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New research shows sharks use their noses and bodies to locate smells

... also aids in the tracking of odor plumes. "Odor plumes are complex, dynamic, three-dimensional structures... the dark. According to Atema, since most odor plumes disperse in patches, fish locate odor sources through a process referred to as "eddy chemotaxis," or...

'Hidden-hero' microbes in soil, water may help naturally clean toxic sites

...aches into groundwater that extends in radioactive plumes for miles from the contaminated site. But soon, Florida State University Associate Professor Joel Kostka and his FSU oceanography department team will help clean up the mess. During the course of a forthcoming five-year study funded by the U.S. ...

CSIRO imagery shows Outer Great Barrier Reef at risk from river plumes

...me visual confirmation of the theory that sediment plumes travel to the outer reef, and beyond. The remot...eef corals. Images captured by CSIRO show large plumes of terrestrial material following unconventional patterns and travelling quite fast as far as 65 to ...

Extraordinary life found around deep-sea gas seeps

...ap seafloor topography and substrate and to detect plumes of methane-enriched water. The scientists then lowered a towed video and still camera system over each site to identify seep organisms and the extent of the seafloor they covered. With the live video feed, the scientists observed 30?0 cm long tube...

Breath of the dragon: ERS-2 and Envisat reveal impact of economic growth on China's air quality

...rces over China that overlap with nitrogen dioxide plumes are linked to power plants. Further to the west there is also sulphur dioxide produced from smouldering underground coal seam fires. Burrows is the scientist who - supported by an international team - proposed both GOME and SCIAMACHY to national s...

Sensor web simulation investigates technique to improve prediction of pollution across the globe

...as lightning induced wildfires that can emit large plumes of particulates into the troposphere. Fossil fuel burning in industrial areas and vehicular traffic in metropolitan areas are also major pollutant sources. Complex chemical interactions and atmospheric processes can transport these pollutants across ...

New Scripps Oceanography project to study sediments and ecosystem restoration in Venice lagoon

...any: currents, sediment resuspension and turbidity plumes associated with experimental subtidal banks Lisa Shaffer, Scripps director of policy programs and international relations, is serving as the project coordinator and managing the external peer-review process for Scripps. ...

Oceans more vulnerable to agricultural runoff than previously thought, study finds

...everal days. "Sometimes eddies actually pulled the plumes across the gulf, from the mainland side all the way to the Baja Peninsula," Beman added. "Mike found that immediately following each one-week window in which much of the valley was irrigated, there was a response in the ocean off the coast of the Ya...

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