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2013-04-11 05:15:28

Even in their youngest state, purple sea urchins read the turbulence of the sea to help them determine where to settle and transform themselves into adolescence.

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2011-07-15 09:29:05

Ocean acidification, a consequence of climate change, could weaken the shells of California mussels and diminish their body mass, with serious implications for coastal ecosystems.

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2010-04-20 14:30:00

Acidifying oceans dramatically stunt growth of already threatened shellfish.


Word of the Day
whirret
  • To give a box on the ear to.
The word 'whirret' may be onomatopoeic.