The bottlenose dolphin is the key species to check if strandings and live animals have different stomach contents. This study confirms they have not, which leaves the field clear for extremely valuable research on rare species. #dolphins

The bottlenose dolphin is the key species to check if strandings and live animals have different stomach contents. This study confirms they have not, which leaves the field clear for extremely valuable research on rare species.

The golden plover

The golden plover.first herald of Spring in the Dark Peak

When the bee is remembered, we will only think of that delicious honey, and not of that diligent and innovative insect that became extinct because we polluted the planet so much! #bees #honeybees #pollination #nature

When the bee is remembered, we will only think of that delicious honey, and not of that diligent and innovative insect that became extinct because we polluted the planet so much!

Male Ruby-throated Hummingbird

The male with the ruby throat, showing off, but Earth Times always has a kind of love affair with these animals, such as Anna's hummingbird - Male Ruby-Throated Hummingbird Image;

Gobidon histrio, the coral and the 'allelopathic' seaweed

New science reveals that, when threatened by toxic seaweed, corals send out chemical signals to small goby fish that remove the coral-choking greenery

One-inch ''bodyguards'' defend the coral world

New science reveals that, when threatened by toxic seaweed, corals send out chemical signals to small goby fish that remove the coral-choking greenery

The naming of some sea-slugs is plagued with aged specimens that seem to have become extinct and poorly understood relationships, even between the common species. Here is a valiant and successful attempt to sort out these beautiful animals. #nudibranch #nature #animals

The naming of some sea-slugs is plagued with aged specimens that seem to have become extinct and poorly understood relationships, even between the common species. Here is a valiant and successful attempt to sort out these beautiful animals.

Pandas have been affected by many earthquakes in China. Here we get on-the-spot reporting about panda responses at a Szechuan Conservation and Research Centre.

Pandas have been affected by many earthquakes in China. Here we get on-the-spot reporting about panda responses at a Szechuan Conservation and Research Centre.

When these ants are hatched, they have only one role in life, to serve the pitcher plant as cleaners, trappers and underwater divers. #ants

Ants and carnivorous plants conspire for mutualistic feeding - An insect-eating pitcher plant teams up with ants to prevent mosquito larvae from stealing its nutrients, according to new research.

The tropical forests of the whole of South East Asia have been disappearing fast for years. The WWF and the EIA are now questioning just how long making a quick buck will take precedence over essential conservation. #conservation #rainforest #nature

The tropical forests of the whole of South East Asia have been disappearing fast for years. The WWF and the EIA are now questioning just how long making a quick buck will take precedence over essential conservation.

The marvels of African wildlife, followed by other continents, as Iain Stewart points out the tectonic reasons why life has assumed its rich variety of shapes and sizes.

The Rise of the Continents

The strange and unique feeding system of these deep-sea crabs has fascinated us since they were first found, in the deep trenches of the Pacific, then the Atlantic and Indian oceans. Now their relatives have been worked out. #crabs #deepocean

"Hoff" yeti crabs around vents on the East Scotia Ridge in the Southern Ocean.

While loggerhead turtles have been investigated to try and find out how best to conserve this endangered species, new techniques with tiny data-collectors show video and positional information about their foraging. #turtles #seaturtles #loggerhead

While loggerhead turtles have been investigated to try and find out how best to conserve this endangered species, new techniques with tiny data-collectors show video and positional information about their foraging.

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