Animals
Animals

Animals

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Are Birds Migrations Adapting to Climate Change?

Apr 16, 2021

Fly along with migratory birds. Fighting goose poop.

Fly along with migratory birds. Fighting goose poop.

Sea-Turtle Hatchlings Adapting to Humans

Feb 7, 2018

Guest: Sarah Milton, PhD, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, Florida Atlantic University Sea turtles undertake a hazardous journey as soon as they hatch on the beach where their mother laid them. Usually under the cover of night, they emerge from the nest and head toward the surf where they’ll swim out to sea. That is, unless there are a lot of lights or obstacles in their path. If they become disoriented, then a trip that should take a few minutes might turn into hours of wandering before they finally make it to the water’s edge. Scientists at Florida Atlantic University wanted to know if all that extra energy would hurt a hatchlings’ ability to swim once they made it. So they made turtle treadmills to find out.

Guest: Sarah Milton, PhD, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, Florida Atlantic University Sea turtles undertake a hazardous journey as soon as they hatch on the beach where their mother laid them. Usually under the cover of night, they emerge from the nest and head toward the surf where they’ll swim out to sea. That is, unless there are a lot of lights or obstacles in their path. If they become disoriented, then a trip that should take a few minutes might turn into hours of wandering before they finally make it to the water’s edge. Scientists at Florida Atlantic University wanted to know if all that extra energy would hurt a hatchlings’ ability to swim once they made it. So they made turtle treadmills to find out.

Strange and Unique Animal Adaptations

Jul 26, 2021

Looking closely at strange animal traits gives a glimpse into brilliant evolutionary adaptations.

Looking closely at strange animal traits gives a glimpse into brilliant evolutionary adaptations.

Humans are Altering Life

Nov 17, 2020

Humans are pushing the evolution of living species into overdrive.

Humans are pushing the evolution of living species into overdrive.

Urban Evolution

Aug 2, 2021

Evolution may have a surprising new influence: urbanization.

Evolution may have a surprising new influence: urbanization.

Evolution for Climate Change

Oct 14, 2021

Birds and mammals are evolving to survive climate change.

Birds and mammals are evolving to survive climate change.

Tracing Evolution Through Song

May 27, 2021

Music across our lifespans, across cultures, and across history reveals what it truly means to be human.

Music across our lifespans, across cultures, and across history reveals what it truly means to be human.

The Animals of Chernobyl

Nov 4, 2021

Timothy Mousseau and his crew have spent the last 20 years studying how radioactivity around Chernobyl affects the animals that live there.

Timothy Mousseau and his crew have spent the last 20 years studying how radioactivity around Chernobyl affects the animals that live there.