Tag: "muskrats" at biology news
A message from nature to muskrats: 'Dont chill out'
... to get to the plants. To the distress of farmers, muskrats
also eat agricultural crops. Since muskrats
forage underwater they should exhibit traits that maximize their breath-hold capacity. It is genera...
Geologists show how wetlands can clean up acid mine drainage
... the wetlands, the destruction of native plants by muskrats
and beavers, and the clogging of the limestone drains after one or two years of use. Even though not all wetlands were successful, Maynard emphasized that the research helps points the way toward designing better bioremediation systems in the futur...
Suspect list shortens for maternal aggression's brain origins
... rat, but are more closely related to lemmings and muskrats
than to mice. The paraventricular nucleus is located in the hypothalamus, a brain area where environmental stimuli are integrated with internal signals from the brain, and a response to the stimuli begins to be produced. "We're not there yet, but th...
Swimming Proficiency Of Marine Mammals Ranks Them Among The World's Elite Animal
...quatic animals that try to have it both ways, like muskrats
and mink, pay ahigh price for their versatility, sacrificing energetic efficiency for theability to move back and forth between land and water. Williams found that theenergetic cost of swimming for semiaquatic mammals is two-and-a-half to fivetimes h...