Stories tagged "zoology"

New Hawaiian spider species found

April 21st, 2011 | by Cheryl Ernst | Comments Off

Researcher find new species of endemic Hawaiian spider.

Kelly Benoit-Bird receives genius award

January 4th, 2011 | by Kymber-Lee Char | 1 Comment

Zoology alumna receives MacArthur genius grant for work on animal behavior in the ocean food web.

Widespread eyes give hammerheads broad visual range

April 14th, 2010 | by Malamalama Staff | Comments Off

Scientists have long speculated on the evolutionary advantage of a hammerhead shark’s widespread eyes. University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa zoologist Timothy Tricas and two Florida Atlantic University colleagues developed a vision test to find out.

Rats’ taste in snails spurs conservation caution

October 6th, 2009 | by Cheryl Ernst | Comments Off

Because rats dine on both indigenous snails and the destructive non-native snails they compete with, controlling rats raises conservation concerns.

Peacock grouper not on the menu

June 1st, 2009 | by Cheryl Ernst | 3 Comments

Mānoa researchers try and determine if populations of peacock grouper around Hawaiʻi might be safe for human consumption.

Same-sex pairing is for the birds, at least in albatross

August 29th, 2008 | by Malamalama Staff | Comments Off

What’s a gal to do when all the good men are taken? If she’s a Laysan albatross, she might get herself impregnated and raise the chick with the help of a female friend.