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Biodiversity higher in the tropics, but species more likely to arise at higher latitudes

Biodiversity higher in the tropics, but species more likely to arise at higher latitudes

A new study of 2300 species of mammals and nearly 6700 species of birds from across the globe helps explain why there are so many more species of plants and animals in the tropics than at higher latitudes. In a study supported by the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center in North Carolina, researchers found that while […]

A brooding marine worm found in Antarctica

A brooding marine worm found in Antarctica

Brooding is a usual behavior in animals. However, to observe it in a marine worm is exceptional and, more surprisingly, it guards eggs from external threats. The scientific finding, published recently in the journal Polar Biology, was developed by researchers Conxita Àvila and Sergio Taboada, from the Department of Animal Biology of the University of […]