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Freshwater Sponges May Pose Threat To Zebra Mussels
...se in sponges in 1993 while studying an artificial reef
built about 7 years ago near Lorain, Ohio by resea...the growth of freshwater sponges on the artificial reef
in Lorain and on the surface of a shipwreck off Kelly's Island, in Lake Erie's western basin. T...
Scientists Urge Further Study Of Alarming Coral Reef Decline
...d. Scientists do not know what iscausing the coral reef
deterioration, which has accelerateddramatically s...reefsthroughout the world is referred to as "coral reef
bleaching."For unknown reasons, the algae have been evacuating corals at analarming rate. Witho...
This Year, Earth Day Is All Wet
... scientists by taking water samples near the coral reef
to determinehow the changing environment is affecting the reef. For more information, contact: Matt Stout, 202-482-0030 UPCOMING EVENTS: --March 16-17: JASON project --March 23: WORL...
New Study Shows Group Of Marine Bacteria Dominate Offshore Waters Of Southeast, May Play Key Role In Ecosystem Processes
...arth'soceans may be in serious trouble. From coral reef
destruction to massive fishkills, the problems facing the world's seas are serious and growing. There's onearea of marine ecology that may be important in solving many of these problemsand yet remains virtually unknown: bacteria. What bacteria are in...
USGS Measures Coral Reef Recovery In Culebra, Puerto Rico
...recovery observed following the devastation of the reef
by Hurricane Hugo onSeptember 18, 1989 has now slowed. Rafael W. Rodríguez, Caribbean DistrictChief, reported this finding based on observations made by USGS scientists whorevisited permanent monitoring sites established on the reefs in 1991. ...
Bleached Coral Could Be Environment Warning
... disease is reported throughout the Caribbean, the reef
ecosystems ofthe Florida Keys may be particularly vulnerable because they are close to whatecologists call "natural stressors," such as fluctuating water temperatures andsubstantial freshwater runoff, Harvell said. The situation has worsened inrece...
Online Briefings At AAAS To Feature New Research On Oceans; Discussion With Leaders Of Large Hadron Collider And International Space Station
...16, 1999 -New research on the impact of coral reef
disease, human health risks in the ocean, and a discussion with CERN and NASA leaders of two international science projects - the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and the International Space Station (ISS) - will be featured in live broadcas...
The President's Coral Reef Task Force Meets On March 5-6
...ters a first-handlook at the problems facing coral reef
ecosystems. Additionally, on March 4, prior to the...l is to help define stress and degradation incoral reef
habitats. I encourage you to participate. Enclosed is a preliminary meeting agenda and a summary of...
Increasing Carbon Dioxide Threatens Tropical Coral Reefs
...y reefs already stressedby human activity. A coral reef
is the accumulation of calcium carbonate produced ...declines, coral and algal skeletons will weakenand reef
building may slow or stop. The reef
then becomes morevulnerable to erosion. Ongoing calcium producti...
Heat damage to "photosynthesis engine" in symbiotic algae may be among major causes of coral bleaching
...ing of oceantemperatures as a major cause of coral reef
bleaching, and a new study byresearchers at the Un...t them." The underlying biochemical causes for the reef
bleaching have remainedobscure, however. In field tests conducted in the Caribbean and replicatedin...
'Keys to cures' -- an online expedition to the frontier of biomedical research
...eakthrough discovery or unexpectedchallenge. Coral reef
ecosystems provide a compelling setting for biomedical research. Many adult reef
inhabitants spend their lives permanently affixed to the spotwhere they settled as juveniles. Since...
For a fish, there's no place like home, say major studies, offering key information for fisheries management
...er story in Nature: chemical tests show that coral reef
fish often spend their life cycle close to home, r...wearer, who chose to focus on a well-studied coral reef
fish called the bluehead wrasse in three different locations on the reefs of St. Croix in the U.S. V...
Increasing carbon dioxide threatens coral reefs
...h's atmosphere may cause more harm to marine coral reef
communities than previous research had indicated. ...he next 65 years. The team found no evidence that reef
organisms are able to acclimate after prolonged exposure to the reduced carbonate levels. "This is t...
Stone tools reveal ancient seafood diet
Stone tools found on an Eritrean fossil reef
in eastern Africa suggest that early humans lived ...ls discovered by an international team on a fossil reef
terrace near the village of Abdur on Eritrea's Red Sea coast. Radiometric dating of the tools shows ...
Reefs and atolls of the Australian outback
...nd Geophysics has been field-mapping a Precambrian reef
complex in what is now the Flinders Ranges Nationa...lar fashion by much more complex organisms. "The reef
was like an atoll with a protected lagoon inside," said Dr Lemon. " Its growth was affected by chang...
Researchers receive federal funds to study marine organisms and potential products on oil platforms
...se organisms would not disturb naturally-occurring reef
systems; in fact, organisms could be taken as the platforms are cleaned. Some species are already harvested for food. "For example, in the Southern California Bight, mussels for human consumption are harvested on a sustained basis from offshore platf...
Geological Society of America: Annual Meeting 2000
...struction of Holocene storm activity from tropical reef
biota, Dominican Republic. Blair R. Tormey, Univ. of Wisconsin, Storminess of the last interglacial: Geologic evidence of intensity from coastal calcarenites of Eleuthera Island, Bahamas. SCIENCE AND POLICY ISSUES ABOUT DAM REMOVALS Geology and...
Sea may be source of future medicines
...eria known as actinomycetes found living in coral reef
sponges and marine sediments could be a rich source of future medical drugs, said Russell T. Hill, research professor, of the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute (UMBI) here today. "Soil-based actinomycetes produce over 70 percent of na...
Bio-X awards $3 million in grants for imaginative interdisciplinary research and education projects
...ar, ``the magnitude and even the sign of the coral reef
ecosystem impact on air-sea CO2 exchange remains u...re, proposing a `proof-of-concept`-type study on a reef
system in the Red Sea in which we will develop methodologies for accurately determining total carbon...
November GEOLOGY and GSA TODAY highlights
...ents, using an example from a 350-million-year-old reef
from Western Australia. Here, a totally new type of reef
community appears almost immediately after the mass extinction event. This may have ramifications fo...
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