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Seaweed Proves To Be More Than Just A Nuisance
2012-07-22 07:22:52

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Commonly thought of as an irritant, wrack, the accumulation of seaweed found on beaches around the world, actually provides a connection between land and sea. Studies conducted by David Spiller, an ecologist from the University of California, Davis (UC-Davis), and his colleagues show that there may be more than one reason to avoid stepping on the slimy seaweed. “Seaweed provides an important connection between two...

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