How we discovered three new species of penguin in the Southern Ocean

The discovery that gentoo penguins are actually four distinct species has important implications for their conservation.

Jane Younger, Research Fellow, Department of Biology & Biochemistry, University of Bath • conversation
Nov. 5, 2020 ~6 min

conservation new-species animal-biology penguins

Animals are picky eaters too – we're trying to discover if parents teach them what's safe to eat

New research shows how tamarin monkeys transfer new types of food to their young.

Camille Troisi, Postdoctoral Researcher in Behavioural Ecology, University College Cork • conversation
Aug. 24, 2020 ~6 min

animal-behaviour teaching animal-biology animal-psychology

Why do snakes produce venom? Not for self-defence, study shows

Relax, snakes aren't out to get you.

Kevin Arbuckle, Senior Lecturer in Biosciences, Swansea University • conversation
March 23, 2020 ~6 min

 reptiles  snakes  herpetology  snake-venom  self-defence  animal-biology  predator-prey-interaction