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2010-05-17 10:50:00

In 1988, a mysterious invader washed upon the New Jersey shore - the Asian shore crab - which likely arrived in ballast from commercial ships and found its new home to be quite agreeable.

2008-10-16 18:00:15

A U.S. ecologist says he's found a commercially valuable species of clam thriving in oxygen-depleted waters of a so-called "dead zone" off the East Coast.

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2008-10-15 10:45:00

Coastal dead zones, an increasing concern to ecologists, the fishing industry and the public, may not be as devoid of life after all.


Word of the Day
cespitose
  • Growing in low tufty patches.
The word 'cespitose' comes from a Latin word meaning 'turf'.
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