Biology News

Apr 24, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A new study led by Dr Denise Risch from NOAA’s Northeast Fisheries Science Center provides conclusive evidence that mysterious ocean sounds known as the bio-duck are produced by Antarctic minke whales (Balaenoptera bonaerensis). Antarctic minke whale, Balaenoptera bonaerensis, in Ross Sea, Antarctica. Image credit: Brocken Inaglory / CC BY-SA 3.0. Bio-duck, or quacker, is the name given to a quacking-like sound which was first described by submarine...

Apr 23, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Ichthyologists have described a new genus and species of electric knifefish from the Rio Negro, the Amazonia State of Brazil. Procerusternarchus pixuna....

Apr 22, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Linguistic, ecological, archaeological and genetic evidence show that the domesticated chili pepper, Capsicum annuum, originated in central-east Mexico...

Apr 21, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Marine biologists have described a new species of beaked whale known only from seven specimens found stranded on tropical islands in the western and central...

Apr 18, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) select a certain type of wood to make their nests, says a team of biologists from the United States. A male chimpanzee at...

Apr 18, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Biologists from the United States and Mexico have described a new orchid species from a mountainous area in central Panama. Lophiaris silverarum. Image...

Apr 15, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Marine biologists from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) and three Canadian research organizations have described four new species of...

Apr 15, 2014 by Sergio Prostak

Herpetologists from the University of Tulsa and Arkansas Game and Fish Commission have described a new species of salamander from Lake Catherine State...

Apr 14, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A new study on the skulls of Red panda (Ailurus fulgens) and Giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca), published in the journal Biology Letters, offers explanation...