EOL

EOL

Spinner Dolphins. Image Credit: Howard Goldstein, NOAA Fisheries. World Register of Marine Species. CC BY-NC-SA

Dolphin Podcast from the Encyclopedia of Life

Stenella attenuata and Stenella longirostris You have probably seen cans of tuna in your local supermarket marked “dolphin safe.” That label means the tuna was fished in a way that spares most dolphins from being killed in the tuna fleet’s giant nets. In this podcast, biologist and guest reporter Matt Leslie brings us a story…

(New and Improved) Memory Game from the Encyclopedia of Life!

(New and Improved) Memory Game from the Encyclopedia of Life!

This is the classic game of Memory – remember where you saw a species and try to find its match! There is also a quiz that challenges you to match species names with the pictures. Try one of our marine focused memory games by visiting http://fieldguides.eol.org/memory/ and look under “Featured Games” You’ll see some changes…

Bat Podcast from the Encyclopedia of Life

Bat Podcast from the Encyclopedia of Life

The batman of Mexico has his own bat-cave. He just shares it with 4,000 Mexican long-nosed bats. In this podcast, join researcher Rodrigo Medellin as he descends into the Devil’s Cave just north of Mexico City. Listen to the podcast Learn about Bats on EOL Subscribe to all the EOL podcast on iTunes  

M-EOL Mobile App

M-EOL Mobile App

Introducing M-EOL, a new mobile app and the winner of the EOL Education Innovation Challenge! Created by Natural Solutions and available on iTunes and Google Play. Become an explorer, discovering different plant and animal species by travelling around the world. Improve your knowledge about each species through descriptions, images, distribution information, and conservation status from…

New Species in the Old World Podcast

New Species in the Old World Podcast

You don’t always have to venture into the heart of a rain forest to discover a new species. Sometimes all you have to do is look more closely, right where you are. In Europe, experts and enthusiasts alike are looking high and low, from alpine meadows to underground caves, in search of Old World species…

Saltwater Crocodiles Podcast

Saltwater Crocodiles Podcast

The city of Darwin in Australia’s Northern Territory lies in the heart of crocodile country. In the 1950s, saltwater crocodiles were shot, skinned, and turned into shoes and handbags. After hunting was banned in the 1970s, crocodile numbers climbed. Now there’s a croc for every man, woman, and child in Darwin. Can the human citizens…

Monarch Butterfly Google Earth Tour

Monarch Butterfly Google Earth Tour

A story about the migration of monarch butterflies, and the people that help them out along the way. This Google Earth Tour was produced by Atlantic Public Media in cooperation with the Encyclopedia of Life. Producers: Eduardo Garcia-Milagros & Ari Daniel Shapiro Download the Google Earth Tour KMZ file Learn more about Monarch Butterflies on the…

Armchair Taxonomist Challenge!

Armchair Taxonomist Challenge!

Get in touch with your inner science writer: announcing the Armchair Taxonomist Challenge! Humans have probably been naming things and making lists since our earliest ancestors began to separate “Stuff That Tastes Good” from “Stuff That Killed That Other Guy That One Time”.Trouble is, a lot of information about living things is hidden behind paywalls…

Image Credit: Roberto Kolter, Harvard Medical School

One Species at a Time Podcast – Bacteria

In this episode, we raise the blinds on an invisible world that’s all around us: the realm of bacteria. Don’t reach for the antibacterial gel just yet. Roberto Kolter of Harvard explains the relationship between one bacterium, Bacillus subtilis, and the majestic trees outside his office windows at Harvard Medical School. There’s a lot going…

Black-tailed prairie dog

Black-tailed prairie dogs podcast

Black-tailed prairie dogs Cynomys ludovicianus Over the past century the grasslands of northern Mexico have been taken over by shrubby mesquite and turned to desert. Ecologist Gerardo Cellabos is on a mission to turn them back. Can he restore an entire prairie ecosystem? Cellabos hopes he can, with the help of an unlikely ally. Ari…