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Florida trapper removes huge alligator found wandering on highway: 'That was a pretty big one'

An alligator trapper in Tallahassee, Florida, recently recalled removing a 12-foot, nearly 500-pound alligator from a highway in Leon County.

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NOAA Fisheries biologists record singing by rare right whale

Scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration say they have recorded singing by a rare right whale for the first time.

Wed 19 Jun 19 from

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Spiders risk everything for love

University of Cincinnati biologist George Uetz long suspected the extravagant courtship dance of wolf spiders made them an easy mark for birds and other predators.

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Biomedical bleeding may impact horseshoe crabs' spawning behavior and movement

Horseshoe crabs that have undergone biomedical bleeding tend to reside in deeper water and approach mating beaches less often, according to a new study published in The Biological Bulletin. ...

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A plant’s sneeze spreads disease

Nature, Published online: 20 June 2019; doi:10.1038/d41586-019-01943-8Some plants send dewdrops hurtling off their leaves — and pathogens tag along.

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Research shows wind can prevent seabirds accessing their most important habitat

We marvel at flying animals because it seems like they can access anywhere, but a first study of its kind has revealed that wind can prevent seabirds from accessing the most important of habitats: ...

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Bush tomato defies binary gender norms

Gender is a spectrum, especially in the case of an Australian eggplant cousin. Andrew Masterson reports.

Tue 18 Jun 19 from Cosmos Magazine

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The fellowship of the wing: Pigeons flap faster to fly together

New research publishing June 18 in the open-access journal, PLOS Biology, led by Dr. Lucy Taylor from the University of Oxford's Department of Zoology now reveals that homing pigeons fit in ...

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Photonic methods can stop mass-killing of male chicks

Optical methods determine sex in the egg; method combines MRI, near-infrared Raman spectroscopy and artificial intelligence.

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Dugong calf separated from mother off Thailand bonds with carers

A dugong calf that developed an attachment to humans after being separated from its mother and found off southern Thailand is being nurtured by marine experts in ...

Sat 15 Jun 19 from ABC Science

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