Ecoacoustics

Ecoacoustics: The Deafening Silence of Endangered Wildlife

The emerging field of ecoacoustics is the studies how species use sound to coexist and interact across vast areas of land.

Where Do Dogs Come From?

Scientists are determined to uncover the mystery behind man's best friend. 
Octopus vulgaris.

Consider the Octopus

Are octopuses as solitary and introverted as we previously imagined?
Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin Was One Sick Dude

Charles Darwin was able to pursue his life's work despite suffering from a variety of ailments the doctors could never explain. 
National Wildlife Refuge

The History of the National Wildlife Refuge System

Malheur National Wildlife Refuge has been occupied by armed militants since January 2, 2016. But where did the National Wildlife Refuge system come from?
baboons

The Sweet Spot: New Study Shows Optimal Group Size for Baboons

A new study on the Amboseli baboons of East Africa shows that there is a “sweet spot,” or optimal group size for surviving predators and gathering food.
Ghost fishing

“Ghost Fishing” Is Killing Coastal Wildlife

Ghost fishing is the process by which fishing equipment no longer under human control continues to trap and kill wildlife.
Katma Airfield Sandplain Grasslands. Photo courtesy of Christopher Neill/MBL

Why the Sandplain Grasslands Are So Special

Sandplain grasslands, a kind of East Coast prairie, are some of the rarest habitats in the world, and sheep-grazing may be key to their survival.
Goats at Dalkey Island

The Curious Case of Island-Dwelling Goats

Island ecosystems are precious, precarious beasts, easily overwhelmed by nature's hardiest predator: goats.
Mute swans

Are Mute Swans a Harmful Invasive Species?

Mute swans are the poster child for a harmful species protected by strong public goodwill.