Tag: Hurricane Irma

January 31, 2020

Fleeing hurricanes, Florida deer head into panther country

When hurricanes blow strongest, Florida deer evade danger by fleeing to higher, forested ground, but those areas may also be habitat for panthers. “Clearly they’re not dumb — they respond...

August 6, 2018

Which lizards can weather storms?

Long, strong back legs don’t help lizards survive storms such as Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria, according to new research. For the first time, researchers looked at how physical characteristics...

March 6, 2018

Listening to wildlife reveals ecosystem changes after hurricanes

When Ben Gottesman and his colleagues from Purdue University and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration set up acoustic sensors in Puerto Rico, they wanted to see how acoustic signatures...