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The mouflons of the Kerguelen archipelago

...flons The mouflon population of the Kerguelen archipelago The Kerguelen Islands in the Indian Ocean are one of four districts in the French Austral and Antarctic Territories. These islands, one of the most isolated places on Earth, house a military base and a science station. In 1957, the local authoriti...

South Pacific plant may be missing link in evolution of flowering plants

...00 dolphins died mysteriously off the Indian Ocean archipelago in Zanzibar. The phenomenon has created a stir among marine experts, with varying theories that the Indian Ocean Bottlenose dolphins may have been hurt by pollution or underwater noise. Author, Dr. Jonathan David, MCIWEM, suggests that mitigation m...

Dolphins at risk

...00 dolphins died mysteriously off the Indian Ocean archipelago in Zanzibar. The phenomenon has created a stir among marine experts, with varying theories that the Indian Ocean Bottlenose dolphins may have been hurt by pollution or underwater noise. Author, Dr. Jonathan David, MCIWEM, suggests that mitigation m...

Not just the birds

...s in their study. The experiment The Aleutian archipelago has over 450 islands in the highly productive North Pacific Ocean and Bering Sea. In the harsh northern climate, the islands are covered in maritime tundra and nutrient-impoverished soil. With no native mammals, vast populations of seabirds (29 spec...

Spring migration of pink-footed geese under threat

...s and migrates to breeding grounds in Svalbard (an archipelago hundreds of miles off the north coast of Norway) in spring. On their migratory route north, the geese stop to feed on sheep pastures and emerging crops at Vesterålen in northern Norway so that they arrive in Svalbard in good enough condition to breed...

Pacific Islands paradise protected

... marine protected area in the world, conserving an archipelago of some of the planet's most pristine coral reefs....ize of Portugal. It contains a near pristine coral archipelago with abundant marine and bird life, and is the first marine protected area in the region with deep-s...

Applying ecological laws to bacteria

...ncreasing size and were said to be analogous to an archipelago of islands. Microbial communities impact greatly ...tasks.' Island size and bacterial diversity in an archipelago of engineering machines. Christopher J. van der Gast, Andrew K. Lilley, Duane Ager, Ian P. Thompson ...

A hope for oil spill bioremediation

...ong the shore of a contaminated island in the Cíes archipelago showed degradation of a depleted 13C source such as the Prestige crude oil, pointing out to a natural population oxidizing this carbon source into CO2. This could be reproduced in the laboratory using water samples taken from the contaminated shore, ...

Grizzlies set to invade high Arctic?

... Island, an uninhabited part of the western Arctic archipelago 1,500 kilometres due north of Yellowknife, and 1,000 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle. "We know grizzlies go out on the sea ice to hunt seals, but no one has ever seen one that far north," says Dr. John England a geology professor and the NSERC...

Introduced foxes transformed vegetation on Aleutian Islands from lush grasslands to tundra

...ted introducing foxes onto islands in the Aleutian archipelago in the 18th century. The ground-nesting birds made...t the nutrient-poor volcanic soils of the Aleutian archipelago can only support dense grasslands if they receive regular doses of fertilizer in the form of bird dr...

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