Thousands join protest against Western Australian shark cull

Under the catch-and-kill policy, introduced by Western Australian premier, Colin Barnett, in January, baited drum lines are dropped offshore from the state’s most popular beaches. Only sharks three metres or longer are targeted, but critics claim smaller sharks and other species will be caught as well Under the catch-and-kill policy, introduced by Western Australian premier, […]

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Study Provides Insights into Courtship Display of Golden-Collared Manakin (Videos)

The acrobatic courtship displays of male Golden-collared manakins (Manacus vitellinus) are less energetically costly than they appear, says a group of ornithologists headed by Dr Julia Barske of the University of California. The Golden-collared manakin is a small passerine bird (Pipridae family) found exclusively found in western Colombia and Panama. Male Golden-collared manakins dance and […]

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