Student Study on Porcupines in the 90s Informs Research Today

Student Study on Porcupines in the 90s Informs Research Today

Porcupines might not seem like the best study animal for a group of high school students. With roughly 30,000 quills on their back, the idea of handling them is enough to make even a seasoned researcher carefully weigh the logistics. But read how one wildlife ecologist gave hundreds of students an opportunity to conduct valuable research on the porcupines of the Sandhill Wildlife Area, Wisconsin, […]

Counting Seals for Conservation

Counting Seals for Conservation

Biologists hail the comeback of Northern elephant seals, once hunted to near extinction for their oil-rich blubber, as one of conservation’s great successes. Now, they’re scrambling to protect the rebounding population’s habitat in Point Reyes, California from rising seas.

What to Watch: June

What to Watch: June

This month we are serving up two of our classics from the NATURE archive of films, before taking a summertime break. But keep an eye out for a variety of shows old and new that will stream online all through the summer!

Amazon River Dolphins in Decline

Amazon River Dolphins in Decline

Those who explore the waters of the Amazon basin occasionally hear a forceful snort, the sound that a pink river dolphin or boto makes when it surfaces to exhale. Visitors sometimes catch a glimpse of a pinkish, rounded forehead or small dorsal fin just above the surface. That’s likely all they’ll get, though. Not only are these freshwater dolphins relatively shy, but their numbers have […]

Nature Reads Round Up

Nature Reads Round Up

Summer is just around the corner, and new studies and research just may impact your plans. Here's our latest round-up of science and nature articles worth a read.