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July 11, 2022

Avian flu responsible for seal deaths in Maine

Scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration say avian flu is responsible for an unusually high number of seal deaths along the coast of Maine. The USDA’s Animal and...

June 17, 2022

What’s drawing dolphins to New York Harbor?

Dolphins have been appearing more and more in New York Harbor, raising questions about what is bringing them to the area. To better understand, researchers are looking at the behaviors...

May 23, 2022

Ticks cause record moose death in Maine

Moose in rural Maine are experiencing a record high death rate due to a massive tick infestation. The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife says that after collaring 70...

April 15, 2022

Wood turtles have lost more than half of their suitable habitat

Wood turtles have likely lost more than half of their suitable habitat over the last century and a half. Habitat changes from urbanization and agriculture have caused researchers to become...

March 7, 2022

TWS2021: Dredged material provides nesting areas for birds

Sediment dredged from the bottom of estuaries to improve shipping passages for boats can be formed into good island nesting habitat for coastal birds like black skimmers. Black skimmers are...

March 4, 2022

TWS2021: Cheat Mountain salamanders losing ground to climate

A rare salamander, endemic only to a few high elevation mountain tops in West Virginia, may lose all of its high-quality habitats by the end of the century due to...

March 4, 2022

In Albany, N.Y., gathering flocks are nothing to crow about

In the spring, Albany, New York, becomes home to thousands of crows. The noise and mess isn’t exactly welcomed by neighbors. So biologists with USDA-Wildlife Services is working to disperse...

March 2, 2022

The March/April issue of The Wildlife Professional

The Wildlife Professional is an exclusive benefit of membership in The Wildlife Society. Published six times annually, the magazine presents timely research news and analysis of trends in the wildlife profession....

February 11, 2022

Cool caves help bats survive white-nose syndrome

A little air-conditioning might help some bat populations better resist a deadly fungal pathogen. Bat populations have been dropping drastically due to white-nose syndrome across the eastern and central United...

February 8, 2022

Omicron variant appears in deer

White-tailed deer on Staten Island have tested positive for the Omicron variant of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. It’s the first time the highly-contagious variant has been detected in wildlife...