The animals have been inbreeding for millennia, and it’s putting their future at risk.
Researchers are using AI to try to communicate with whales.
Biologists have a new way to save endangered sharks: rescuing eggs from their dead mothers.
One of the ocean’s top predators has met its match.
After a natural disaster hits, volunteers swoop in to assess why some buildings survived and others didn’t.
Fossils of the state’s prehistoric sea dinosaurs can tell us a thing or two about how climate change might one day affect modern animals.
Scientists hope the ability can be turned into an early-warning system.
There are major gaps in our understanding of invasive species.
During the pandemic, hungry Costa Ricans have been resorting to an illegal practice that was once on the decline.
Researchers are stepping up their efforts to understand why—and when—bluffs come crashing down.
Southern giant petrels are known for eating krill and fish. Why are they suddenly hunting birds their own size?
Some animals have benefited from pandemic lockdowns. Others, not so much.
Worm shipments are doing serious environmental damage, but the industry has been slow to adapt.
Ancient crustacean guts are miraculously preserved in a Waukesha quarry.
How a weird 1950s finger food made it big
And yet it took a 19th-century naturalist, a 21st-century grad student, and some Brazilian fishers to crack the mystery.
Nomans Land is no man’s land.
The squishy creatures can pass the notorious marshmallow test.
Murky water poses a growing threat to all sorts of marine life.
Thiamine, a nutrient no organism can live without, is mysteriously lacking in some marine ecosystems.