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Four new mammal species discovered in Democratic Republic of Congo

Four new mammal species discovered in Democratic Republic of Congo

Julian Kerbis Peterhans, a Roosevelt University professor and adjunct curator at The Field Museum who has conducted extensive studies on mammals in Africa, has announced the discovery of four new species of small mammals in the eastern section of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The mammals were found during an expedition to the Misotshi-Kabogo highlands […]

Species diversity in coral reefs: Very similar looking coral species differ in how they survive in harsh environments

Species diversity in coral reefs: Very similar looking coral species differ in how they survive in harsh environments

Rising water temperatures due to climate change are putting coral reefs in jeopardy, but a surprising discovery by a team of marine biologists suggests that very similar looking coral species differ in how they survive in harsh environments. «We’ve found that previously unrecognized species diversity was hiding some corals’ ability to respond to climate change,» […]