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Counting sheep in a changing world

Studies of the wild sheep on St Kilda show that population size is increasing while the sheep themselves are getting smaller.

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Can tropical forest lizards survive climate change?

Preliminary results from the Bay Islands of Honduras show that, contrary to expectations, some tropical forest lizards may actually cope well with increasing temperatures due to climate change.

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Saltwater frogs exhibit water conservation to exploit their environment

Research carried out on crab-eating frogs in Indonesia has found that these saltwater amphibians have some skin resistance to water loss that allows them to reduce desiccation during the critical period of acclimation from land to sea.

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Mangroves reveal more robust coral species

Studies into coral growth in extreme environments have revealed that some species are more robust than previously thought, and capable of withstanding light deprivation for many days.

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