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New online portal merges vast data on Gulf of Maine ecosystem

...plex marine ecosystem off New England and Canada's southeast coast. With the collaboration of the Gulf of Maine Ocean Observing System, the first-in-the-nation marine buoy system that reports ocean conditions in real time, and the Gulf of Maine Ocean Data Partnership, the alliance of 20 agencies and organizat...

The ecological effects of the Chernobyl disaster

...ning swallows from the Chernobyl region and Kanev, southeast of Kiev, Mousseau and his colleague, Anders Moller (Laboratorie de Parasitologie Evolutive, France), found reproductive success was significantly reduced for the Chernobyl-nesting birds. Survival rates, number of eggs laid, and overall body condition...

Emerald Spectre haunts Ontario's ash forests

...western Ontario in the summer of 2002. A native of southeast Asia, the insect is capable of rapidly spreading with a little human help. Adult beetles lay eggs under tree bark and the feeding larvae kill trees by disrupting the flow of nutrients in the soft tissues under the bark. The new study funded by the N...

Extinct giant deer's descendant found in UK

... feet). Deer from around the world (including the southeast Asian axis deer, the hog deer and fallow deer) were DNA tested and their characteristics - such as antlers, skull and teeth size & shape - were studied. Two giant deer were used; one found in the Ballynamintra Cave, Waterford, Ireland which was a...

Study Holds Promise For New Way To Fight HIV

... feet). Deer from around the world (including the southeast Asian axis deer, the hog deer and fallow deer) were DNA tested and their characteristics - such as antlers, skull and teeth size & shape - were studied. Two giant deer were used; one found in the Ballynamintra Cave, Waterford, Ireland which was a...

Deep treasure to be found in Oculina Bank

...lly important source of fish larvae for the entire southeast U.S. continental shelf. Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution scientists first discovered the deepwater Oculina reefs with the Johnson-Sea-Link submersibles in 1975. John Reed, a Harbor Branch coral expert and expedition co-principal investigator...

Envisat radar surveillance protects endangered prehistoric fish

... sailing under the Honduran flag. First identified southeast of Kerguelen Island, the operations centre on Reunion tracked the vessel for three days. The patrol boat fired a warning shot across its bow then boarded it to seize an illegal catch of 60 tonnes of Patagonian toothfish. "Usually the system is more...

Expedition discovers marine treasures

...ank Atoll, a coral-crowned seamount 250 kilometers southeast of Puerto Rico in the Dutch Windward Islands. In a series of dives buffeted by high winds and strong currents, scientists from Conservation International (CI), the Netherlands Antilles government and Smithsonian Institution's Museum of Natural Histo...

Researchers develop flood-tolerant California rice

...n rice with lines of rice that are widely grown in southeast Asia in order to produce new lines of rice that can grow in flood-prone areas," she said. In the future, Bailey-Serres and colleagues plan to work on developing crops that are resistant to multiple stresses. "For example, we'd like to develop rice...

Pollution threatens coral health by preventing lesions from healing, UCF study shows

...ater discharge as chronic problems along Florida's southeast coast. The loss of coral harms natural reef ecosystems and can hurt Florida's tourism economy if divers decide to go elsewhere. Reefs also help to protect coastal areas from hurricanes, as they break up storm surge in the same manner that sea wall...

Fire ant-attacking fly spreading rapidly in Texas

...have spread over four million acres in central and southeast Texas since the flies' introduction in 1999, researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have discovered using new flytraps they developed. Researchers at the Brackenridge Field Laboratory (BFL) have released multiple species of the parasitic ...

Mayo Clinic study suggests that a central nervous system viral infection can lead to memory deficits

...s enterovirus 71, are common in Asia, particularly southeast Asia where many children are infected. Once the virus infects the host due to unsanitary conditions, it can cross over into the brain and cause encephalitis, which can lead to conditions ranging from lethargy to a coma. In recent years, scores of chi...

UF scientists discover new genus of frogmouth bird in Solomon Islands

.... Two other genera of frogmouths exist: one in southeast Asia and the other in Australia and New Guinea. Th...inder that birds of the tropics, particularly from southeast Asia to Melanesia, have been paid scant attention by science. "They’ve barely been studied, much...

Scientists discover 5 new species of sea slugs from the Tropical Eastern Pacific

...ollected by Alicia Hermosillo from a floating buoy southeast of Isla Coiba, Coiba National Park, Panama. The new species status and naming of this animal awaits the discovery of additional specimens....

Antarctic icebergs -- Hotspots of ocean life

...antic Ocean that cuts into the Antarctic continent southeast of Cape Horn. The icebergs in the study were up to a dozen miles long and more than 120 feet high, with one extending nearly 1,000 feet into the depths. Despite the risks of getting close to these mountains of ice – which can shed huge pieces or ...

Researchers find 24 species believed new to science in Suriname rainforest

...aus in eastern Suriname, 130 kilometers (80 miles) southeast of Paramaribo, the capital. They found a virtually unexplored region of mountain savannah forest, high dryland rainforest and palm swamp with freshwater sources clean enough to support abundant fish and amphibian life. Among the 24 species believe...

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