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#FieldworkFriday: Capture & Release

#FieldworkFriday: Capture & Release

Summer 2013 I completed the 2nd field season of an ongoing Capture-Mark-Recapture project for African Giant Pouched Rats (CM) Cricetomys ansorgei (formerly C.

September 13, 2013 — DNLee
Cute Isopod ISO Sweet Beach. Likes: Sand. Dislikes: Grooming

Cute Isopod ISO Sweet Beach. Likes: Sand. Dislikes: Grooming

Pandas, lions, and elk and their ilk often find their way onto the covers of conservationists’ marketing materials. But I think relying exclusively on big furry animals (industry codename: charasmatic megafauna) means they are missing out on some potentially awesome spokes-creatures...

September 11, 2013 — Jennifer Frazer
Butterfly watch: four legs vs. six legs

Butterfly watch: four legs vs. six legs

After last years rains and the late snows of winter, this summer has been a really good one for British butterflies. As August has now come to an end, and summer technically turns into autumn, I thought it was time for another butterfly post...

September 7, 2013 — S.E. Gould
Do Octopuses Feel Pain?

Do Octopuses Feel Pain?

The past couple posts have described some pretty severe experiments on octopuses, including: showing how octopus arms can grow back after inflicted damage and how even severed octopus arms can react to stimuli...

August 30, 2013 — Katherine Harmon Courage
The Attack of the Giant Water Bug

The Attack of the Giant Water Bug

In the creeks and ponds of the world — including America — lives an insect that can reach four inches long and bears a pair of giant pincers and a beak for injective digestive enzymes into its victim...

August 27, 2013 — Jennifer Frazer
Olinguito: New Kid on the Block

Olinguito: New Kid on the Block

The olinguito has become a science media darling this past week. And why not? It’s small and furry and doesn’t look quite like anything you’ve seen before.

August 20, 2013 — Brian Malow
#DispatchesDNLee: Finally Trapping

#DispatchesDNLee: Finally Trapping

It took longer to get,set up but I am finally trapping. That means I’m collecting data. Woo, hoo! Here is a peek into all of the fun I’ve had working hard in Tanzania!

May 14, 2013 — DNLee
New Technology Saves Old Dioramas [Slide Show]

New Technology Saves Old Dioramas [Slide Show]

Conservators, curators and taxidermists developed novel techniques to preserve the past with an eye to the future as they restored aging animal dioramas at the American Museum of Natural History...

November 16, 2012
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