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A Murder of Crows: West Nile in the Winter

By Mitch Hinton It’s fall and winter is rapidly approaching. For many in Davis this brings to mind mildly cooler temperatures and wetter conditions (we hope). To me however, as a bird enthusiast, fall signals the influx of migratory American … Continue reading

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Resurrecting the Ice Age Giants: A Behavioral Perspective

Extinction may not be forever. With recent technological advances, it may eventually be possible to bring species back from the dead. Within our lifetime, we could see woolly mammoths roaming the Arctic tundra. Last week, a team of scientists made … Continue reading

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Fun Fact Friday: Albatross Migration

Gray-headed albatrosses make journeys of up to 7,767 miles at a rate of 590 miles per day. Source: Croxall et al. (2005) Science 307: 249-250

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Fun Fact Friday

Monarch butterflies use the sun to navigate on their long seasonal migrations.  Know what body part they use to sense the sun’s location in the sky?

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