- Young rescued dolphin swimming free, with frequent checkups Updated: Apr-28-16 9:46 pm
NEW ORLEANS - A young dolphin rescued in October is swimming in Barataria Bay, with a tag that will let biologists keep close tabs on him for the next six weeks.
- Sea lion that made strange, 50-mile trek to ranch found dead Updated: Apr-28-16 6:57 pm
OLYMPIA, Washington - Washington state biologists are trying to determine what killed a sea lion that was captured and released after it was strangely found in the driveway of a cattle ranch about 50 miles from the ocean.
- Survey suggests slight drop in Michigan wolf population Updated: Apr-28-16 2:58 pm
TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan - The gray wolf population in Michigan's Upper Peninsula appears to have declined slightly in recent years, but state biologists say it's stable and healthy.
- Scientists: Warm water blob may impact salmon forecasts Updated: Apr-26-16 2:11 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - A mass of exceptionally warm water in the northeast Pacific Ocean could shake up recent predictions of higher salmon runs in Alaska this year, according to fisheries researchers.
- Dwight high school student studies beekeeping as hobby Updated: Apr-24-16 11:13 am
DWIGHT, Nebraska - When Abby Lyons was 5 years old, she knew she wanted to be an entomologist - a word most young children don't even recognize.
- Biologists trapping, tagging Yellowstone grizzlies in May Updated: Apr-22-16 11:16 am
BOZEMAN, Montana - Wildlife officials say they will begin trapping bears inside Yellowstone National Park in early May.
- Feral pigs mostly gone in San Diego County Updated: Apr-21-16 12:45 pm
SAN DIEGO - Officials say government-contracted hunters and years of drought have shrunk the population of feral pigs in San Diego County.
- Orca tagging stops after dead whale found with fragments Updated: Apr-20-16 5:04 pm
SEATTLE - Federal biologists have temporarily stopped tagging endangered killer whales in Washington state's Puget Sound after a dead orca was found with pieces of a dart tag lodged in its dorsal fin.
- Nesting bald eagles spotted in San Gabriel Mountains Updated: Apr-20-16 2:44 pm
AZUSA, California - A nesting pair of bald eagles has been spotted in the San Gabriel Mountains.
- Group wants population study amid low humpback whale counts Updated: Apr-17-16 2:00 pm
HONOLULU - A group is pushing to study the humpback whale population amid a season of lower-than-normal sightings.
- William and Mary biologist uses fish mouth to design filter Updated: Apr-16-16 3:27 pm
WILLIAMSBURG, Virginia - For years, when biologist Laurie Sanderson peered into the mouths of filter-feeding fish, what she saw was a puzzle.
- Restrictions proposed for building in flood plains Updated: Apr-15-16 11:40 am
PORTLAND, Oregon - Building in flood zones is about to get harder across much of Oregon, due to new federal recommendations.
- Montana bear expert, advocate Chuck Jonkel dies at 85 Updated: Apr-14-16 8:02 pm
MISSOULA, Montana - Pioneering bear researcher and advocate Charles "Chuck" Jonkel died of natural causes at a Montana nursing home, his son Jamie Jonkel said.
- How urban research center in Los Angeles will track bugs Updated: Apr-14-16 4:14 pm
LOS ANGELES - Scientists at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County unveiled an ambitious plan Thursday to find and catalog every species of bug, reptile and squirrel that flies, crawls, slithers or hops across Southern California.
- Museum enlists volunteers in search for creepy crawlies Updated: Apr-14-16 9:47 am
LOS ANGELES - Long before Southern California was paved over with freeways and covered with cars and millions of people, it was teeming with snakes, slugs, spiders, snails and uncounted other slimy, creepy, crawly creatures.
- UConn to display work of biologist who collected 2M insects Updated: Apr-13-16 7:26 pm
STORRS, Connecticut - The University of Connecticut will use a $500,000 grant to give the public access to decades of work by a former biologist and his wife, who collected more than 2 million army ants, mites and other critters during more than 20 expeditions to the jungles of Central and South America.
- Garden-care giant to drop chemicals linked to bee declines Updated: Apr-12-16 7:58 pm
DENVER - Amid ominous warnings about threats to pollinators and the food crops they make possible, garden-care giant Ortho said Tuesday it will stop using a class of chemicals widely believed to harm the most important pollinators of all: bees.
- Expanded Baker Wetlands attracting nature lovers Updated: Apr-11-16 10:15 am
LAWRENCE, Kansas - Loud bullfrogs greeted Scott Kimball's Baker University ornithology class on a recent morning at a Baker Wetlands viewing site.
- NJ plants, animals get attention before they're endangered Updated: Apr-10-16 10:35 am
WOODLAND TOWNSHIP, New Jersey - Emile DeVito waved a receiver back and forth over the same patch of Pinelands scrub: Beep, beep, beep.
- Maryland gives OK to bill to protect bees from pesticides Updated: Apr-08-16 9:27 am
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - Maryland would become the first state in the country to take pesticides found to harm bees off of retail store shelves, under a bill that has passed the General Assembly.
- Scientists look at hangers-on amid mass die-off of bats Updated: Apr-07-16 7:31 am
ALTAMONT, New York - As white-nose syndrome kills millions of bats across North America, there's a glimmer of hope at hibernation spots where it first struck a decade ago: Some bats in some caves are hanging on.
- Scientists bemoan SeaWorld decision to stop breeding orcas Updated: Apr-04-16 4:29 pm
ORLANDO, Florida - There's one last orca birth to come at SeaWorld, and it will probably be the last chance for research biologist Dawn Noren to study up close how female killer whales pass toxins to their calves through their milk.
- Idaho biologists investigating bats as deadly disease looms Updated: Apr-03-16 2:29 pm
TWIN FALLS, Idaho - Chances are you've seen them just after sunset - dark winged bodies flitting against a pale sky.
- Cicadas ready to emerge across central, eastern Ohio in May Updated: Apr-03-16 10:49 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Researchers say a new brood of buzzing cicadas is set to emerge from the ground and begin mating across central and eastern Ohio this spring.
- Parrot species in US cities may rival that in native Mexico Updated: Apr-02-16 6:57 pm
SAN DIEGO - U.S. researchers are launching studies on Mexico's red-crowned parrot - a species that has been adapting so well to living in cities in California and Texas after escaping from the pet trade that the population may now rival that in its native country.