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Natural Selections: Deer Adaptation

Over the next few months fawns will be born. What adaptations do they have to survive and how long do they stay with their mother.  Go to full article

"Natural" Zoo Habitats Can be Deceiving, pt. 2

At your local zoo--if you can suspend disbelief for a moment--you might find yourself in the middle of a tropical rainforest. Or a dusty African plain, watching the animals in their natural habitat. Of course, those wild settings are merely a faade. Clever construction techniques covering up concrete cages. In the second of a two-part series, the Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports... the thought and planning behind the displays can be nearly as intricate as nature itself.  Go to full article

"Natural" Zoo Habitats Can be Deceiving

Zoos across the nation are putting their animals in more natural settings instead of cages. For some zoos, it's done to make the animal's lives a little more comfortable. But for others, it's simply done to draw more people. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham has the details in the first of a two-part series.  Go to full article

Natural Selections: "Frozen" Fish

Frozen fish that come back to life when thawed? Find out with Martha Foley and Dr. Curt Stager.  Go to full article

Natural Selections: Dark-eyed Juncos

Dark-eyed Juncos are abundant winter visitors to the North Country. Martha Foley and Dr. Curt Stager discuss their habits and habitats.  Go to full article

Natural Selections: Ospreys

Martha Foley and Dr. Curt Stager discuss the osprey--a large, black and white bird of prey that eats almost exclusively fish.  Go to full article

Natural Selctions: Bumblebee Fuzz

Are bumblebees actually furry? Martha asks Dr. Curt Stager to explain the nature and purpose of bumblebee fuzz.  Go to full article

Natural Selections: Primates

A human male and a male chimpanzee have as much in common, genetically, as a man and a woman. Dr. Curt Stager and Martha Foley look at our evolutionary cousins, primates.  Go to full article

Scientists Call For Stronger Canadian Endangered Species Protection

More than 1300 US and Canadian scientists are asking the Canadian government to strengthen proposed legislation that would protect endangered species. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Karen Kelly explains.  Go to full article

Natural Selections: Bird Migration

How do birds discover their migration routes? Are they taught, is it instinct, or a special sense? Dr Curt Stager and Martha Foley discuss what's known and what's guessed.  Go to full article

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