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By Madeline McCurry-Schmidt People are incredibly curious about how turtles have sex. This blog gets fairly good traffic based mainly on the search term “how do turtles have sex.” I wrote about turtle sex once, about two years ago. Based … Continue reading
By Madeline McCurry-Schmidt Here’s a confession: I’ve never used a typewriter. I’ve also never dialed on a rotary phone or played a eight-track tape. I was a deprived child of the 1990s. One technology I don’t have a hipster-like nostalgia … Continue reading
By Madeline McCurry-Schmidt Shark news update! While beachgoers in Florida worry about a shark attack off St. Augustine, shark behavior research goes strong. First — A shameless plug. I had to investigate when I ran into a reference to Dr. … Continue reading
By Madeline McCurry-Schmidt Who knew that sex between two platypi could mean hope for the British Empire? In 1943, as bombs fell on London and German submarines lurked in the Atlantic, Churchill sent the Australian prime minister an odd request: … Continue reading
By Madeline McCurry-Schmidt In March, I wrote a post about why researchers and conservationists want to protect the California condor. My friend Corinne Ross, an intern with the Fish and Wildlife Service Condor Recovery Program, explained the odd process of condor … Continue reading
By Madeline McCurry-Schmidt On a recent Saturday night, I was sitting on my sofa, watching tv, when I got a call about condor sex. “They are getting frisky right now,” said my friend, Corinne Ross. Ross was perched on a … Continue reading
By Madeline McCurry-Schmidt To quote nearly every tv sitcom cynic in nearly every Valentine’s Day episode: “What’s sooooo special about one day in February?! Ugh!” And while that sitcom character goes on to learn the value of love, I’m going … Continue reading