Biology News

Aug 30, 2014 by Sergio Prostak

French ichthyologists led by Dr Philippe Keith of the National Museum of Natural History in Paris have described a new species of pike from the Charente to the Adour drainages of France. The Aquitanian pike (Esox aquitanicus), holotype specimen. Image credit: G.P.J. Denys et al. In France, pike is considered by default to be Esox lucius, a species commonly known as the Northern pike. The fish is native to the Rhine, Seine, Loire, and Rhône drainages....

Aug 28, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A study on an African fish called the Senegal bichir (Polypterus senegalus) led by Dr Hans Larsson of McGill University shows what might have happened...

Aug 21, 2014 by Natali Anderson

A team of researchers from the United States, Italy and the United Kingdom, has discovered a complex assemblage of bacteria and archaea in the waters and...

Aug 19, 2014 by Sergio Prostak

A multinational team of scientists headed by Dr Goncalo Rosa of the University of Kent’s Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology has described...

Aug 15, 2014 by Sci-News.com

U.S. biologists led by Prof James Westwood of the Virginia Tech’s Department of Plant Pathology, Physiology and Weed Science have found that parasitic...

Aug 12, 2014 by Natali Anderson

Two new species of jellyfish – Keesingia gigas and Malo bella, both believed to cause Irukandji syndrome, have been discovered off Western Australia’s...

Aug 11, 2014 by Sci-News.com

About half the world’s population carries a newly discovered gut virus, dubbed CrAssphage, says a team of virologists led by Prof Robert Edwards of San...

Aug 8, 2014 by Sci-News.com

According to a new study published in the journal PLoS ONE, the eyes of mesopelagic bioluminescent sharks have a higher rod density when compared to other...

Aug 5, 2014 by Sci-News.com

According to a study reported in the journal Current Biology, horses can communicate with their mobile ears and eyes. Horses in Navarre, Spain. Image credit:...