Freshwater Fish of Virginia
Roanoke College's Ichthyological Collection of over 800 freshwater fish documents the biodiversity we're losing at an alarming rate.
How Snakes Swallow
A snake’s ability to swallow enormous prey has long been a source of fascination, but the common explanation that they dislocate their jaws is a myth.
The Biology of Death-Feigning
Some animals, when faced with predators, play dead instead of trying to escape. But for death-feigning to work, a lot of things have to go well.
The Great Seaweed Invasion
In the Caribbean, sargassum deposits have grown to unprecedented sizes, obscuring the sand and turning nearshore waters into seething sargassum soup.
The Craziest Ways Animals Escape Their Predators
From shedding skin to making slime to shooting blood out of their eyes, these animals have defense mechanisms that are convincing, to say the least.
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Frog Sex (but Were Afraid to Ask)
New research suggests that specific positions may serve to ensure that frog species only mate with their own kind.
The Prehistoric Secrets of Olduvai Gorge
Olduvai Gorge continues to reveal details about the lives of the hominids, some of them our ancestors, from more than a million years ago.
Every Week Is Shark Week for Shark Biologist Dave Ebert
An interview with shark biologist Dr. David Ebert, discoverer of the ninja lanternshark.
The Opah Fish is Warm-Blooded!
The Opah fish, or moonfish, is actually warm-blooded.
Camouflage Artists of the Animal Kingdom
A few camouflage artists of the animal kingdom, including cuttlefish and Craugastor frogs.