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Vieques Bats

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Scientists Isha Alexander and Keith Geluso worked on a research study to identify the current species of bats living in Vieques, an important step toward planning management and conservation efforts.

Original article: http://www.checklist.org.br/getpdf?SL085-12

This podcast and the full story is in Spanish. To access it, please press the button below marked "Español".


Video Library of Puerto Rican Fauna

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Dr. Eddie Laboy Nieves from Turabo University shares his most recent project, a video library that allows the public to see first-hand many of the animals native to Puerto Rico.

The Video Library can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/VideotecaFaunaPR.

This podcast and the full story is in Spanish. To access it, please press the button below marked "Español".


How do corals fight off infections?

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Puerto Rico has coral reefs of remarkable beauty. What many people do not know is that these organisms are extremely delicate and susceptible to viruses, bacteria, and other infectious microorganisms. As in humans, corals have an immune system that helps them fight off infections, but little is known about how it works. A group from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras studied the immune system response of the sea fan coral and developed a mathematic model to simulate how this coral responds to common infections. 

Overheated lizards – Radiocápsula Ciencia Puerto Rico

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The Puerto Rican lizard, "Anolis cristatellus", has two populations, one living in dry forests (Guánica, Aguirre, Boquerón and Ceiba) and one living in humid forests (Guajataca, Cambalache, La Vega and Mata de Plátano). Those living in dry forests are reaching their maximum temperature and could be a victim of climate change.

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