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Feast And Famine For Animals Living On The Abyssal Plain
2013-11-12 11:57:06

[ Watch The Video: Feast and Famine on the Abyssal Plain ] Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute Animals living on the abyssal plains, miles below the ocean surface, don’t usually get much to eat. Their main source of food is ”marine snow”—a slow drift of mucus, fecal pellets, and body parts—that sinks down from the surface waters. However, researchers have long been puzzled by the fact that, over the long term, the steady fall of marine snow cannot account for all the...

2013-11-12 08:46:24

LANDOVER, Md., Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation launches a new website to illustrate their findings from one of the largest coral reef research projects ever conducted. The Foundation's Global Reef Expedition is a six-year circumnavigation of the planet involving more than a hundred scientists from many nations. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

Cave Paintings Found In Brazil Date Back To Ancient Hunter-Gatherers
2013-11-12 04:39:11

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A team of researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society and a local non-governmental organization, Instituto Quinta do Sol were recently tracking white-lipped peccaries (Tayassu pecari) and gathering data in Brazil's Pantanal and Cerrado biomes when they discovered ancient cave drawings made by hunter-gatherer societies thousands of years ago. The findings, published in the journal Revista Clio Arqueológica, demonstrate that...

2013-11-10 16:20:36

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- International Medical Corps has a team on the ground in the Philippines following Super Typhoon Haiyan, which has left widespread devastation, affecting 4.3 million people, including nearly 620,000 who fled their homes. Authorities estimate the death toll from the typhoon, one of the most powerful on record, could exceed 10,000 in the provincial capital of Tacloban alone. Reports still coming in from neighboring islands indicate...

Glacier ‘Tiger Stripes’ Slowing Down Ice Flow In Antarctica
2013-11-08 17:21:54

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Researchers writing online in the journal Science say they have found narrow stripes of dirt and rock underneath Antarctic glaciers create friction zones that slow the flow of ice toward the sea. These ribs, or “tiger stripes,” provide friction that hinders the glaciers from slipping along the underlying bed of rock and sediment. Understanding how these regions form and subside could help scientists know more about the flow of...

2013-11-05 23:03:13

Yes, Winter is on it’s way to Ottawa once again. Enviropure, Ottawa’s leading cleaning service also offers snow removal. Ottawa, CA (PRWEB) November 05, 2013 Ottawa snow removal now provided by Enviropure. Many people try to clear snow from their driveways themselves and end up frustrated, sore, and dreadful of the next inevitable snow storm. Enviropure offers a one time fee for unlimited snow removal service for residential customers. This is the best way to go – one price for an...

Mysterious Wasting Virus Killing Starfish Along West Coast
2013-11-04 15:04:27

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online California marine biologists are reporting the spread of a mysterious bacteria that is killing starfish up and down the West Coast – transforming the echinoderms into piles of goo in the process. “They essentially melt in front of you,” Pete Raimondi, a biologist at the University of California, Santa Cruz, told The Santa Rosa Press Democrat. The affected animals form white lesions on their exterior that grow and occasionally...

Hitchhiking species invading arctic
2013-11-04 13:17:18

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An international team of researchers has calculated the risk of bringing in a new species to Arctic waters for the first time. According to the new survey, up to one-third of the 155 ships that entered the ports of Svalbard, Norway in 2011 came from a place that will one day have an environmental match with Svalbard. The researchers say this scenario will increase the risk that harmful species brought to foreign waters could establish...

2013-11-01 12:28:44

AquaFence is a Leader in Flood Protection Used Worldwide, Most Recently Working With NYC Buildings Flooded During Hurricane Sandy NEW YORK, Nov. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AquaFence announced today its innovative flood protection system has been awarded FM Approval, a high level certification from one of the world's largest commercial insurance companies. Developed in Norway, AquaFence flood barriers have been successfully deployed in seven countries across three continents. The...

2013-11-01 04:20:35

Using an innovative approach, the project will contribute to the resiliency of Matagorda Bay AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Nature Conservancy has begun work to reconstruct Half Moon Reef, a once-massive oyster reef that has virtually disappeared over the last century in Matagorda Bay, one of the largest estuaries and most productive fisheries in Texas. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131101/DC07842) During November and December, crews will...


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Laurel, Laurus novocanariensis
2014-02-14 14:59:58

Laurus novocanariensis is a large shrub or tree that belongs to the Lauraceae family. The genus includes 3 species each containing several overlapping characteristics. L. novocanariensis can grow up to 66 feet high. It has aromatic, dark green glossy and leathery leaves, which have small glands in the armpit of the spine. The shrub or tree has lateral veins. It bears small white flowers that are about .4 inches in diameter.  The flowers are born in pairs beside a leaf. The fruit it...

Sharlie, Lake Monster
2014-01-30 18:08:56

Sharlie is a cryptid that is believed to inhabit Payette Lake near McCall, Idaho. Other names for this reptile-like creature are Slimy Slim or The Twilight Dragon of Payette Lake. Native Americans believed that an evil spirit lived in the lake before western settlers arrived in the area. The first documented sighting of the creature was in 1920 when a group of workers saw what they thought was a log, but it began to move. In August 1944, several groups of people reported seeing a 30...

Sir Edmund Percival Hillary
2014-01-06 11:03:49

Sir Edmund Percival Hillary was a New Zealand mountaineer, explorer and philanthropist. Hillary was born to Percival Augustus Hillary and Gertrude Hillary in Auckland, Dominion of New Zealand on July 20th of 1919. In 1920 his family moved to Tuakau, after his father was given land there. His grandparents were early settlers in the northern part of Wairoa in the middle of the 19th century after emigrating from Yorkshire, England. On May 29th of 1953, Hillary and Nepalese Sherpa mountaineer...

Willem Barentsz
2014-01-02 12:34:07

Willem Barentsz, born around 1550 and died on June 20th of 1597, was a Dutch navigator, explorer, cartographer, and a leader of early expeditions to the far north. He was born on the island Terschelling in the Seventeen Provinces. A cartographer by trade, he sailed to Spain and the Mediterranean to finish an atlas of the Mediterranean area, which he co-published with Petrus Plancius. His career as an explorer was spent searching for the Northeast Passage, which he reasoned must exist...

Mongolian death worm
2013-11-27 09:51:18

The Mongolian death worm is a cryptid that is claimed to inhabit the Gobi Desert. It lives underground in hibernation except for the months of June and July. It will surface from its underground habitat when it rains and soaks the ground. It is alleged to kill its prey from a distance. It either sprays an acidic venom that dissolves anything it touches, or by an electrical discharge. According to legend, touching the worm will cause severe pain or instant death. Locals have claimed that...

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