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New Study Finds Ocean Ecosystems Naturally Engineered By Whales
2014-07-03 14:58:31

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Whales have often been viewed as the lonely nomads of the seas, but a new report has found that these large mammals are actually great engineers of marine ecosystems. Published in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, the new study reviewed several decades of research on whales from around the world and found they play a powerful and positive role with respect to ocean function, global carbon storage, and ecosystem productivity....

2010-10-12 11:52:16

Whale feces -- should you be forced to consider such matters -- probably conjures images of, well, whale-scale hunks of crud, heavy lumps that sink to the bottom. But most whales actually deposit waste that floats at the surface of the ocean, "very liquidy, a flocculent plume," says University of Vermont whale biologist, Joe Roman. And this liquid fecal matter, rich in nutrients, has a huge positive influence on the productivity of ocean fisheries, Roman and his colleague, James McCarthy from...

2009-12-03 13:52:02

The extinction of plant and animal species can be likened to emptying a museum of its collection, or dumping a cabinet full of potential medicines into the trash, or replacing every local cuisine with McDonald's burgers. But the decline of species and their habitats may not just make the world boring. New research now suggests it may also put you at greater risk for catching some nasty disease. "Habitat destruction and biodiversity loss," "” driven by the replacement of local species by...

2009-10-19 14:20:00

Oct. 26 press conference will introduce cutting-edge technology to be featured in Higbee Bldg. window display CLEVELAND, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The historic Higbee Building is getting a 21st-century high-tech addition with a new display of cutting-edge technology in its corner window on Public Square at Euclid Avenue and Ontario Street. It's an exciting new visual attraction for downtown Cleveland that will be unveiled at a press conference on Monday, Oct. 26 at 10:30 a.m....

2008-10-22 18:00:08

CLEVELAND, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- NASA Glenn Research Center's (GRC) shipment of 11 Ares I-X Upper Stage Simulator segments to the NASA Kennedy Space Center in Florida is an important reminder that GRC both exemplifies Northeast Ohio's leadership in innovative technology and serves as a major contributor to the region's economy, said Joe Roman, president and CEO of the Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP), GRC's community advocate. "The GCP is pleased to congratulate the NASA Glenn Research...

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