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July 23, 2013
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Ship noise impairs feeding and heightens predation risk for crabs

A study published in the journal Animal Behaviour found that the noise of passing ships disrupts feeding for the common shore crab. Perhaps worse, the team from the Universities of Exeter and Bristol also found that when threatened, crabs took … Continue reading

January 8, 2013
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Captive Hyenas Outfox Wild Relatives

About the video: Captive hyenas solve puzzles faster than their wild brethren. Courtesy of MSU. When it comes to solving puzzles, animals in captivity are, well, different animals than their wild brethren. Testing animals’ ability to solve new problems has … Continue reading

December 3, 2012
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Ecologists Shed New Light on Effects of Light Pollution on Wildlife

Light pollution is often associated with negative effects on wildlife. Now, ecologists have found that by mimicking a perpetual full moon, the gas flares and electrical lighting along Scotland’s Forth estuary are helping shorebirds stock up on more food during … Continue reading

August 23, 2011
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Hyenas’ Ability to Count Helps Them Decide to Fight or Flee

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Being able to count helps spotted hyenas decide to fight or flee, according to research at Michigan State University. When animals fight, the larger group tends to win. In the current issue of Animal Behaviour, Sarah … Continue reading