Tag: "peril" at biology news
New weather, old pipes challenge nation's water supply
... on treatment, she says, puts the water systems in peril
from both overwhelming weather events and contaminants that resist conventional treatment. The recipe for disaster is there, including intake points for drinking water are not consistently shielded from the sewage that periodically spills into sur...
Queen bee promiscuity boosts hive health
...ore time and energy and puts the queens at greater peril
for predator attacks. "Even though just one male provides all the sperm that a queen needs for the rest of her life, queen honeybees go out on mating flights and obtain sperm from a dozen or more males," said lead author Thomas Seeley, Cornell profes...
Bird moms manipulate birth order to protect sons
Protecting her kids from peril
is the job of every good mom. When marauding mites turn up in a house finch's nest, she shelters her sons from the blood-suckers by laying male eggs later than those containing their sturdier sisters, according to new research. Making sure the ...
Primates on the brink
...monkeys, lemurs and other primates-face increasing peril
from humans and some could soon disappear forever, according to a report released today by the Primate Specialist Group of IUCN-The World Conservation Union's Species Survival Commission (SSC) and the International Primatological Society (IPS), in co...
In the mating game, male wild turkeys benefit even when they don't get the girl
...ng out alarm calls to warn nearby relatives at the peril
of drawing the attention of a predator. "Although kin selection is widely invoked as an explanation for cooperation, obtaining the fitness data necessary to demonstrate kin selection can be really tough," said Eileen Lacey, UC Berkeley associate prof...