The mystery of the fish that change their sex

Under certain circumstances, the bluestreak cleaner wrasse is able to change sex, usually from female to male.
When certain conditions arise, the bluestreak cleaner wrasse is able to change sex, usually from female to male.

This post was chosen as an Editor's Selection for ResearchBlogging.org Scientists puzzle over the possible circumstances that might lead a male fish to shift sex and become female.  Continue reading The mystery of the fish that change their sex

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Thriving chimpanzee population discovered in remote Congolese forest

The large chimpanzee population flourished in a remote and secluded region of the Democratic Republic of Congo
The extraordinary Bili-Uele forest may be one of the few places left in Africa with such a large continuous population of chimpanzees.

This post was chosen as an Editor's Selection for ResearchBlogging.org An extensive survey of an isolated region in northern Democratic Republic of Congo has uncovered one of the largest remaining populations of Eastern chimpanzee which, until now, had been completely unknown to science.  Continue reading Thriving chimpanzee population discovered in remote Congolese forest

Map highlights areas of greatest risk to turtles in the Atlantic

A leatherback turtle with a newly attached satellite tag returns to the sea.
A leatherback turtle with a newly attached satellite tag returns to the sea.

ResearchBlogging.org Satellite data predicts nine danger zones in the Atlantic where leatherback turtles are most susceptible to unintentional capture by fishing gear.  Continue reading Map highlights areas of greatest risk to turtles in the Atlantic