The declining salmon and whale numbers raise a critical question: Is the southern resident killer whale population solely reliant on the abundance of salmon? And, if so, since when?
A pair of killer whales are hunting and preying on South Africa's great white sharks, forcing the sharks to flee.
We wanted to understand the ways in which predatory animals eavesdrop on the sexual ‘conversations’ of their prey.
An Indigenous-led effort to increase caribou abundance and cultural practices like hunting is successfully increasing the caribou population
These coordinated movements of a flock of starlings follow no plan or leader. Scientists used to think the animals must communicate via ESP to create these fast-moving blobs.
African wild dogs are used to evading hyenas and lions. Genetic research suggests they are using the same strengths to get around human development as well.
The researchers found tooth shape varied, depending on the types of food a carnivore regularly bites into – in much the same way we choose a kitchen knife depending on what we’re cutting up.
Looking a bit like enlarged woodlice, ancient trilobites crawled along the seabed and had an exoskeleton made of calcite — nature’s version of a suit of armour.
Animals that regularly dine on toxic food may hold clues for designing new drugs to treat persistent pain in humans.
Removing trees killed by fires can have long-term consequences for wildlife.
How do tigers – a top predator – successfully hunt their prey when they have bright orange fur? The secret’s in their stripes!
We studied a rocky shore to see how global changes are playing out within habitats.
Past research has shown honeybees can add, subtract and even understand ‘zero’. But according to new findings, they can’t tell four flowers from five in natural settings.
Relax, snakes aren’t out to get you.
Where pine martens have recovered, red squirrels have tended to benefit while grey squirrels have declined. Scientists weren’t sure why – until now.
Wildlife can smell and hear a fire coming, and have developed novel ways to evade it. But they must watch out for cunning predators rushing in for a feed.
How did whales that feed on tiny prey evolve into the largest creatures on Earth? And why don’t they get even bigger?
New research has found that different types of habitat loss can change the stability of whole plant and animal communities.
Managing rabbit populations isn’t as simple as declaring ‘open season’.
An AC/DC-loving biologist tests the band’s 1980 assertion that “rock ‘n’ roll ain’t noise pollution.” Turns out it can be – and the negative effects of noise can ripple through an ecosystem.