Tag: "iguanas" at biology news
Islands spark accelerated evolution
...ts while large animals shrink. Giant tortoises and iguanas
still inhabit the Galpagos and a few other remote islands today, but only fossils remain of the dwarf hippopotami, elephants, and deer that once lived on islands in Indonesia, the Mediterranean, and the Pacific Ocean. The fossil record suggests that ...
Too mellow for our predatory world
on the Galápagos Islands live without predators - ... Wikelski wanted to find out to what extent marine iguanas
from various populations and with different predator-experiences would differ in terms of stress res...
World Wildlife Fund warns against iron dumping experiment near the Galapagos Islands
...ies of fish swim with turtles, penguins and marine iguanas
above a vast array of urchins, sea cucumbers, crabs, anemones, sponges and corals. Many of these animals are found nowhere else on earth. Reports indicate that Planktos, Inc. is planning other large-scale iron dumping in other locations in the Paci...
Female iguanas pay high costs to choose a mate
...y and colleagues found that female Galpagos marine iguanas
spend a lot of energy picking a mate from a wide r...sek and colleagues measured how much energy female iguanas
expend on mate choice in the wild using miniaturized data loggers developed by Anthony Woakes at the...