Flying fish (Cheilopogon melanurus) are so desperate to lay their eggs deep in the centre of a floating palm frond that many of them become stuck. Unable to escape, these dead weights sink the life raft and down they all go, to Davy Jones’ locker.
A damselfly’s adult life is so short that a newly mature female must mate and lay her eggs in the same day that she becomes an adult. Not only will her wings help her to secure a mate, but they will also be crucial when it comes to laying her eggs… underwater.
Alaskan brown bears (Ursus arctos middendorffi) take to the sea to get first bite at the annual salmon run. Luckily it’s a good year, with the bears getting much more than just the bare necessities…
Compared to their body size, Black-necked Stilts (Himantopus mexicanus) have the longest legs of any bird! Lab photographer Gerrit Vyn shares a remarkable flock of stilts he filmed in Louisiana at Audubon’s Paul J. Rainey Reserve.
Macaulay Library archivist Martha Fischer takes us to Florida’s Dry Tortugas National Park where she experienced the bizarre mating displays of Magnificent Frigatebirds (Fregata magnificens).
The BP disaster caused upheaval and damage to the people and wildlife of the Mississippi Delta’s vast ecosystem. But it was also only the latest addition to a list of injuries the region has suffered over time, including hurricanes, storm surges, channelization, and sediment loss. People began taming the Mississippi River in the early twentieth […]