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2011-08-04 08:51:18

Tracking their dinner may be the best way to help North Atlantic right whales in Cape Cod Bay avoid being hit by recreational and commercial boats, according to a team of researchers who studied the whales for two years. "Auto-detection buoys are making a remarkable attempt at recording the whale sounds to show when whales are in the area," said Susan Parks, assistant professor of acoustics and ecology and senior research associate, Penn State Applied Research Laboratory. "But North Atlantic...

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2010-07-07 08:30:00

Just like people in a bar or other noisy location, North American right whales increase the volume of their calls as environmental noise increases; and just like humans, at a certain point, it may become too costly to continue to shout, according to marine and acoustic scientists. "The impacts of increases in ocean noise from human activities are a concern for the conservation of marine animals like right whales," said Susan Parks, assistant professor of acoustics and research associate,...

2009-02-26 07:35:00

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- There are some people who seem to have it all: success in a career, a great outlook on life, a sleek physique ... an all-around "glow." While it may seem that luck is always on their side, the key to their success is a tried-and-true model: set a goal and work to achieve it. "I Count(TM): 10 Simple Steps to a Healthy Life" (published by iUniverse) reveals that by applying this concept to health and fitness goals, dramatic results will be achieved....


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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