Latest Scott Baker Stories

Bizarre Whale Strandings Not Due To Family Ties
2013-03-15 09:10:25

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Since the time of Aristotle, biologists have struggled to understand the reasons for mass strandings of whales and dolphins on beaches. Contrary to previous assumptions that whales follow each other onto the beach — and almost certain death — on account of familial ties, a new study from Oregon State University and the University of Auckland reveals that many unrelated individuals are present at each event. The findings...

Paternity Study Of Southern Right Whales Finds Local Fathers Most Successful
2012-06-25 04:12:58

The first paternity study of southern right whales has found a surprisingly high level of local breeding success for males, scientists say, which is good news for the overall genetic diversity of the species, but could create risk for local populations through in-breeding. Results of the study, by researchers at the University of Auckland, Oregon State University and the New Zealand Department of Conservation, have just been published in the journal Molecular Ecology. The study found...

Endangered Antarctic Blue Whales Show Surprising Genetic Diversity
2012-03-09 03:30:09

More than 99 percent of Antarctic blue whales were killed by commercial whalers during the 20th century, but the first circumpolar genetic study of these critically endangered whales has found a surprisingly high level of diversity among the surviving population of some 2,200 individuals. That, says lead author Angela Sremba of Oregon State University, may bode well for their future recovery. Results of the study have just been published in the open-access journal, PLoS ONE. As part of...

2011-06-27 10:52:04

After being hunted to local extinction more than a century ago and unable to remember their ancestral calving grounds, the southern right whales of mainland New Zealand are coming home. A new study published today has shown for the first time that whales from a small surviving population around remote, sub-Antarctic islands have found their way back to the New Zealand mainland. Before the onslaught of 19th century whaling, historical records suggest that up to 30,000 of these impressive...

2011-04-26 07:00:00

Project to Map Genetic Relatedness of Dolphin Populations in the South Pacific WASHINGTON, April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scott Baker, Ph.D., associate director of the Marine Mammal Institute and professor of Fisheries and Wildlife at Oregon State University, has been awarded a 2011 Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation. His project will map patterns of isolation and interaction among populations of dolphins in the South Pacific Ocean and identify habitats important to protect...

2011-01-18 08:00:00

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) today announced that it has appointed its two highest ranking retail executives to jointly lead its CVS/pharmacy business, reporting directly to Larry Merlo, President and Chief Operating Officer of CVS Caremark. Effective immediately, Mike Bloom, EVP Merchandising and Supply Chain, and Scott Baker, EVP Internal Operations and Real Estate, will take over the management of the company's retail business for...

2009-09-05 19:35:29

Scott Baker held the Indians to a run and three hits in six innings Saturday as Minnesota beat Cleveland 4-1. Baker (13-7) gave up a lead-off homer to Andy Marte in the bottom of the third, but allowed just two other hits to raise his season record against Cleveland to 4-0. He walked four batters and fanned four to remain unbeaten in his last 11 starts, dating to July 12. Nick Punto led Minnesota with two hits and one RBI. Jose Morales and Brendan Harris had one RBI apiece. One run scored on...

2009-09-02 23:45:00

In half a century, one fungus has gone from being the bane of the Army quartermasters' existence in the Pacific to industry staple and someday, as part of the U.S. Department of Energy's mission to promote national energy security through clean, renewable energy development, a biofuel producers' best friend. Trichoderma reesei's makeover is due in part to scientific explorations that led to the development of mutant fungal strains that produce large quantities of biomass-degrading enzymes....

2009-08-24 22:22:20

Scott Baker limited Baltimore to four hits in seven innings Monday and Joe Nathan escaped a ninth-inning jam, giving Minnesota a 2-1 win over the Orioles. The Twins won for the sixth time in seven games, having started the evening's action 4 ½ games behind division leading Detroit in the American League Central. Baker (12-7) struck out five and walked just one to remain unbeaten in nine starts since the All-Star break. He gave up Baltimore's only run in the third on a...

2009-08-14 23:21:56

Scott Baker gave up two hits and threw the second shutout of his career Friday as Minnesota trounced Cleveland 11-0. Baker (10-7) hit the first batter he faced, then retired nine in a row. The only other two base runners he allowed came on a lead-off double by Asdrubal Cabrera in the fourth and a one-out single by Jhonny Peralta in the seventh. The shutout came in his 101st career start. He has spent all of his five years in the majors with Minnesota and threw his other shutout in 2007....

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.