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The secret lives of whales

...ere remarkably similar to the sulfur loving clams, mussels and tube worms observed around hydrothermal vents. Smith immediately suspected that they might be related. Today, Smith and others have traced the succession of events that lead to these aggregations of animals. They feed these communities like feed...

Aggressive aquatic species invading Great Lakes

Foreign species, such as zebra mussels and carp, are invading the Great Lakes and changing the ecology of this vital ecosystem. A study from McMaster University published in the March issue of the Journal of Great Lakes Research suggests that for the round goby, a recently introduced fish...

Edible bivalves as a source of human pathogens: signals between vibrios and the bivalve host.

Clams, mussels and oysters are important vehicles for the transmission of enteric diseases when consumed raw or undercooked. Vibrio species, including human pathogens, are particularly abundant in bivalve tissues, where they can persist even after cleaning procedur...

Nature provides inspiration for important new adhesive

...Li, an OSU assistant professor, who was harvesting mussels one day from their rocky home at the ocean's edge. Li observed mussels being pounded by ocean waves, and wondered how they could cling so tenaciously to rocks by their thr...

Innovative coating could give medical implants a longer life

By mimicking an adhesive protein secreted by mussels and a polymer that repels cells and proteins, rese... dihydroxyphenylalanine (DOPA) molecule that gives mussels their adhesive or anchoring strength and a longer peptoid polymer resembling the structure of polyet...

Shark skin saves naval industry money

...c biocide component on marine life. As barnacles, mussels and algae cause up to 15% increase in the drag resistence of ships, this research is providing an alternative anti-fouling strategy of great importance. ...

Experts discuss use of human stem cells in ape and monkey brains

...c biocide component on marine life. As barnacles, mussels and algae cause up to 15% increase in the drag resistence of ships, this research is providing an alternative anti-fouling strategy of great importance. ...

Ethical guidelines suggested for research that would put human stem cells in primates

...c biocide component on marine life. As barnacles, mussels and algae cause up to 15% increase in the drag resistence of ships, this research is providing an alternative anti-fouling strategy of great importance. ...

Three deadly parasite genomes sequenced

...c biocide component on marine life. As barnacles, mussels and algae cause up to 15% increase in the drag resistence of ships, this research is providing an alternative anti-fouling strategy of great importance. ...

Researchers at UGA provide first look at protein expression in Chagas disease-causing parasites

...c biocide component on marine life. As barnacles, mussels and algae cause up to 15% increase in the drag resistence of ships, this research is providing an alternative anti-fouling strategy of great importance. ...

Prenatal exposure to marine toxin causes lasting damage

... people in Canada became ill after eating cultured mussels contaminated with domoic acid. The incident led to three deaths and memory loss in several others. First detected in the U.S. on the Washington coast in 1991, domoic acid is produced by microscopic algae, specifically the diatom species called Pseu...

Marine mammals are on the frontline of failing ocean health

... "Like us, they eat anchovies, squid, salmon, and mussels - they are sentinels for human health because they share our ecosystems and prey. We may see impacts in sea lions before people - they could be an early warning." Compounding Factors & Climate Change ?Alaska as a Laboratory One of the most ...

'Dead zone' summer killed billions of ocean state mussels

...pleted. The ecologists estimate that the number of mussels that died was roughly 4.5 billion, or about 80 per...ame reefs and saw acres of healthy, densely packed mussels blanketing the estuary floor. "What we saw was a local extinction," said Andrew Altieri, a new Ph.D...

'Biobullets' fight harmful mussels

...ging water pipes, virtually wiping out some native mussels species and causing billions of dollars in industr...s about the size of the algae particles that zebra mussels feed on. Once ingested, the "biobullets" slowly release small amounts of potassium chloride, a salt ...

Life, the remake

...have evolved a lifestyle similar to that of clams, mussels and another entire group of animals, the brachiopods. Vermeij reviewed 23 evolutionary innovations thought to be unique, including the genetic code, sex, human language and feathers, and another 55 that turn up repeatedly. Most of the unique innovat...

Study reveals details of mussels' tenacious bonds

When it comes to sticking power, marine mussels are hard to beat. They can adhere to virtually all...his helps to explain the remarkable versatility of mussels to adhere strongly to many different materials. On neither substrate could tyrosine alone mimic su...

Mussels evolve quickly to defend against invasive crabs

...pecies may precipitate evolutionary change in blue mussels in as little as 15 years. The study, by UNH gradua...hese crabs and these mollusks." Crabs prey on blue mussels by crushing their shells. Freeman looked at the inducible defense ?shell thickening ?of blue muss...

Ecosystem services and invasive species

...ted oral session 25: Urban Ecology I. Freshwater mussels in the Hatchie River in west TennesseeTuesday August 8, 2006, 5 ?6:30 PM, Exhibit Hall, Cook Convention Center The Hatchie River runs 220 miles through western Tennessee. David Kesler, Naomi Van Tol (Rhodes College), and colleagues from the Tennes...

Living laboratory found on shoreline statues

...ical experiment. "Creatures like barnacles and mussels prefer habitats that are exposed to the elements but choose optimal positions that allow them to feed in the water column without getting battered by waves and currents. The Gormley statues not only provide a perfect anchor point but sheltered parts...

Ocean seep mollusks may share evolutionary history with other deep-sea creatures

...ual mollusks of oceanic cold seeps--strange clams, mussels and sea snails that thrive in the sulfur and methane-rich environments--are on average older than the marine mollusk community as a whole, according to a new report in the 8 September issue of the journal Science, published by AAAS, the nonprofit sci...

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