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Microbes compete with animals for food by making it stink

...ively few microbes. Then they set the traps in the marshes near Skidaway Island and caught hundreds of stone crabs, as well as other crab species, fishes and snails. Many more animals were attracted to the freshly thawed bait than the rotten fish. "So we assumed that had to do with palatability," Hay sai...

Species unique to tidal marshes face threats

Tidal marshes cover only about 45,000 square kilometers worldwid... Denmark. In comparison with other habitats, tidal marshes support few nonaquatic vertebrate species, but their unique characteristics have led to the evolutio...

Invasive species alter habitat to their benefit

...e human interference?" Farrer began by surveying marshes in northern Michigan to find out what kinds of cat...wider range of environmental conditions. In the marshes she studied, Farrer found that hybrids were more common than native cattails. She also noted that th...

Even a little cooling helps after cardiac arrest

...ollect California horn snails from 30 coastal salt marshes between Marin County and Imperial Beach at the U.S...ective tool for assessing the biodiversity of salt marshes in California," Lafferty said. "We are interested in developing similar techniques for other ecosyst...

How healthy is that marsh? Biologists count parasites

...ollect California horn snails from 30 coastal salt marshes between Marin County and Imperial Beach at the U.S...ective tool for assessing the biodiversity of salt marshes in California," Lafferty said. "We are interested in developing similar techniques for other ecosyst...

Iraq's marshes show progress toward recovery

Reflooding of Iraq's destroyed Mesopotamian marshes since 2003 has resulted in a "remarkable rate of r...rk conducted over the past two years in four large marshes in southern Iraq, note that water inflow from the Tigris and Euphrates rivers has been greater than ...

Research: Snails were overlooked contributors to marsh destruction

...sor in zoology at the University of Florida. Salt marshes are key to healthy shorelines and oceans. They pro...tists and citizens alike watched with alarm as the marshes started dying off from Louisiana to South Carolina beginning in 1999. Most earlier research pointed ...

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