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Sea Star Disease Epidemic Surges In Oregon
2014-06-06 03:36:07

Just in the past two weeks, the incidence of sea star wasting syndrome has exploded along the Oregon Coast and created an epidemic of historic magnitude, one that threatens to decimate the entire population of purple ochre sea stars.

Crustacean Sand-dwellers Suffering Localized Extinctions In Southern California
2013-07-18 11:14:11

Two types of small beach critters –– both cousins of the beloved, backyard roly-poly –– are suffering localized extinctions in Southern California at an alarming rate, says a new study by UC Santa Barbara scientists.

New Research On Seaweeds Shows It Takes More Than Being Flexible To Survive Crashing Waves
2012-05-10 12:58:48

Bladed and branched algae adapted to strong wave conditions are able to reconfigure their shape and size

2010 Chile Earthquake Had Surprising Ecological Effects
2012-05-04 03:45:32

The reappearance of long-forgotten habitats and the resurgence of species unseen for years may not be among the expected effects of a natural disaster.

First-Of-Its-Kind Study Reveals Surprising Ecological Effects Of Earthquake And Tsunami
2012-05-03 06:29:33

The reappearance of long-forgotten habitats and the resurgence of species unseen for years may not be among the expected effects of a natural disaster.

Image 1 - NOAA Designates Critical Habitat For Black Abalone
2011-10-27 11:57:26

NOAA's Fisheries Service on Oct. 26 filed with the Federal Register a final rule that identifies black abalone critical habitat along the California coast.

2011-08-30 18:55:05

One of the world's strangest animals – a unique fish that lives on land and can leap large distances despite having no legs – has a rich and complex social life, a new study has found.

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2010-03-03 09:58:54

The barnacle, a key thread in the marine food web, was thought to be missing along rocky coasts dominated by upwelling.

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2009-11-18 07:25:00

A new study finds that a species of sea star stays cool using a strategy never before seen in the animal kingdom.


Latest Intertidal zone Reference Libraries

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2008-04-29 00:24:39

The White Acorn Barnacle (Balanus glandula), is one of the most common barnacle species on the Pacific coast of North America. It is widely distributed from the coast of Alaska to the border between California and the Mexican state of Baja California. They are commonly found in intertidal waters on mussels, rocks and pier pilings. It is moderately sized with a length of 0.6 to 0.8 inches. The shell is formed by overlapping plates. It is shaped more like a cylinder rather than a cone. The...

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