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Nature provides inspiration for important new adhesive
...sor, 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 thread-like tentacles. "I was amazed at the ability of these small mollusks to attach themselves so stron...
Searching the depths of the straits of Florida for disease cures
...y along its length. Prior to that cruise the steep rocky
walls had only been seen from submersibles by geol...3,000 feet, which suggests that they will find the rocky
walls that most commonly foster diverse deep-water ecosystems. The Cay Sal Bank is located on the e...
Bacteria that use radiated water as food
...isms living in the deepest parts of the ocean. The rocky
crust on Earth is virtually unexplored at depths m... 3 million to 25 million years ago. The bacteria's rocky
living space is a metamorphosed basalt that is about 2.7 billion years old. How surface-related Firm...
Extreme environment changes fish appearance
... is a small place. The entire species lives in one rocky
pool, 20 meters long and three meters wide, in a cave entrance in Death Valley, Calif. But their environment is not only cramped: it also has a profound effect on the fishes' appearance, raising questions about how rare species can be protected from ...
Some butterflies travel farther, reproduce faster
...enes The fritillary live in distinct patches -- rocky
outcroppings containing plants that serve as food and provide a hospitable home for the butterfly larvae to spend the winter. There are about 4,000 such patches on the Ålands, with about 500 patches occupied in a given season, Hanski has found. Some ...
New species of snapper discovered in Brazil
...te of Bahia, and its habitats include coral reefs, rocky
shores, coastal lagoons with brackish water, mangroves and other shallow habitats. Juveniles requiring more food and protection live in mangroves, then migrate to reef habitat and deeper areas as adults. "Several species spend some of their lives ...
Parasites' impact goes beyond host to affect ecosystem
...d news, if you’re grazing normally on algae in the rocky
intertidal zone of the North Atlantic, is that you...ae account for a small proportion of macroalgae on rocky
shorelines ?just about seven percent ?but they are an important food and habitat resource for a vari...
Prenatal Stress Keeps Infants, Toddlers up at Night, Study Says
...ke early, and kept crawling out of bed. The childs rocky
relationship with sleep often persisted until he or she was 30 months old. A similar effect was found in children born to mothers who were depressed during pregnancy. These prenatal mood disturbances worked as reliable predictors of childrens...