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Seven distinct African crocodile species, not just three, biologists show

Seven distinct African crocodile species, not just three, biologists show

African crocodiles, long thought of as just three known species, are among the most iconic creatures on that continent. But recent University of Florida research now finds that there are at least seven distinct African crocodile species. The UF team’s latest discovery, led by then-doctoral candidate Matthew H. Shirley, is that what had been believed […]

Peaceful bumblebee becomes invasive

Peaceful bumblebee becomes invasive

Bumblebees look cute. They have a thick fur, fly somewhat clumsily and are less aggressive than honeybees or wasps. They are very much appreciated by farmers as keen pollen collectors. Particularly in the context of the crisis-stricken honeybee populations, the buff-tailed bumblebee, Bombus terrestris, is being bred on an industrial scale for the pollination of […]