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Male Marine Snails Get Stuck Babysitting
2012-08-29 05:54:00

From egg-laying to hatching, the male marine whelk, Solenosteira macrospira, does all the work – even though few of the babies are his.

Sea Star Evolution
2012-07-26 14:08:55

How quickly can new species arise? In as little as 6,000 years, according to a study of Australian sea stars.

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2009-11-11 09:21:10

The kelp forests off southern California are considered to be some of the most diverse and productive ecosystems on the planet, yet a new study indicates that today's kelp beds are less extensive and lush than those in the recent past.

2005-08-26 07:10:00

Clashing colonies of sea anemones fight as organized armies with distinct castes of warriors, scouts, reproductives and other types, according to a new study.

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2005-08-23 13:40:00

Clashing colonies of sea anemones fight as organized armies with distinct castes of warriors, scouts, reproductives and other types, according to a new study.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.