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Food for thought: can climate change affect wild appetites?

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In a recent forum by Youngentob et al. (2021) pose this fascinating question, given that endotherms commonly reduce their voluntary food intake in warm temperatures - could reduced food intake be an overlooked driver of climate change casualties?

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Latest Species News

Discovery without Destruction: a minimally invasive approach to new species

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A new study by Ziegler and Sargony (2021) has demonstrated how non-invasive methods can be used to record and catalogue new species of megafauna. Traditional methods including collecting specimens to handle physically which, aside from killing the specimen, can also damage the structures of the organism - impairing proper scientific understanding. While non-destructive imaging techniques have proven effective in describing novel species of small organisms this is the first time it has be utilised for a deep-sea megafauna, the cirrate octopus - Grimpoteuthis imperator.

Octopuses, neighbourly or not?

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A recent study in the journal of Marine Biology has tested a different method of investigating social behaviour in octopuses. Traditionally octopuses have been seen as asocial creatures that ignore others of their species (conspecifics) but recent discoveries of aggregations or groups of wild octopuses such as: algae octopuses (Abdopus aculeatus), Graneledone octopuses, Muusoctopus octopuses, Caribbean Reef Octopuses (Octopus briareus), Atlantic pygmy octopuses (Octopus joubini), Octopus laqueus, Common Sydney octopuses (Octopus tetricus) and Vulcanoctopus hydrothermalis.

Hot sand poses further risks to endangered turtles

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Leatherback turtles (Dermochelys coriacea) are the largest species of sea turtle. Found around the world's oceans they travel distances up to 4,828 km, using their large pectoral flippers to swim as fast as 24kph. Diving to as deep as 1000m these turtles follow the diel movements of jellyfish - their preferred prey.

Dolphin population uses different whistles to beat noise

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A recently recorded population of Indo-Pacific Humpback dolphins has been observed using their own distinct whistles which have longer durations, lower frequencies and fewer inflection points. Not only does this suggest they are an independent population but researchers suggest that the specific features of this delphinid language are used to communicate more effectively in the waters around Hainan Island, Zhanjiang, and Sanniang Bay.

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Latest Science News

Discovery without Destruction: a minimally invasive approach to new species

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A new study by Ziegler and Sargony (2021) has demonstrated how non-invasive methods can be used to record and catalogue new species of megafauna. Traditional methods including collecting specimens to handle physically which, aside from killing the specimen, can also damage the structures of the organism - impairing proper scientific understanding. While non-destructive imaging techniques have proven effective in describing novel species of small organisms this is the first time it has be utilised for a deep-sea megafauna, the cirrate octopus - Grimpoteuthis imperator.

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The Clownfish Herald

Canadian Sealers barred from clubbing – “NO SHIRT, NO SHOES, NO ENTRY” say polar bear bouncers

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The Canadian seal hunting season came to an abrupt end when fishermen were faced with a firm refusal of entry by stern polar bears. “I couldn’t believe my ears!” Canadian fisherman, Linden told us. “I was getting ready to jump on the ice with my trusty hakapik when a polar bear held up his hand to stop me.”

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