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    Japanese scientists have stumbled on a mysterious phenomenon: sharks, turtles, penguins and various marine mammals al...

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    Cannibalism, according to close-up videos that show bee behaviour.

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    Animals March 18, 2021
  • Songbirds without a song

    Regent honeyeaters lose ability to sing their tune as populations decline.

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    Animals March 12, 2021
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    Waterbirds thrive off donated water and traditional water management.

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    Birds March 11, 2021
  • Deceptive smells

    Mammal predators can be tricked into leaving vulnerable NZ birds alone.

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    Animals March 11, 2021
  • Headless? No hindrance…

    Japanese researchers discover a remarkable ability in an already interesting sea slug.

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