Happy Pride Month!

Happy Pride Month!

The natural world is filled with colorful, magnificent, and fabulously diverse wonders. Many species of mammals, fish, and birds engage in nonreproductive sexual behavior and display same-sex courtship, pair-bonding, and co-parenting. Species like bonobos, giraffes,...
Grizzly and Black Bear Co-occurance

Grizzly and Black Bear Co-occurance

As outdoor recreation evolves, it is important to look at non-human animal and human interactions especially when it comes to animals that do not fear humans as much. A study in Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada studied how often grizzly and black bears appear in...
Carnivore Brain Size Evolution

Carnivore Brain Size Evolution

In the past, it was believed that sociality i.e. tendency to associate in or form social groups, determined a species’ brain size. It seemed that forming complex relationships and societies allowed for larger brains as seen in communities of primates. Although that...
First Dinosaur from Washington State

First Dinosaur from Washington State

Along the Cedar District Formation, a geologic formation on the San Juan Islands of Washington, British Columbia, and Vancouver Island, a proximal left femur was formally recorded as the first dinosaur found in Washington state. The fossil was retrieved in the shallow...