April 30, 2014

Science Diary: Acoustical Ecology – Sounds

How healthy is an ecosystem? Shh! Just listen, and you’ll have some idea.

April 29, 2014

Science Diary: Acoustical Ecology – Spring Peeper

How do frogs react as a motorcycle cruises past their wetland habitat?

April 28, 2014

Red Squirrels – Sweet Treat

Red Squirrels may be nature’s original harvesters of Maple sugar.

April 25, 2014

Termites: It’s All in the DNA

Scientists are hoping to find a shortcut to hydrogen power- by studying the microbes found in a termite’s gut.

April 24, 2014

Termites: Insect Hydro-Power

Could termites be the key to a clean energy future? Some think that this unpopular insect may be the solution for cheap hydrogen power.

April 23, 2014

Narwhals – Evolution

The narwhal, with its inside-out, eight-foot long tooth, doesn’t just look odd; it is a genuine evolutionary anomaly.

April 22, 2014

Narwhals – Tusking

Tooth cleaning or a nuzzle? Well, maybe both! It’s the tusking behavior of the narwhal.

April 21, 2014

Narwhals – Dance of a Thousand Whales

Ever been on a crowded elevator? Uncomfortable, yes, but imagine doing it with an 8 foot tusk. Welcome to the world of the narwhal.

April 18, 2014

Narwhals – Inside Out

Teeth are ideally strong, hard, and pearly white, right? Not for the narwhal and its inside out tusk.

April 17, 2014

Narwhals – Sensitivity

How does a whale say ‘ouch’? Scientists studying the narwhal’s unusual tusk-like tooth try to tackle that problem.

April 16, 2014

Narwhals – Tubes

Tender teeth hurt, so why would an animal swimming in frigid waters have an 8-foot long sensitive tooth?

April 15, 2014

Narwhals – Legends

With its long tusk-like tooth and mottled coloration, the Narwhal has intrigued sailors and royalty alike and may have been the inspiration for the Unicorn.

April 14, 2014

Narwhals – Big Tooth

A fifteen-foot whale with an 8 foot-long tusk may sound like another fish story, but it’s not!

April 11, 2014

Manatees – Molars and More

If they’re napping, they can come to the surface and breathe without waking up, just by loosening the muscles that expands the air in their lungs.

April 10, 2014

Manatees – Keeping Safe

If we protect the aquatic ecosystem, we’re going to protect the manatees, the fisheries, all the benefits we derive from nature.

April 9, 2014

Manatees – Red Tide

Their population has slowly been rising over last decade, but now they’re facing a new threat to their survival.

April 8, 2014

Manatees – Boats

They can’t be mean; they’re not aggressive; and they need us to protect them.

April 7, 2014

Manatees – Introduction

What’s got the face of a walrus, the tail of a beaver, and a body that resembles an enormous potato?

April 4, 2014

Science Diary: Okefenokee – Sandhill Migration

Each year flocks of migrating Sandhill Cranes descend on Georgia’s Okefenokee refuge and join their southern cousins.

April 3, 2014

Greater Sandhill Cranes – Courtship

Cranes mate for life and are models of responsibility, discipline, and vigilance.

April 2, 2014

Greater Sandhill Cranes – Crops

Colorado’s Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge has helped keep migrating cranes away from the fields of local farmers.

April 1, 2014

Greater Sandhill Cranes – Fattening Up

Greater Sandhill Cranes come to Colorado’s San Luis Valley to get in shape for their summer breeding grounds.