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Midwinter oddities: Jan. 28-Feb. 4

Posted By David L. Evans, Thursday, January 28, 2016
Updated: Monday, February 1, 2016

Midwinter oddities: Jan. 28-Feb. 4

Thanks to 'net detective Paul Blumstein

Vertebrates

Who killed big bird?

http://www.colorado.edu/news/releases/2016/01/29/ancient-extinction-giant-australian-bird-points-humans

Complete, free report, links images, from Forbes

Is that what you wanted to know about manatees?

http://www.upworthy.com/youre-probably-already-a-manatee-fan-if-not-here-are-22-reasons-to-become-one?c=upw1

Free list, images from Upworthy

Jamaican anole

http://www.nsf.gov/news/mmg/mmg_disp.jsp?med_id=80002

Press release, video, links from NSF

Invertebrates

Fighting, social octopuses

http://www.rdmag.com/news/2016/02/these-social-octopuses-are-combative?et_cid=5088242&et_rid=54713780&location=top&et_cid=5088242&et_rid=54713780&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.rdmag.com%2fnews%2f2016%2f02%2fthese-social-octopuses-are-combative%3fet_cid%3d5088242%26et_rid%3d%%subscriberid%%%26location%3dtop

Complete, free report, image from R&D mag.

The tongue of the fly

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/45196/title/Image-of-the-Day--Taste-Tubes/

Short explanation, image from The Scientist

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