Published: Jun 28th, 2011
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers received a rare 25-foot-long, deep-water giant squid Monday, the only one of its kind in the collections of the Florida Museum of Natural History.
Published: Jun 23rd, 2011
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — An endangered Florida bird may have some unexpected help in its struggle for survival, according to a new University of Florida study.
Published: Jun 22nd, 2011
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Lionfish are causing problems for native fish populations in Florida’s coastal waters, such as grouper and snapper, prompting efforts to try and curb populations of the invasive species.
Published: May 31st, 2011
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Plastic may compete with paper in the grocery line, but it doesn’t have to compete with the world’s food supply, according to University of Florida researchers.
Published: May 18th, 2011
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Maintaining the world’s threatened animal and plant species may rest with something as simple as knowing how far a bird can fly before it must answer nature’s call.
Published: May 11th, 2011
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Phosphate poses one of Florida’s ongoing water-quality challenges but a process developed by University of Florida researchers could provide an affordable solution, using partially burned organic matter called biochar to remove the mineral.
Published: May 5th, 2011
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new University of Florida study shows cats are the dominant predator to mockingbird eggs and nestlings in urban areas, prompting conservationists to urge pet owners to keep felines indoors at night.
Published: Apr 26th, 2011
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Dennis Gray may not be able to control Florida’s humidity, but he wants to help popular grape varieties shrug off fungal diseases that thrive in muggy weather, and open up new markets for the state’s growers and winemakers.
Published: Apr 7th, 2011
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Pet owners sometimes release unwanted exotic animals into the wild, considering it an act of kindness.
Published: Mar 7th, 2011
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A University of Florida study demonstrates extinction’s ripple effect through the animal kingdom, including how the demise of large mammals 20,000 years ago led to the disappearance of one species of cowbird.