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Ocean May Contain One Million Species Or More
2012-11-16 12:36:12

A vast undertaking has been launched to catalog the life that inhabits our world’s oceans. For the first time, a comprehensive register of marine species has been compiled. This effort was part of a massive collaboration among hundreds of experts around the globe.

Insights Into Evolution Of Marine Life Provided By Genetic Patterns Of Deep-Sea Coral
2012-10-23 20:52:27

The ability of deep-sea corals to harbor a broad array of marine life, including commercially important fish species, make these habitat-forming organisms of immediate interest to conservationists, managers, and scientists.

Composition Of Microbial Populations Determined By Freshwater Flows Into The Arctic And Southern Oceans
2012-10-11 08:05:22

Part of NSF's International Polar Year research portfolio, the six-nation study indicates that shallow-water populations have little in common

Coral Reef Killer May Have A New Nemesis
2012-10-08 14:15:00

Researchers have come across a harmless protein mixture that can effectively destroy the crown of thorns starfish in as little as 24 hours.

Coral Hotspots Found In Deepwater Canyons
2012-09-28 04:33:26

When most people think of coral reefs, they are transported to temperate waters in a tropical locale. To even locate a coral ecosystem in the cold waters of the mid and north Atlantic would be a difficult endeavor. Or, at least, one would have thought.

Coral Reefs Will Suffer If Climate Change Goes Unchecked
2012-09-17 12:17:18

Time may be running out on the world’s coral reefs which could be severely victimized by rising global temperatures and carbon dioxide levels

rhabdopleura-compacta-colony
2012-09-08 08:09:09

"Out with the old and in with the new" is an adage we have all heard and probably lived by in this world of fast changing technology and fads. But some tiny sea critters are showing us, newer isn't always better.


Word of the Day
tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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