Dana Kobilinsky

Animals share water—and parasites

When Georgia Titcomb was embarking on her PhD research in Kenya, she noticed a wide array of animals—both domestic and wild—eating, drinking and pooping all in the same place. They may be sharing more than

Dana Kobilinsky

Deadly parasite has increased in monarchs

A parasite that kills monarch butterflies is increasing in prevalence, possibly contributing to population declines. Ophryocystis elektroscirrha, or O.E. for short, gets into the gut of monarch (Danaus plexippus) caterpillars. The protozoan parasite can stop

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Rare bumblebee makes comeback

Populations of the bumblebee species Bombus occidentalis have been taken on a rollercoaster ride of declining and re-emerging, but the bees now appears to be on the ascending part of the ride, according to recent

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New Infectious Tadpole Disease Discovered

Scientists have discovered that a newly identified infectious tadpole disease exists in a wide range of frog populations around the world. In a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers

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Bees Prefer Open Canopy Forests

While the decline in honey bees (genus Apis) in the United States is widely known, prompting the government to put forth strategies to protect the species, the status of other common bees, particularly those found