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Marine Animals Follow Cooler Waters To Escape Climate Change
2013-09-13 11:21:50

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Like humans headed for air-conditioning during the hot summer months, mobile marine life will often move en masse to avoid rising temperatures. With climate change expected to drive ocean temperatures up a few degrees, a team of American and Canadian scientists decided to investigate how shifting temperatures might affect the large scale movements of marine life, in a new report published Friday in the journal Science. According to...

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2011-05-03 09:43:00

On land, being small and lurking at the bottom of the food chain is a far better strategy for species survival than being big, fierce and perched on top, at least when humans are after you "“ just ask the mice and grizzly bears. But talk to sharks and anchovies and they'll tell you a different story, according to a new study of fisheries collapses led by Stanford researchers. Analyzing over 200 scientific assessments of fisheries around the globe, the team found that populations of...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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