Oyster aquaculture has little impact on shorebirds, such as the federally threatened red knot, which migrates thousands of miles from Chile every year.
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Is your outdoor cat a wildlife-killer? "We found that house cats have a two- to 10-time larger impact on wildlife than wild predators—a striking effect."
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People traded beads made from ostrich eggshells in vast exchange networks in Africa, researchers find. The practice was a way to maintain relationships.
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"One of the most critical and conspicuous ways that diversity is changing is by changing the distribution of species across space." Bird "census" data indicate the risks.
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Birds in flocks with many different species change the way they hunt to better work as a team. It's a little like boy bands, one researcher says.
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"The blob" is responsible for an unprecedented seabird die-off from California to Alaska in 2015 and 2016, say researchers who studied the common murres.
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Sleep may allow birds learning to sing to remember the useful things they learned during the day, and forget what's not important.
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