Animals

Narluga: Study Finds Whale Skull is a Narwhal-Beluga Hybrid (June 21, 2019): Researchers say analysis of an unusual whale skull reveals it belongs to a Narluga, a narwhal-beluga hybrid.

Tiger Salamander: A Large Amphibian Found in North America (June 13, 2019): Tiger Salamanders are a type of salamander species found in North America.

New Species of Sideways Stabbing Stiletto Snake Discovered (March 27, 2019): A new species of stiletto snake has been discovered in north-western Liberia and south-eastern Guinea. Stiletto snakes are known for their ability to stab sideways.

Study Finds Deer Tick Populations on the Rise in Indiana (May 25, 2018): Ticks that carry Lyme disease and other illnesses are spreading into Indiana and the Midwest states.

Ancient Reptile Named Captorhinus Had Detachable Tail for Escaping Predators (March 8, 2018): An ancient reptile named Captorhinus had a detachable tail it could use to escape predators.

Fossil of Giant Extinct Burrowing Bat Found in New Zealand (January 11, 2018): Researchers have a discovered the fossil of a previously unknown giant burrowing bat species in New Zealand.

Study Finds Sheep Can Recognize Human Faces (November 8, 2017): A study conducted by University of Cambridge researchers has found that sheep can recognize human faces.

Study Finds Alligators Eat Sharks (October 18, 2017): A new study has found that alligators eat sharks. The photograph provided is proof. It shows an alligator biting a nurse shark's tail.

Study Finds Fox Squirrels Organize Their Nut Storage Caches by Variety and Quality (October 16, 2017): A new study has observed squirrels using a cognitive strategy called chunking when storing their nuts. Nuts are stored by variety and quality.

New Porcelain Crab Species Discovered in Colombia (September 12, 2017): A new species of porcelain crab has been discovered in Colombia. It was long confused with another very similar species.

Yellow Sea Snake in Nighttime Ambush Posture (August 23, 2017): This yellow sea snake is pictured in its nightly ambush posture. It was recently identified as a new subspecies.

Australian Teen Left Bleeding After Rare Attack by Sea Fleas (August 7, 2017): An Australian teenager was left with bloody feet after being attacked by sea fleas at an Austrlian beach. He had been wading in the cold water.

New Orinoco Fish Species Named After Singer Enya (July 19, 2017): Scientists have named a new species of fish after the singer Enya. The fish was discovered in the Orinoco region.

Scientists Invent Scorpion Milking Machine (July 16, 2017): Scientists have invented a scorpion milking machine to more easily extract scorpion venom. It can fit up to four scorpions at a time.

Researchers Investigate Explosion of Sea Pickles off Northwest Coast (July 5, 2017): Researchers are investigating an explosion in the population of sea pickles off the Northwest coast. Sea pickles are also known as pyrosomes.

Giant Kangaroo-sized Flying Turkeys Once Roamed Australia (June 14, 2017): Scientists have discovered that a giant flying turkey species once lived in Australia. It weighs about four times as much as a modern brush turkey.

Amputated Flatworm Regenerated Into Double-Headed Worm While Traveling in Space (June 13, 2017): Scientists discovered that an amputated flatworm regenerated into a double-headed flatworm during a trip on the Space Station.

Ancient Snake Species Had Wing-like Projections on its Vertebrae (June 12, 2017): Researchers have discovered the fossil of an ancient snake species that had wing-like projections from its vertebrae.

Great Cormorants Can Hear Underwater (June 12, 2017): Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark have discovered that great cormorants can hear underwater.

Inflated Hedgehog Treated for Severe Case of Balloon Syndrome (June 11, 2017): A hedgehog treated by vets for balloon syndrome was twice its normal size.