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Smithsonian's National Zoo researchers use electronic eggs to help save threatened species

...nes at the Calgary Zoo in Alberta, Canada, and for waterfowl at the Saint Louis Zoo, but the technique is not yet widely applied. In addition to the kori bustards, the National Zoo also has two telemetric eggs in flamingo nests. Telemetric eggs are not yet available in sizes smaller than duck-sized eggs; but, ...

1,000-year-old Arctic ponds disappearing due to global warming

...he Arctic ecosystem, says Douglas. It would affect waterfowl habitat and breeding grounds, invertebrate population dynamics and food for insectivores and drinking water for animals, to name only a few. These surface water ponds are so important because they are often hotspots of biodiversity and production f...

ACS News Service Weekly PressPac -- May 23, 2007

...as sinks and sources for E. coli from humans and waterfowl that can contribute to beach closures. ARTICLE #2 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE"Beach Sand and Sediments are Temporal Sinks and Sources of Escherichia coli in Lake Superior" DOWNLOAD PDF http://pubs.acs.org/cgi-bin/sample.cgi/esthag/2007/41/i07/pdf/es0...

'War Between the Sexes': The coevolution of genitalia in waterfowl

...cal details about the female reproductive tract in waterfowl that indicate that male and female anatomy have co...their reptilian ancestors. Among living birds, the waterfowl are one of the lineages that still have the phallus. Waterfowl are also distinct in having great div...

U OF M awarded $22.5 million NIH contract to study avian influenza

...dogs, cats, and wild birds in rural Thailand; wild waterfowl in Vietnam; wild bird populations in Laos; and commercial poultry operations in other Asian countries. The majority of diagnostic testing and virus characterization will occur at the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicines Veterinary...

University of Alaska Fairbanks awarded $3.8M for bird flu research

...wn avian reservoirs of influenza-A viruses such as waterfowl and shorebirds," said Jonathan Runstadler, Institute of Arctic Biology assistant professor of biology and wildlife and the lead CRISAR investigator for UAF. "However, little is known about the role of the environment and about other groups of birds i...

Shrinking ponds signal warmer, dryer Alaska

... decomposition. "Alaska is important in terms of waterfowl production and if you have a lowering of the water...table that could have a potentially huge impact on waterfowl production," said Dave Verbyla, co-author and professor in the School of Natural Resources and Agric...

Avian flu detection information on wild birds available

...y strains of avian influenza are commonly found in waterfowl and shorebirds; such strains do not cause significant disease in wild birds or in people. Many federal, tribal, and state agencies are involved in the U.S. Government's national surveillance plan for the potential introduction of HPAI into the Unit...

Tips from the journals of the American Society for Microbiology

...osporidial infections were significantly higher in waterfowl than any other bird and their fecal droppings contained more spores. "Our findings demonstrate that waterborne microsporidian spores of species that infect people can originate from common waterfowl, which usually occur in large numbers and have un...

Seagrass is in decline worldwide, says UNH researcher

...r, so do commercially valuable shellfish and fish, waterfowl and other wildlife, water quality, and erosion pre... species, and a feeding ground for predatory fish, waterfowl and large sea creatures like manatees and sea turtles. The root and rhizome system of these flowerin...

Falcon decoys and simulated rifle fire keep birds from oil

...n water--the natural bodies are still frozen. When waterfowl land in these ponds, they may ingest oil and their plumage may become oiled with waste bitumen, potentially preventing birds from flying or leading to lost insulation and death from hypothermia. Current deterrents being used are not always successful...

Bird flu poses threat to international security, Illinois scholar says

...ry birds play a major role. Ducks, geese and other waterfowl -- including those migrating from Asia to Europe and others using flyways that take them from Asia to the United States through Alaska and Canada -- "pose a significant delivery system for avian influenza as they infect domestic birds, then animals b...

Wild birds help to create human flu vaccine

... are small and open-air where domestic poultry and waterfowl are allowed to intermingle with wild birds, and the use of effective vaccines as required, as expounded by the U.N.'s F.A.O. Officials would also need to monitor wildlife markets where wild and domesticated species are kept in close proximity, and ri...

UCR environmental scientists propose chemical solution to cleaning California's Salton Sea

...endangered bird species and visited by millions of waterfowl every year. Massive fish kills are a common occurrence at the Salton Sea, however, because of low dissolved oxygen, high hydrogen sulfide and ammonia concentrations, high temperatures and an increasing level of salinity. Due to noxious odors emanati...

Alaska avian flu project issues initial surveillance results

...oday that none of the samples taken from migratory waterfowl in the state this summer and screened to date have tested positive for the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu virus being reported in Eurasia. Next summer the news may not be so good. Alaska is at the overlap for parts of the Asian and North American fly...

CU's Torres discusses avian flu and policy

...(known as H5N1) as it infects chickens in Asia and waterfowl in Russia, is Alfonso Torres, director of the Anim...rn in the U.S. as the disease moves west. Although waterfowl do not appear to be playing a big role in poultry and human transmissions right now, they are being ...

Climate change transforming Alaska's landscape

...to be driven by climate change, and could endanger waterfowl habitats and hasten the spread of wildfires. In a paper published in the August 2005 issue of the NRC Research Press' Canadian Journal of Forest Research, Eric Klein and his colleagues document a significant landscape shift from wetlands to woodland ...

Bird samples from Mongolia confirmed as H5N1 avian flu

...nfluenza can be carried across long distances, the waterfowl species typically identified in recent outbreaks a...are small and open-air, where domestic poultry and waterfowl are allowed to intermingle with wild birds. Officials would also need to monitor wildlife markets, w...

WCS says avian flu prevention should focus on farms, markets

...ly small open-air farms where domestic poultry and waterfowl are allowed to intermingle with wild birds. Wildlife markets--where wild and domesticated species are kept in close proximity--are also hubs of transmission for avian flu and other pathogens that need to be better regulated. Wildlife and health exper...

Nation's six most threatened national wildlife refuges named in 2005 State of the System Report

...dlife Refuge System contains 545 refuges and 3,000 waterfowl production areas located in all 50 states and several U.S. territories. The refuges help protect 700 bird species, 220 mammal species and 200 kinds of fish, among others....

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