Category: TWS Wildlife News

August 28, 2015

How Frogs Cope With Road Salt and Brackish Water

Some frogs may be able to adapt to brackish, salty water, according to new research. “Coastal frogs are less likely to avoid placing their eggs in salt water,” said Molly...

August 27, 2015

Hawaiian Monk Seals Gain Critical Habitat Protection

Critically endangered Hawaiian monk seals (Monachus schauinslandi) now have a better chance to revive their population thanks to an increase in almost 7,000 square miles of designated critical habitat. The...

August 24, 2015

Gravel Nest Camouflage Helps Snowy Plovers Reproduce

The type of nest snowy plovers (Charadrius nivosus) use determines much about their reproductive success, according to a recent study. In a paper published in The Condor: Ornithological Advances, researchers...

August 20, 2015

Black-Footed Ferrets Inseminated with Frozen Sperm

One of the rarest mammals in North America is slowly recovering because of scientists’ successful efforts to inseminate females with frozen sperm. Scientists with Lincoln Park Zoo along with partners...

August 20, 2015

Field Notes: A Tool for Making Digital Species Drawings

The identification of species with new digital illustration techniques could help taxonomists reluctant to go back to the drawing board, according to a new study. “Species illustration for me is...

August 18, 2015

Insecticides Alter Spiders’ Personalities and Behaviors

Consume the same amount of alcohol as your friend, and you may notice that you’re acting a little loopier than them, or vice versa. This is the idea that urged...

August 14, 2015

Effective New Model for Predicting Shorebird Habitat

Seashore managers have a new tool to help them protect future habitat for the federally endangered piping plover. “A lot of the national parks and especially the national seashores along...

August 13, 2015

Banding the Bay’s Pelicans

Early on a beautiful July morning professionals from local wildlife agencies and volunteers met at a Crisfield, Maryland boat ramp. Our destination? Smith Island, a small series of islands on...

August 13, 2015

The High Speed Chase to Find Why Birds Change Altitudes

It was generally around 4 a.m. when the car chase would start to get old. Melissa Bowlin would be thinking, “Please just land, bird — that spot looks great over...

August 12, 2015

TWS Member Creates Risk Framework for CWD in Montana

Wildlife managers in Montana now have a better focus on where a deadly prion disease that kills deer may infiltrate the state. “The overall goal was to help Montana focus...