Multiple cryptic species of jaguarundi?

One must be very careful using studies of mitochondrial DNA to make conclusions about the natural history of animals. The DNA is inherited matrilinearly. It does not follow the entire genetic legacy of an organism. However, it can point to … Continue reading

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Hybridization in captive populations could be damaging to two Western Atlantic seahorse species

Seahorse always fascinated me. When I was a kid, we’d go to the souvenir shops at the beach in North Carolina, and of course, there would be many shells and sand dollars to buy. And you could pick up a … Continue reading

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TRACIE HOTCHNER: SHELTER DOGS HELP PROTECT ENDANGERED SPECIES

There is a detection-dog program called Conservation Canines (CK9), part of the University of Washington’s Center for Conservation Biology, that is putting to a brand new use the amazing sense of smell that dogs possess. These CK9 dogs are trained … Continue reading

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TRACIE HOTCHNER: SHELTER DOGS HELP PROTECT ENDANGERED SPECIES

There is a detection-dog program called Conservation Canines (CK9), part of the University of Washington’s Center for Conservation Biology, that is putting to a brand new use the amazing sense of smell that dogs possess. These CK9 dogs are trained … Continue reading

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