Amazing 1,300-Year-Old Native Technology Found Hidden in Comox Harbour. The Ingenious Ancient Technology Concealed in the Shallows-Reviving the ancient technology … More
The aquatic world is being increasingly compromised by an overwhelming array of human-caused noise. The sound of propellers, cavitation, seabed … More
The coding in the genes of whales has a surprising attribute that has not been observed in any other known … More
A new test of cephalopod smarts has reinforced how important it is for us humans to not underestimate animal intelligence. … More
Originally planted with a rich array of edible and medicinal flora for people to use, forest gardens are now a source of food for animals and pollinators. While human activities, such as industrial land management, are often seen as being harmful to biodiversity, their study shows how Indigenous practices have benefited the health and resilience of forest ecosystems in the long-term, the researchers say.
The paper “debunks an important myth” in conservation circles, says Massachusetts Institute of Technology aerospace engineer Danielle Wood, who studies technology and international development but was not involved with the new work. By offering a long-term look at humans’ impact on the planet, the study reveals that it’s not people per se that send biodiversity on a downward spiral, but it’s instead the overexploitation of resources, she explains. If their practices are sustainable, “humans don’t have to be removed,” to save the world’s species.
“It is a ground-breaking study,” says Luke Rendell, a behavioral ecologist at the University of St. Andrews who was not involved with the research. The work adds evidence to the idea that dolphins evolved large brains to navigate their complex social environments.
Dr Thomas White shares with us his knowledge on the implications his research has of how we currently treat dolphins; while his work focuses on ethics and how we need to re-evaluate our perception of dolphin intelligence. Humans continue to apply speciesism when observing intelligence of other creatures when we do not necessarily demonstrate balanced consciousness by living within the means of the earth’s sustainable carrying capacity.
A species of Jellyfish called T. dohrnii is able to reverse its own aging process. Texas A&M-Galveston researchers are trying … More
Volcanic eruptions deep in our oceans are capable of extremely powerful releases of energy, at a rate high enough to … More