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  • A record number of West Coast whales were entangled in crab fishing gear

    A record number of West Coast whales were entangled in crab fishing gear
    An unusually large number of whales dining in areas off the West Coast also prized by the fishing industry is contributing to an alarming surgeĀ in the number of cetaceans entangled in crabbing gear. Environmental groups are urging state fisheries...
  • Around Broadneck: Of fairy shrimp and peepers – the vernal pools of Corcoran Woods

    Around Broadneck: Of fairy shrimp and peepers – the vernal pools of Corcoran Woods
    When Anne Arundel Community College professor Susan Lamont takes a stroll in Corcoran Woods, it is no casual jaunt. The professor, a member of the biology department, pulls on a pair of sterilized, heavy-duty knee-high rubber boots. Accompanied by...
  • Catching fish spares birds and jets at Orlando airport

    Catching fish spares birds and jets at Orlando airport
    One way to prevent birds from smacking into planes at Orlando International Airport is to catch trophy bass and bluegills, and not with a hook and worm. On a recent morning, as jets erupted skyward just beyond the curtain of trees ringing Mud Lake,...
  • Woolly mammoth genome could shed light on extinctions

    Woolly mammoth genome could shed light on extinctions
    In what may be a first for a long-extinct non-human animal -- and certainly for an extinct creature of such stature -- scientists have assembled the complete genome of the woolly mammoth, gaining insight into why the last surviving population of the great...
  • Catching non-native species is rewarding

    Catching non-native species is rewarding
    Exotic species are a nuisance in South Florida's lakes and canals, but they're fun to catch and good to eat. They can also pay off for those who compete in the Everglades Non-Native Fish Round Up. The sixth annual event, hosted by the Everglades...
  • Study finds equality between sexes at moment of conception

    Study finds equality between sexes at moment of conception
    NEW YORK — Every year, slightly more boy babies than girl babies are born worldwide. But back when sperm meets egg, the two sexes are conceived in equal numbers, a new study suggests. That contradicts the idea found in many textbooks and...
  • Vampire squids have unusual reproductive habits that hint at longer lives

    They're not the immortal undead, but vampire squids might just live unusually long lives for cephalopods. In a study published Monday in Current Biology, researchers report that the deep-sea squids have a reproductive strategy unlike any ever seen...
  • UCF prof tests treatment for citrus greening

    UCF prof tests treatment for citrus greening
    University of Central Florida professor Swadeshmukul Santra was at a conference on citrus greening when an idea came to him that could save the state's ailing citrus industry. That light-bulb moment helped Santra, who works in UCF's NanoScience...
  • Biologists hope lice can attack invasive Brazilian pepper tree

    Biologists hope lice can attack invasive Brazilian pepper tree
    MELBOURNE— Biologists may soon have another biological weapon in their war against the infamous Brazilian pepper tree: an army of jumping plant lice. These tiny insects — called Calophya Latiforceps — have the gall to go up against...
  • Q&A on York bald eagles: Which is the female?

    Q&A on York bald eagles: Which is the female?
    Which eagle is the male, and which is the female? What, exactly, is that strange pile of fur in the nest? Should you panic every time you see the fuzzy, vulnerable eaglets without their parents? More than 1 million people have eagerly watched two...
  • Lake Michigan fishermen's favorite, yellow perch, is in decline

    Lake Michigan fishermen's favorite, yellow perch, is in decline
    As the fisheries managers at the departments of natural resources for those states bordering Lake Michigan research the state of its yellow perch population, new data has been compiled and it's jaw-dropping serious. The findings exonerate those of us...