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2009-09-03 11:08:46

U.S. and Canadian scientists say natural resource managers are overlooking steep historical reductions in the numbers of freshwater fish. Kirk Winemiller of Texas A&M University and Paul Humphries, of Charles Sturt University in New South Wales, Australia, argue a result of that neglect of historical records has led to watershed planning often built on estimates of baseline abundances of fish, freshwater mussels, beavers and other aquatic fauna that are much lower than actual past...

2009-09-01 09:41:11

Steep reductions in the abundance of fish, shellfish, and other aquatic fauna in recent centuries are not restricted to animals that live in the sea: historical records show that species in rivers and lakes worldwide also experienced sharp declines. Yet the significance of these declines in freshwater species is frequently overlooked by natural resource managers, according to an article in the September 2009 issue of BioScience.Authors Paul Humphries and Kirk Winemiller argue that as a result...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.