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Ocean's 'twilight zone' may be a key to understanding climate change

.... The research is the result of two international expeditions to the Pacific Ocean, and is published in the April 27, 2007, issue of Science. "These results are particularly important to our efforts today to improve the predictive capacity of numerical models that relate ocean carbon to global climate change...

Serengeti patrols cut poaching of buffalo, elephants, rhinos

... of established reserves, using tourism or hunting expeditions to generate economic benefits for local communities is the cornerstone to enlisting their help in protecting wildlife, Hilborn says. But the community conservation programs initiated in Tanzania since 2000 occurred after stepped-up patrols in the Ser...

Scientists use an 'ice lolly' to find polar bacteria in their own backyard

...heir properties, as scientists will no longer need expeditions to the poles in order to isolate the bugs; they can find them in their own backyards. ...

Polynesia explorers created worldwide web of scientific knowledge

...of the 18th and 19th centuries led waves of daring expeditions into Polynesia, netting oceans of discoveries about its geography, flora and fauna and people. But they were more than simply courageous collectors of artifacts and statistics, says the author of a new book. These seafaring naturalists were the prod...

Healthy coral reefs of Madagascar resisting damage from climate change

...asy waters. The two Rapid Assessment Program (RAP) expeditions also recorded the highest coral diversity of the w...es) of marine protected areas. "In the end, these expeditions have doubled the number of marine species known to the region," said Sheila McKenna, director of mar...

Scientists discover dozens of new species in 'Lost World' of western New Guinea

...e species had been the focus of several subsequent expeditions that failed to find it. On the second day of the recent month-long expedition, amazed scientists watched as a male Berlepsch's bird of paradise performed a mating dance for an attending female in the field camp. This was the first time a live male o...

Pacific Islands paradise protected

...ands Program. Three New England Aquarium research expeditions since 2000 found great marine biodiversity, including more than 120 species of coral and 520 species of fish, some new to science. Nesting seabird populations, as well as healthy fish populations and the presence of sea turtles and other species, dem...

Deep treasure to be found in Oculina Bank

...g coral cover and replenishing fish stocks. Recent expeditions have already revealed encouraging signs that fish populations in this section are slowly but surely increasing. In coming years, researchers hope to see populations of snappers and groupers recovering enough to again form large breeding aggregations...

Researchers find Amchitka seafood safe for now

...ntists announced today the results from three 2004 expeditions to Amchitka Island in the western Aleutians to assess radionuclides in that marine environment. Three nuclear test shots were set off under Amchitka by the U.S. Government during a six-year period beginning in 1965. The study can be found at www.cres...

A Father’s Day Gift: Free DNA Paternity Testing

..." Growing threats to fragile ecosystems Deep sea expeditions are increasingly frequent, their focus shifting from geological and geophysical study to ecological, biological, physiological and bioprospecting, the report says. While most research is still purely scientific, the report predicts that the promise o...

Clear rules needed to govern deep sea bioprospecting: UNU

..." Growing threats to fragile ecosystems Deep sea expeditions are increasingly frequent, their focus shifting from geological and geophysical study to ecological, biological, physiological and bioprospecting, the report says. While most research is still purely scientific, the report predicts that the promise o...

Discovery of an American salamander where it shouldn't be: Korea

...s never before seen in Asia. "People have gone on expeditions looking for terrestrial salamanders, in places like Kazakhstan and other Central Asian republics," said Wake. "They didn't bother with northern China or Korea or Japan because we thought we knew everything that was there. And so here (in Korea) they ...

Amazon source of 5-year-old river breath

...ichey's research group and Brazilian scientists on expeditions going back as far as 1991 that were funded by the National Science Foundation, National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the Research Support Foundation for the State of San Paulo (FAPESP), Brazil. Other co-authors are Paul Quay and the late...

Researchers discover underwater volcano

... Tech High in San Diego were aboard one of the two expeditions to Nafanua and assisted researchers in collecting and analyzing data. These students also created and maintained an in-depth web site related to the cruise where they posted reports, maps, photos and videos from submersible dives. Also, the students ...

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