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A Refined Technique On Sampling Bat Population Sizes Developed
2014-05-29 14:25:11

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For years, researchers have been using acoustic monitoring technology to assess the bat population in specific areas. Researchers conducting a new study around Form Drum in upstate New York have now developed a refined method on this non-invasive sampling technique. Published in the Journal of Ecology and the Natural Environment, the new study concluded that transect sampling — installing a row of detectors for a week, then moving...

2007-02-15 09:00:35

By Schmidt, Jon A; Ellsworth, Steven W; Brooks, R Allen; Bishop, Darren F; Et al ENVIRONMENTAL MITIGATION-3 Gulfstream Natural Gas System LLC created habitat replacement sites on the Gulf of Mexico seafloor during installation of its subsea pipeline as part of efforts to mitigate its effect on both epiflora-epifauna and fish. Pipelines The habitat replacement sites consisted of either groupings of limestone boulders or prefabricated reef modules (Fig. 1), both of which served as...

2007-02-01 09:00:43

By Schmidt, John A; Ellsworth, Steven W; Brooks, R Allen; Bishop, Darren F; Et al Hard-live bottom areas affected by the 2001 construction of Gulfstream Natural Gas System LLC's 36-in., 419-mile offshore pipeline between Mobile Bay, Ala. and Tampa Bay, Fla. have largely recovered, in the face of permitting expectations that this process would take roughly 100 years. The term "hardlive bottom" refers to seafloor that is both hard (as opposed to such other possibilities as sandy, silty,...

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  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
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