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Antenna model of the observation system is ready for underwater training of cosmonauts

Icarus antenna passes float test

Antenna model of the observation system is ready for underwater training of cosmonauts [more]
Without their sense of smell, lesser black-backed gulls are unable to compensate for deviations from their natural migratory corridor

Seagulls use smells to navigate

Without their sense of smell, lesser black-backed gulls are unable to compensate for deviations from their natural migratory corridor [more]
Migratory birds need less time to travel longer routes when they optimize for wind support.

Gone with the wind

Migratory birds need less time to travel longer routes when they optimize for wind support. [more]
In a baboon group, any member can set the direction - not just the highest-ranking animal

Baboons follow the majority

In a baboon group, any member can set the direction - not just the highest-ranking animal [more]
The case of Cecil shows: with the help of satellite transmitter systems, researchers can determine the cause of death of animals almost in real time

GPS transmitters can protect animals from poaching

The case of Cecil shows: with the help of satellite transmitter systems, researchers can determine the cause of death of animals almost in real time [more]
The ambitious and globally unique ICARUS project receives funding from ROSKOSMOS

Observing small animals from space will soon be reality

The ambitious and globally unique ICARUS project receives funding from ROSKOSMOS [more]
On their loop migration covering thousands of kilometres to their winter quarters in Central Africa, the birds hardly deviate from their path

Cuckoos stay on course

On their loop migration covering thousands of kilometres to their winter quarters in Central Africa, the birds hardly deviate from their path [more]
In many parts of the world, goats are important suppliers of milk, meat and hides. However, Martin Wikelski, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Radolfzell, has very different plans for these modest animals: he wants to use them to predict volcanic eruptions.

A Four-Legged Early-Warning System

In many parts of the world, goats are important suppliers of milk, meat and hides. However, Martin Wikelski, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Radolfzell, has very different plans for these modest animals: he wants to use them to predict volcanic eruptions. [more]
At the Radolfzell observatory of the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Martin Wikelski and his team use miniature transmitters to track a wide variety of species on their travels

Life on the Move

At the Radolfzell observatory of the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, Martin Wikelski and his team use miniature transmitters to track a wide variety of species on their travels [more]
Scientists have succeeded for the first time in fitting monarch butterflies with a radio transmitter and in tracking them from an aircraft over a long distance on their flight northwards during the butterflies’ annual migration from their winter residence in Mexico

Monarch butterflies with a heavy load

Scientists have succeeded for the first time in fitting monarch butterflies with a radio transmitter and in tracking them from an aircraft over a long distance on their flight northwards during the butterflies’ annual migration from their winter residence in Mexico [more]
Using animal behaviour data to better inform mathematical models of animal movements

Just ask the animals!

Using animal behaviour data to better inform mathematical models of animal movements [more]
Swallow-tailed gulls hunt most often under a new moon, when fish come to the surface under the cover of darkness

Lunar cycle determines hunting behaviour of nocturnal gulls

Swallow-tailed gulls hunt most often under a new moon, when fish come to the surface under the cover of darkness [more]
Pigeons are disoriented without olfactory sense

Birds use right nostril to navigate

Pigeons are disoriented without olfactory sense [more]
Agoutis disperse tree seeds in the rain forest of Latin America

Thieving rodents as saviours of tropical trees

Agoutis disperse tree seeds in the rain forest of Latin America [more]
The large, dominant male Galapagos giant tortoises usually start their annual migration at the beginning of the dry season

Galapagos tortoises are a migrating species

The large, dominant male Galapagos giant tortoises usually start their annual migration at the beginning of the dry season [more]
 
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