• An Antarctic plesiosaur.

    Oldest Antarctic "Sea Monster" Found

    Swam Warm Antarctic Seas 85 Million Years Ago

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Prehistoric Features

  • Photo: Gully bones

    Digging Up Sea Monsters

    Follow the blog from the Spitsbergen Expedition as they unearth "sea monsters″ from the Upper Jurassic Period 150 million years ago.

  • Image: A bacculite

    Photo Gallery: Sea Monsters

    Get a glimpse of what prehistoric sea creatures may have looked like millions of years ago.

  • Photo: A Dimorphodon flies across the forest in a scene from the movie Flying Monsters 3D

    Flying Monsters 3D

    Could flying monsters have existed? With cutting-edge 3-D filming technology and CGI, Flying Monsters 3D recreates spectacular pterosaurs and brings these giant flying creatures to life.

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    Bizarre Dinosaurs

    A bizarre gallery of Mesozoic monsters prompts John Updike to ask: What has evolution wrought?

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    Prehistoric World

    Discover and explore prehistoric times with galleries, time lines, quizzes, and more.

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Animal News

  •  Small Gobius paganellus amongst corraline red algae in a shallow rockpool.

    Rockpool Gobies: Quick-Change Artists

    These little tidepool fish can change the color and brightness of their skin to blend in with their background, much like chameleons and octopuses do.

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    TV "Channels" Live-Stream Wildlife

    A new technology that takes advantage of unused television broadcast frequencies gives researchers, and the public, a peak into the daily lives of otters, meerkats, and tortoises at the London Zoo.

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Photos

  •  Picture of a Malayan tiger

    Pictures: Tiger Subspecies

    Scientists estimate only about 3,000 wild tigers are left in the entire world. Meet the subspecies and see what threats each is facing.

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From the Magazine

  • Photo of the lions of the Vumbi pride.

    The Surprising Lives of Lions

    In case you missed it: See these breathtaking videos and photos from inside a wild Serengeti pride.

  • Photo: Two adult preen, Ireland

    Gannets Pictures

    Champion divers but clumsy landers, doting parents but hostile neighbors—northern gannets abound in contradictions.