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Lack of oxygen killed prehistoric gigantic flying insects

Prehistoric gigantic flying insects, including a dragonfly with a wingspan of 75cm, died millions of years ago due to a lack of oxygen in water which had made them giant in the first place, according to a new study Continue reading “Lack of oxygen killed prehistoric gigantic flying insects” »  More...

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By BioNews On Wednesday, July 27th, 2011
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South American dolphins ‘use electric fields to hunt prey’

A dolphin species that lives around the east coast of South America is the first placental mammal to have the ability to sense electric fields of their prey, scientists have found Continue reading “South More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, July 19th, 2011
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‘Loch Ness monster’ captured on video in Alaska

Alaska may have its own version of a Loch Ness monster, according to prominent cryptozoologists, who are investigating a video from 2009 Continue reading “‘Loch Ness monster’ captured on video in Alaska” More...

By BioNews On Friday, July 15th, 2011
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Kelp, other seaweed could provide biofuels in future

Scientists have found that aquatic biorefinery Kelp and other seaweed could be biofuels of the future, avoiding competition with food crops for land and scarce freshwater resources Continue reading “Kelp, More...

By BioNews On Thursday, July 14th, 2011
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Fish behaviour changes in front of onlookers

A close study of fish has shown that their behaviour with other fish gets influenced in the presence of Continue reading “Fish behaviour changes in front of onlookers” »  More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, July 5th, 2011
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Krill ‘could be vital in fertilizing Southern Ocean with iron’

A new research has revealed that a shrimp-like creature at the heart of the Antarctic food chain could be playing a key role in fertilizing the Southern Ocean with iron Continue reading “Krill ‘could be More...

By BioNews On Sunday, May 22nd, 2011
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Project ‘Squid Skin’ looks to decode cephalopods” skills at camouflage

Some marine animals known as coleoid cephalopods, which includes octopus, squid, and cuttlefish are wizards of camouflage. While these masters of disguise change their appearance based on visual cues Continue reading More...

By BioNews On Thursday, May 19th, 2011
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Octopuses found to be capable of complex limb movement

There is much more to octopuses than guessing the winner of a soccer championship. A recent study has revealed that the eight-legged creature can also show some pretty good moves Continue reading “Octopuses More...

By BioNews On Wednesday, May 18th, 2011
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Rising greenhouse gases ‘may lead to another mass extinction of marine life’

A new study has warned that the rapidly increasing levels of greenhouse gases in our oceans could lead to another mass extinction of marine life that happened during prehistoric times Continue reading “Rising More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, May 17th, 2011
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Study explores effectiveness of animal camouflage in visual space of predators

A team of researchers from MBL, West Point are one step closer to understanding how a colorblind animal adopts near-perfect camouflage in a variety of backgrounds Continue reading “Study explores effectiveness More...