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Scientists have tracked how certain nontoxic elements of oil from the BP spill quickly entered the food web in the Gulf of Mexico.
MOBILE, Ala., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- A coalition of leading environmental organizations has unveiled plans for a major Gulf restoration project with the launch of 100-1000: Restore Coastal Alabama Partnership (www.100-1000.org).
NASA scientists Maury Estes and Mohammad Al-Hamdan have been seafaring in the Gulf of Mexico, and one of them grew a bit green around the gills. It's not surprising that a space agency scientist might have trouble getting his sea legs, but what was he doing out there in the surf to begin with?
With their sedentary lifestyles and filter-feeding habits, clams have been silent witnesses to the changes that humans have inflicted upon their waters.
Coral reefs, the rainforests of the sea, feed a large portion of the world's population, protect tropical shorelines from erosion, and harbor animals and plants with great potential to provide new therapeutic drugs. Unfortunately, reefs are now beset by problems ranging from local pollution and overfishing to outbreaks of coral disease and global warming.
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