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If you’re planning on dressing up as Wolverine for Halloween this year, folks here at the Ethogram suggest you start looking for a caribou leg and not retractable nails for your costume. Yep- that’s right- wolverines are not just a … Continue reading
You’ve most likely heard of squid and octopii, but have you ever seen their close relative, the Cuttlefish (Order: Sepiidae)?! There are about 120 species of cuttlefish around the world, exhibiting an amazing array of behaviors and fascinating physiological adaptations. Like … Continue reading
Greetings from the tundra. The past few weeks have been some of my favorite of the field season— time for nestling and fledgling birds!
Whew! A lot has happened on the tundra in the past two weeks! Since my last post the weather has gone from one extreme to another with multiple snow-storms and now blistering heat. While I’ve been coping with the weather … Continue reading
Greetings from Alaska! For the next few months, I’ll be sharing occasional photos and updates from my field work at Toolik Lake Field Station studying a small migratory songbird- the Gambel’s White-crowned sparrow.
Ellen Ketterson is a Distinguished Professor of Biology and Gender Studies at Indiana University. Selected by students at UC Davis to give a Storer Lecture, she talked with Ethogram writer Helen Chmura about her life studying the evolution, behavior, and physiology … Continue reading