unusual Biodiversity Monitors

Thursday, January 31st, 2013
fly, flies, bidoversity, leeches, rainforest, mammals, carrion

Scientists are looking to smaller creatures to help monitor regional biodiversity.

The Nose Knows

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Did the sense of smell lead to larger brains in mammals?

Mammal Size

Monday, November 29th, 2010

When mammals no longer had to share the planet with dinosaurs, my, how they grew!

Warming & Mammal Biodiversity

Monday, May 24th, 2010
CC image by r.i.c.h.

Local researchers have discovered that during the last warming event, small mammals may not have gone extinct, but did lose their diversity.

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