Animals in the News

From: Christian Science Monitor

Russell et al./Current Biology

By Eva Botkin-Kowacki

Researchers tracked the movements of seals through wind farms rooted in the ocean floor. These seals followed the layout of the turbines closely, demonstrating that they were foraging for food, say scientists.

Ocean wind turbines generate more than just electricity. They also appear to be creating a buffet for seals, say scientists.

When rooted in the ocean floor, a wind farm can become a sort of artificial reef, a home for invertebrate animals. These animals attract predators, which in turn attract species higher up the food chain, eventually leading to the fish that seals eat.

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Meet Baku and Cleo!

by Rebecca on July 18, 2014

in Animals in the News

As adults, Africa’s Serval cats are one of the world’s most successful hunters. But as kittens, these future spotted killers are one of the cutest creatures you’ve ever seen. Making their debut this week in Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens, Florida, the brother and sister Servals are just two months old.




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