| Apr 28, 2015
| 3:24 PM
An unusually large number of whales dining in areas off the West Coast also prized by the fishing industry is contributing to an alarming surge in the number of cetaceans entangled in crabbing gear.
Environmental groups are urging state fisheries...
| Apr 10, 2015
| 10:47 AM
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.
| Apr 25, 2015
| 12:00 PM
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,...
| Apr 23, 2015
| 1:14 PM
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...
| Apr 21, 2015
| 3:27 PM
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...
| Apr 4, 2015
| 7:32 PM
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...
| Apr 20, 2015
| 9:34 PM
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...
| Apr 19, 2015
| 10:01 AM
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...
| Apr 18, 2015
| 8:42 AM
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...
| Apr 2, 2015
| 2:49 PM
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...
| Apr 17, 2015
| 5:48 PM
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...