Jason G. Goldman’s Contributions:
These Bats Take Fun Dip to a Whole New Level
After dipping into the ocean, Mauritian flying foxes lick the salt water left behind on their bodies.
Sep 28, 2020 | 500 words, about 2 minutes
How a Coral Reef Holds Up in a Hurricane
Two Category 5 hurricanes that slammed into the US Virgin Islands gave researchers a glimpse into how corals weather storms.
Jul 20, 2020 | 500 words, about 2 minutes
How a Handful of Mice Take Over an Island
New research shows how behavioral changes help mice overcome the limitations of a small invasive population.
Feb 25, 2019 | 650 words, about 3 minutes
For Larval Mud Snails, It’s about the Motion of the Ocean
Planktonic mud snails navigate using the feeling of passing waves.
Nov 15, 2018 | 550 words, about 2 minutes
A Scientist Found a Kelp on a Worm in a Hole in the Mud on the Bottom of the Sea
A novel ecological relationship lets kelp grow where it otherwise couldn’t.
Nov 2, 2018 | 450 words, about 2 minutes
Can Fish Tell When a Diver Is Armed?
Scientists test whether fish really can tell if a diver is holding a speargun.
Aug 27, 2018 | 700 words, about 3 minutes
Cannibal Lizard Snags a Mouthful
Researchers spotted one Aegean wall lizard eating another for the first time.
May 10, 2018 | 550 words, about 2 minutes
Giant Kelp: Here to Help
The elongated seaweed plays a key structural role in marine environments.
Apr 18, 2018 | 350 words, a quick read
A Whale (Shark) of an Ethical Dilemma
Tourists know—and knowingly accept—that animals may be suffering for their wildlife experience.
Apr 13, 2018 | 800 words, about 4 minutes
Pest Control: Two for the Price of One
Researchers unintentionally eradicated the Asian tiger mosquito from Palmyra Atoll.
Feb 28, 2018 | 850 words, about 4 minutes
Even Corals Have Microbiomes
Warming and acidification affect different coral species’ microbiomes in diverse ways.
Feb 23, 2018 | 500 words, about 2 minutes
Why Whales Leap Into the Air
After hundreds of hours of observations, we now know it’s true: breaching humpback whales are yelling.
Feb 1, 2017 | 550 words, about 2 minutes
The Timeline of Fear
Two populations of bandicoots show that learning to fear a new predator can take quite some time.
Oct 11, 2016 | 500 words, about 2 minutes
When Living on an Island Kills
Ecotourism threatens the cute and cuddly quokkas isolated on an island in the Indian Ocean.
Sep 20, 2016 | 500 words, about 2 minutes
Even Scientists Are Biased Toward Cute Animals
In the conservation science literature, some animals get way more attention than others.
Aug 17, 2016 | 500 words, about 2 minutes
The Evolutionary Trick that Lets Bowhead Whales Grow So Big
Young bowhead whales may deconstruct their own bones to help fuel the growth of their huge baleen.
Jul 25, 2016 | 550 words, about 2 minutes
Gone But Not Forgotten: Filipino Fishers Recount the Region’s Disappearing Species
Interviews with fishers reveal a long-term record of species change.
Jun 16, 2016 | 450 words, about 2 minutes
Death by a Thousand Ship Strikes
The Canary Island’s sperm whales are (slowly) being wiped out by ship strikes.
Apr 19, 2016 | 550 words, about 2 minutes
Building a Fence out of Sound
This highly specific noisemaker drives seals away.
Jan 21, 2016 | 550 words, about 2 minutes
Humpbacks Are Being Drowned Out
Australia’s humpback whales go mute when faced with anthropogenic noise pollution.
Jan 19, 2016 | 450 words, about 2 minutes
A Sacrifice for the Catalina Foxes
With careful monitoring and a vaccination campaign, Catalina Island’s tiny foxes are steadily recovering.
Dec 10, 2015 | 900 words, about 4 minutes
Angling Techniques Target Fish With Different “Personalities”
Recreational fishing may be an evolutionary pressure, causing fish to change their behavior.
Oct 8, 2015 | 550 words, about 2 minutes
The One Simple Trick to Being a Highly Successful Plover Parent
(That ravens and crows don’t want you to know!)
Sep 29, 2015 | 550 words, about 2 minutes
Garbage on the Beach Is Bad For Your Mental Health
Too much rubbish ruins the calming effect of the beach.
Aug 4, 2015 | 400 words, about 2 minutes
Could invasive Australian crayfish be a good thing for Jamaica?
Jun 25, 2015 | 600 words, about 3 minutes
Big Bad Dottybacks
Predatory fish dress like their prey.
May 13, 2015 | 400 words, about 2 minutes
When Predators Collide
South African seals are feasting on blue sharks.
Apr 28, 2015 | 700 words, about 3 minutes