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Humanity's din could be blocking whales' courtship songs
...es, helped biologists determine which whale in the bay
was singing. Once a singer was located, scientists...at during the monthlong study of the whales in the bay
in the winter of 2000, there were 21 males and 22 females. Only the males were singing the very-low-...
Alaskan waters growing hospitable to sharks while seals and sea lions decline
... estimates there are hundreds of fins in the small bay
near Port Gravina, Prince William Sound. More sharks mass unseen below the surface. All are likely feasting on a run of salmon returning to spawn in nearby rivers and creeks. That aerial count would be a high number of sharks in one spot for any pl...
Sea Grant study finds Chinese mitten crabs appear free of human parasite lung flukes
...s from more than 800 mitten crabs collected in the bay
-- not a single crab was shown to be infected with...es could spread like fire in a hayloft through the bay
at some later date, because of the sheer number of crabs. Not just people but also raccoons and othe...
Answers to Florida bay restoration are clear as mud!
... massive ecosystem restoration efforts both in the bay
and in the Everglades. Salinity and water quality are critical issues in the bay. Short cores collected in Florida Bay provide evidence for natural variability in salinity and seagrass density and abundance prior to significant human activity in the...
URI biological oceanographers awarded National Science Foundation grant to study increases in jellyfish population
... early spring during years with earlier warming of bay
water temperatures. Because this timing coincides with the peak period of fish spawning in the region, the consequences of increased populations of a gelatinous predator such as Mnemiopsis could be quite significant. Mnemiopsis leidyi is the same...
Wind-borne pollutants may travel thousands of miles
... corresponding amounts that would enter the entire bay
area. "To determine how much of some pollutants deposited in Corpus Christi Bay during rain events," Wade says, "we analyzed the rainfall events over more than a year's period and determined the yearly amount of deposition in our sampler, then we est...
Research finding could lead to vaccines effective against a range of cancers, UC Berkeley researchers report
...ainst invading tumors and viruses and keep them at bay
until the more specialized T and B cells have had a chance to ramp up production. While searching for proteins that activate the NKG2D receptor on natural killer cells, the researchers came across two families of proteins - called H60 and Rael - that...
New technology treats dairy wastes, odors
...originally was tested at a hog farm and a polluted bay
in North Carolina. Business inquiries on this or other PNNL technologies should be directed to 1-888-375-PNNL or e-mail: http://firstname.lastname@example.org...
Cover story in Science reveals historical overkill of marine Megafauna triggered current ocean crises
...early we have allowed too much fertilizer to enter bay
waters, but we have also removed the major biological filters in the bay
to only 1 percent of historical levels in the Chesapeake Bay and North Carolinas Pamlico Sound syste...
Scientists using earstones to identify red drum nursery grounds
...s. "The real value is that if we know that certain bay
habitats are contributing more than other bays, it...ut the value and health of different ecosystems or bay
habitats along the Texas coast," Rooker said....
Studies: Floyd, other major hurricanes of '99 caused significant changes in nation's largest lagoonal estuary
...s. Catches of many species, such as croaker, spot, bay
anchovy and shrimp, dropped by 50 percent or more in the estuary over the previous year, Paerl said. In the western part of the sound, however, catches of some species tripled or more since the more mobile animals moved there from out of the estuarie...
NSF ships to probe biological enigmas of the frozen southern ocean
...e water-column on the continental shelf and in the bay
from a series of fixed locations. "The Palmer will map the distribution of krill, phytoplankton, seabirds, mammals, whales and seals," explained Peter Wiebe, of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Woods Hole, Mass. "The Gould will investiga...
Scientists study life of economically important blue crab
...ts assumed that the female crabs swim out into the bay
with ebb tide currents, then avoid the incoming flood tide by sitting on the bottom. But research the Wolcotts conducted with the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center found that few female crabs are near the surface during nighttime ebb tides, a...
Researchers trace toxins from algal blooms through the marine food web in Monterey Bay
...d new technology for monitoring domoic acid in the bay
from instruments deployed on buoys. "Harmful algal blooms probably occur in all coastal regions, but Monterey Bay is likely to become one of the best understood places in this regard due to the strong marine research community here. We can learn not...
Simple rules predict the outcome of predator-prey struggles
...to the plankton, fish and other inhabitants in the bay
ecosystems. Judicious application of the model should make the bio-complex a little less so....
Biocomplexity study in Lake Ontario bays and lagoons
... model water exchange between Lake Ontario and the bay
ecosystems. o Investigators at Cornell and Syracuse universities and their students will examine internal ecosystem processes, which can change as often as weekly, by measuring plankton, pelagic fish populations, water quality and water mixing. o Inv...
AIDS vaccine study harnesses 'killer' immune cells to control virus, prevent disease in animals
... for AIDS have extended lives and kept symptoms at bay
for many, the majority of new cases of HIV infection and AIDS are in regions of the world that these costly treatments will never reach. It has become clear that developing an HIV vaccine is a crucial strategy for curbing the pandemic. The Scien...
Ancient mediterranean port city may have been holy land way station
...ing. Using snorkels, masks and fins to cruise the bay
and Global Positioning System equipment to pinpoin...efensive sea walls apparently were pushed into the bay
by residents to extend Aperlae's shoreline, said Hohlfelder. But the defensive walls went up again ...
UNC-CH marine scientist says hurricane could be catastrophic for Pamlico Sound
...an Pamlico -- is a moreforgiving system since more bay
water exchanges with the coastal ocean at itswide entrance near Norfolk. Despite its toll, some good may eventually come fromFloyd, including renewed awareness of the importance of forests and wetlands aspollutant filters and recognition of...
Colorado State experiment aboard space shuttle Columbia will show how plants
detect gravity; May help grow them on long-term missions
...in a container on the shuttle's middeck (the cargo bay
will carry theChandra x-ray satellite) and won't need light to germinate, Mykles said. "Like clockwork, at a certain temperature the germination of the seedsoccurs under microgravity conditions," he said. "We're treating a similar batchof se...
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