Tag: birds

Ancient DNA Found Hidden Below Sea Floor

Ancient DNA Found Hidden Below Sea Floor

In the middle of the South Atlantic, there’s a patch of sea almost devoid of life. There are no birds, few fish, not even much plankton. But researchers report that they’ve found buried treasure under the empty waters

Counting birds with drones

A remote colony of birds kept flying away before anyone could count them, so a team of ecologists built a do-it-yourself aerial drone to spy on them from above.

Hummingbirds can keep dry with motion

It’s a question with the deceptive simplicity of a zen koan: How does a hummingbird keep dry? It’s not by staying out of the rain. Instead, as shown in a series of high-speed videos that reveal what’s hidden to the naked eye by time, hummingbirds shake themselves like dogs.