Conflicting consequences of climate change for Arctic nesting geese

Life over the last half century has been pretty good for populations of Svalbard barnacle geese. A hunting ban implemented in the 1950s in their overwintering area in Scotland has led to explosive population growth – from roughly 2800 birds in 1960 to more than 40000 birds today. But what will happen to these birds … Read more Conflicting consequences of climate change for Arctic nesting geese

There are way more species of horseshoe bats than scientists though

If you’ve never seen a horseshoe bat, you’re missing out. Their comically large ears are only rivaled for wackiest feature by their nose leaves, little flaps of skin that spread outward from their faces like petals. If you grew up with siblings who would say, “That’s you,” when they saw an ugly creature on TV, … Read more There are way more species of horseshoe bats than scientists though