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2011-08-15 05:05:00

A decade-long study of an undersea wildlife part near the southern tip of the Baja peninsula has determined that the location is the "most robust marine reserve in the world," according to an August 12 press release from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego. Researchers from the Scripps Institution led a 10-year study at Mexico's Cabo Pulmo National Park (CPNP)--a study which discovered that the previously fishing-depleted 27.41-square mile area has experienced a...

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2010-02-21 11:05:50

Protecting vulnerable reproduction sites key to long-term health of fish populations Once described by Jacques Cousteau as the "world's aquarium," the marine ecosystems of the Gulf of California are under threat. Destructive new fishing methods are depleting the sea's habitats, creating areas that are ghosts of their former existences. But, as Octavio Aburto-Oropeza of Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego will describe during a presentation at the 2010 American Association for...


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  • 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.