Ecology & Zoology

Want More Milk? Name Your Cow, Says Study- And They're Serious

Name it and the milk will come, say scientists at Newcastle University.  It's not "Field of Dreams" it's Milk of Dreams.   Or whatever analogy you want to use for a correlation-causation fantasy that leads to a conclusion that a cow wit ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Jan 27 2024 - 11:08am

Why Some Female Whales Live So Long: Menopause

Humans and five whale species are the only mammals known to go through menopause. Why is unclear but a new study sought answers. Scientists found that females of short-finned pilot whales, false killer whales, killer whales, narwhals and beluga whales and ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 13 2024 - 2:16pm

First Nation Shell Middens And True Oysters

One of the now rare species of oysters in the Pacific Northwest is the Olympia oyster, Ostrea lurida, (Carpenter, 1864). While rare today, these are British Columbia’s only native oyster.  Had you been dining on their brethren in the 1800s or earlier, it w ...

Article - Heidi Henderson - Mar 24 2024 - 10:40pm