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Cheryl Gray

HOW OLD IS THAT MOUNTAIN LION?

May 14, 2017

How old is that mountain lion? Scientists who can get up close enough, measure age by their teeth. These mammals have 4 types of teeth: incisors, canines, premolars, and molars. Incisors are front teeth that are very straight and used for cutting. Read full report.

Animals Can No Longer Escape Human Noise Pollution in the US

May 8, 2017

Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado is famous for its majestic mountains, lush forests, and crystal clean air. The late John Denver even sang about the "Rocky Mountain High" he felt within this beautiful setting. When scientific recordings are made there and at the majority of other US protected areas, however, a major problem becomes evident: noise pollution. Read full report.

Exploring the use of five types of puma vocalizations

April 28, 2017

Communication is an important component of animal behavior, but is difficult to study in the wild. This is especially true for cryptic wildlife species, such as carnivores, that are difficult to observe. Recent advances in the technology of motion-triggered video cameras now enable researchers to remotely record intimate behaviors, such as vocalizations, in cryptic species. Read full report.

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