Tag: Hurricane Maria

December 4, 2018

After Maria, biologists weigh how to save Puerto Rican parrot

Scientists plan to meet this month to determine how to help recover endangered Puerto Rican amazon parrots (Amazona vittata). The parrots numbered more than 1 million in the 1800s, but...

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...