The archerfish has an unusual skill: it spits water directly at its prey, knocking the bugs out of the sky. But how?
Some animals use chemical camouflage, even altering the way they smell in order to avoid predation.
Some of the most dazzling coloration you see in birds doesn’t actually exist.
The extinction crisis might be even worse than we think, because we tend to mostly pay attention to terrestrial vertebrates.
They might be cute, but animals like otters are difficult to take care of. Plus, there are ecological concerns inherent in removing them from the wild.
Small fish like herring and anchovies serve an important role in the ecosystem. If passed into law, a new act would protect these forage fish.
The dense, resin-saturated, rot-resistant timber of the longleaf pine helped build up U.S. cities. But most of the native stands have already been logged.
The Cornell Collection of Blaschka Invertebrate Models includes hundreds of glass models of sea creatures, making it both a teaching tool and a metaphor.
Is militarizing rangers really the best way to cut down on poaching? It's more complicated than you might imagine.
Some birds feed their young with "crop milk," while discus fish feed their fry with a special mucus. It may not seem as cute as nursing, but it works.