The Friday Five: Conservation and nature stories from around the world that caught our eye this week
Each week, countless inspiring and informative stories are published about conservation successes or discoveries in nature and wildlife around the world. Here are some of the conservation and nature stories that caught our attention the week of April 20, 2020:
Dolphins with character
New research shows that wild dolphins, like those in captivity, have personalities. They also have preferences for companions.
Lizards’ latest cologne
Scientists discovered that Aegean wall lizards, when relocated to predator-free islets, will develop new chemical signals. Greater signal richness may advertise the male’s quality and attractiveness.
Reviving ancient aquaculture technology
Indigenous Hawaiian fishponds created 800 years ago in Oahu are being revitalized and studied to see if they could become productive again.
A different kind of world map
The first global map of high biodiversity areas shows some of these areas are in better condition than predicted.
A species of springtail — a miniscule and primitive relative of insects — has survived on remote Antarctic mountains for many ice ages.