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2010-02-25 12:51:37

A three-year field program now underway is measuring carbon distributions and primary productivity in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean to help scientists worldwide determine the impacts of a changing climate on ocean biology and biogeochemistry.

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2010-02-18 13:26:01

Pumping nutrient-rich water up from the deep ocean to boost algal growth in sunlit surface waters and draw carbon dioxide down from the atmosphere has been touted as a way of ameliorating global warming.

2009-11-03 18:40:00

One of the main objectives of marine biology is to understand the trophic food chains involving microbian plankton.

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2009-11-24 08:25:00

Algae provide a much richer diet for fish and other aquatic life, according to research published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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2009-11-10 10:35:24

Drifters designed to provide new knowledge about marine protected areas, harmful algal blooms, oil spills.

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2009-11-09 09:19:14

A chemical culprit responsible for the rapid, mysterious death of phytoplankton in the North Atlantic Ocean has been found by collaborating scientists at Rutgers University and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI). This same chemical may hold unexpected promise in cancer research.

2009-11-03 14:43:34

Nutrients in the Atlantic.

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2009-10-19 14:18:14

Eutrophication of the seas may have an impact on genetic variation in algae, research at the University of Gothenburg shows.

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2009-10-10 08:36:32

Scientists work to explain why massive "dead zones" have been invading the Pacific Northwest's near-shore waters since 2002.

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2009-09-30 13:53:27

Trichodesmium has important role in nitrogen cycle and carbon sequestration.


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Chilean Sea Urchin, Loxechinus albus
2013-01-28 14:52:23

Image Caption: Chilean Sea Urchin, Loxechinus albus. Credit: Dentren/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0) The Chilean sea urchin (Loxechinus albus) is a species that can be found along the coastlines of Chile and Peru. It is typically found in shallow waters at or below the tide level, buried in sand or lying just on top of it. This species is often associated with Macrocystis pyrifera, a type of kelp. It is most often found in more open spaces. The Chilean sea urchin can reach an average width of...

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dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
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  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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