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James J. S. Johnson, J.D., Th.D. - The latter days of July are very busy for many pollinators.1 These include birds, bees, butterflies, moths, beetles, flies, bats, and more.1-3 Pollination is essential to a healthy planet. Humans, wildlife, and agriculture benefit enormously from...

/article/albatrosses-aid-law-enforcement
James J. S. Johnson, J.D., Th.D. - Recently, albatrosses were used for a surprising and unintended purpose: catching criminals.1,2 On behalf of BBC News, Samantha Patrick reported on her tagged and satellite-tracked albatrosses. These are the same species that ICR previously...

/article/bearded-vulture-visit-england-oldest-national-park
James J. S. Johnson, J.D., Th.D. - Peak District National Park was established in 1951 as Great Britain’s first national park. Now that upland park is experiencing another historic highlight—the rare bearded vulture has arrived there to roost.1 The only other British...

/article/glow-in-the-dark-creatures-warm-july-nights
James J. S. Johnson, J.D., Th.D. - In America, the month of July is accompanied by fireworks, even in the heavens.1 However, July is also a time when certain glow-in-the-dark animals—creatures of the sky and sea—shine forth their own “night lights.”2 Two...

/article/manatees-visit-warm-waters-of-north-carolina
James J. S. Johnson, J.D., Th.D. - During July 4th weekend, manatees made a patriotic appearance on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.1,2 Manatees stopped to visit the Outer Banks over the holiday weekend, showing up in the canals of Colington. … The manatee is [a]...

/article/thermometers-and-fish-whats-the-mercury-reading
James J. S. Johnson, J.D., Th.D. - For centuries, mercury has been used in thermometers for reading our body temperatures, but now we measure mercury levels to see if seafood is safe to eat.1-4 If you are hungry for fish, maybe trout would be a good choice.1 Nearly half of all...

/article/belugas-select-friends-who-arent-close-kin
James J. S. Johnson, J.D., Th.D. - Beluga whales don’t select their friends according to what Darwinists would expect, a new Florida Atlantic University study shows.1,2 The research findings are taken from ten Arctic beluga whale ranges, including Alaska’s Yakutat Bay,...

/article/alaskan-alcids-efficiently-designed-air-water
James J. S. Johnson, J.D., Th.D. - Recent research on the flying behavior of Alaskan alcids shows how Earth has two kinds of fluid-filled “oceans”, the liquid ocean of sea-water and the gaseous “ocean” of air.1-3 (Alcids are auk-like birds, such as murres,...

/article/ghost-crabs-growl-by-gnashing-their-gut-teeth
James J. S. Johnson, J.D., Th.D. - A recent science news video shows barium-marked fluoroscopy of a ghost crab’s gut teeth in action. The video reveals how that species of crab can control friction of its gastric mill teeth (i.e., teeth inside its digestive gut) in order to...

/article/seals-help-swedes-chart-paths-of-the-seas
James J. S. Johnson, J.D., Th.D. - Swedish researchers have recently reported some newly documented “paths of the seas”1,2 thanks to some helpful (and high-tech) Weddell seals, plus some satellite-linked “glider” robots.3-5 Using state-of-the-art ocean...

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