Tag: "seagrass" at biology news
Marine mammals are on the frontline of failing ocean health
...e never suspected that there could be vectors like seagrass
or fish." Many scientists believe algal blooms are likely caused by multiple stresses, such as nutrient overloading and global warming, acting together. These blooms are on the rise, and many are associated with toxins and bacteria that are harmful...
UF scientists trace origin of shark's electric sense
...s during the day and hunts at night, mainly in the seagrass
beds of the eastern Atlantic Ocean. Using molecular tests, scientists found two independent genetic markers of neural crest cells in the animal's electricity-sensing organs. Analysis shows these cells migrate from the brain and travel into the devel...
UNH researcher restoring oyster reefs to Great Bay
.... Further, he notes that oyster reefs, much like seagrass
beds or coral reefs, support a variety of marine life. "Oyster reefs provide all these nooks and crannies for other organisms," he says, including sport fishes. "If we improve the habitat for oysters we can improve the environment." ...
All the eggs in one basket
...s transformed an ecosystem with diverse species of seagrass
dominated by large herbivores into a detritus-based ecosystem dominated by overgrown monocultures of one species of grass." Green turtles feed mostly on turtle grass, while hawksbill turtles prefer marine sponges. "The decline in green turtles ...
Seagrass ecosystems at a 'global crisis'
...t between the scientific community’s concerns over seagrass
habitat and its coverage in the popular media. While recent studies rank seagrass
as one of the most valuable habitat in coastal systems, media coverage of other habitats ?including ...