A new study is giving us new information about how sea turtles mate! Researchers from UK have discovered that hawksbill turtles are mainly monogamous! They store sperm from one male and then use it to fertilise multiple egg clutches. Other species can have more than one kind of sperm stored. So the number of males in the hawksbill is more important, as a higher number would result in higher genetic variation. Should we use data like this to improve conservation projects as soon as we know them?
In a tiny corner of western Poland a forest of about 400 pine trees grow with a 90 degree bend at the base of their trunks - all bent northward. Surrounded by a larger forest of straight growing pine trees this collection of curved trees, or "Crooked Forest," is a mystery.