Scientifically Speaking ….

A new mammal species has been discovered in Madagascar, and is described here on Tetrapod Zoology. It is NOT a primate.

Brian Switek reviews Shooting in the Wild: An Insider’s Account of Making Movies in the Animal Kingdom, an important book that “an in-depth look at wild animals on film, covering the history of wildlife documentaries, safety issues, and the never-ending pressure to obtain the “money shot.”” (booklist). Brian’s review, which I highly recommend, is HERE.

The PLoS Blog Pick of the Month for July has been announced, and it’s a post by Hannah Waters of Culturing Science on forest canopy height. This is a great choice. Read it here.