A sleeping glassfrog photographed with a flash from its dorsal (back) side, showing its leaf-green coloration in reflected light. © Jesse Delia New research shows that glassfrogs—known for their highly transparent undersides and muscles—perform their “disappearing acts” by stowing away nearly all of their red blood cells into their uniquelyContinue Reading

West Village. Photo © JF An intense storm is forecast to bring heavy rain, strong winds, coastal flooding, cold temperatures, and potential flash freezes to the New York City area from Thursday afternoon into the weekend The New York City Emergency Management Department today issued a travel advisory for ThursdayContinue Reading

World Surf League (WSL) Championship Tour (CT) surfer and 2022 World Champion, Filipe Toledo (BRA), will announce one of the first ten United Nations (UN) World Restoration Flagships alongside a celebrity panel, including Jason Mamoa and Ellie Goulding. The presentation will take place during the Virtual Gala, which will be available to live stream onContinue Reading

The Pool, Central Park. Photo © JF NYC Parks Launches New Tree Map — includes 150,000 newly mapped park trees and 650,000 previously mapped street trees   Now on one easy-to-use map, New Yorkers can report tree conditions in parks and on streets directly to Parks staff—comprehensive map increases efficiency and response time   Yesterday,Continue Reading

(Left) The placozoan Hoilungia hongkongensis. (Middle) The placozoan Trichoplax adherents. (Right) The placozoan Cladtertia collaboinventa.(Left) © M. Tessler, J. Neumann, K. Kamm, et al. (Middle) © B. Schierwater, et al. (Right) © M. Tessler, J. Neumann, K. Kamm, et al. The group with the world’s simplest animals—tiny blob-like life forms with no organs and justContinue Reading

South Street Seaport Museum announces Perspectives on Whales, Oceans, and the Changing Coastline, on Tuesday, December 6, 2022, 6pm, at 12 Fulton Street, NYC. Famed marine biologist, photographer, and USCG-licensed captain Gaelin Rosenwaks will join in conversation with historian and journalist Jessica DuLong for this riveting evening on the heels of the release of Rosenwaks’s newContinue Reading

NYC Parks today announced the completion of its “Shoreline Parks Plan,” New York City’s first-ever conceptual plan for the East Shore of Staten Island. Addressing approximately 5.5 miles of shoreline and 1,000 acres of NYC Parks property, the Shoreline Parks Plan re-envisions parks along Staten Island’s shore and introduces diversified amenities and activities; increases accessibility and circulation; and improves the overall visitor experience. The plan is necessitated by the proposed U.S. Army Corps Coastal StormContinue Reading