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Organisms In 33.6 Million Year Old Ice Pack Evolved To Survive
2013-05-28 09:17:24

Researchers publishing a paper in the latest issue of the journal Science have found through Antarctic planktonic ice core examinations that the continental ice cap formed more than 33 million years ago.

Antarctic Ecosystem Caused Rapid Evolution 041913
2013-04-19 09:39:52

The development of the sea-ice ecosystem in the circum-Antarctic Southern Ocean may have triggered further adaptation and evolution of larger organisms such as baleen whales and penguins, according to a new study.

Explanation For Glowing Seas Suggested
2011-10-19 13:30:54

It has long been known that distinctive blue flashes--a type of bioluminescence--that are visible at night in some marine environments are caused by tiny, unicellular plankton known as dinoflagellates..

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2010-12-15 16:41:33

Red tides and similar blooms can render some seafood unsafe to eat, though it can be difficult to tell whether a particular batch harbors toxins that cause food poisoning.

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2009-03-24 14:37:23

The origin of the neurotoxin azaspiracid has finally been identified after a search for more than a decade.


Word of the Day
zill
  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
The word 'zill' comes from a Turkish word meaning "cymbals".
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