Scientists found sharks frequent the coastal waters just outside Miami. They expected sharks to avoid the area and warn this could expose sharks to pollutants and increase the risk of dangerous run-ins with humans. They identified areas that humans could avoid to allow sharks to thrive.
Researchers found evidence that microscopic skin mites acting as parasites to humans may be evolving into internal symbionts. Their limited mating pool has made mites extremely genetically simple, and researchers suggest they may provide unidentified benefits to their hosts already.
Yellowstone National Park reopened its south entrance after extreme flooding in the park destroyed roadways last week. Called a “1 in 500-year event” by the U.S. Geological Survey, the flooding was driven by torrential rain, closing Yellowstone for the first time since a 1988 wildfire.