Tag: "tidal" at biology news
Trotting with emus to walk with dinosaurs
... appears that the dinosaurs were traveling along a tidal
flat, perhaps in family groups, since there are juvenile and adult tracks. If so, that could infer some sort of parental care, he said. At very least the tracks seem to support the idea that the dinosaurs were social animals, just like modern birds. ...
Species unique to tidal marshes face threats
...rea of Denmark. In comparison with other habitats, tidal
marshes support few nonaquatic vertebrate species,...y are most common in North America and China. Some tidal
marsh species are protected from high salinity by relatively impermeable skin, and others have kidne...
Exxon Valdez oil found in tidal feeding grounds of ducks, sea otters
...orst oil spill in U.S. history extend farther into tidal
waters than previously thought, increasing the pro...e 32 sites. Although oil was spread throughout the tidal
range, about half of it was found in the low tide zone, where predators could encounter it while sea...
Study reveals details of mussels' tenacious bonds
... tenacious bonds in saltwater, including turbulent tidal
environments. Little is known, however, about exactly how the bivalves achieve this amazing feat. In a paper to be published online the week of Aug. 14 by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a Northwestern University research team ...
Beach pollution is worst during new and full moon
...complex physical and biological factors, including tidal
cycles and seasonal rainfall. This complexity make...s throughout Southern California, keeping track of tidal
patterns and analyzing them for concentrations of enterococci -- bacteria that allow scientists to e...
Biologist Discovers What May Be World’s ‘Pickiest?Mates
...e, the peak outward nighttime flow of the biweekly tidal
cycle.?/p> “Wide burrows speed incubation, so cause the larvae to hatch too early and miss the peak tides. This research provides one of the first examples of how choosy resource selection can help offspring survivorship.?/p> Male fiddler cra...