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Satellite images reveal link between urban growth and changing rainfall patterns
... not significantly improve the health of a coastal mangrove
habitat in a wetland preserve in Vietnam. In the s...aquaculture in recent years has threatened coastal mangrove
forest habitats in the Red River Delta. In response, the Vietnamese government has established prote...
The eyes have it! How box jellyfish avoid banging into things
...a originates in the Caribbean and lives in between mangrove
roots, thus their habitat is filled with relatively small vertical obstacles. C. bronzie hails from northern Australia and their habitat holds, larger obstacles, such as large stones and fallen over trees. Results demonstrated that obstacle avoidan...
ESA's Medspiration project branches out to support biodiversity
...eef maps, ocean water quality monitoring services, mangrove
maps as well as a map of dry lands. Medspiration allows users to open very high-resolution maps, down to two square kilometres, anywhere in the world, as illustrated by the map of Galapagos Island. In addition to aiding conservation studies, Medsp...
ESA launches new project to protect biodiversity
...maps; ocean water quality monitoring services; and mangrove
maps. The projects will also investigate wildlife migration processes from the Galapagos Islands to Cocos Island. Finally, the project will provide a global map of dry lands based on existing global datasets to the UNCBD. The DIVERSITY project, dev...
Ecological change, climate variation addressed at international conference, September 20-24
... will discuss this situation, using the example of mangrove
losses in Thailand.Over the past two decades, the ...land and the simultaneous rapid decline in coastal mangrove
systems is more than a coincidence, said Barbier. Widespread loss of mangroves in coastal areas of T...
Brazil creates buffer zone around coral reefs off Atlantic coast
...e far south of Bahia, northeast Brazil, is home to mangrove
forests and restinga (a uniquely Brazilian ecosystem of sparsely vegetated sand ridges) and a complex of small islands, coral and algal reefs. Its natural resources directly support more than 100,000 people. Since 1996, CI-Brazil has conducted biolog...
The critical importance of mangroves to ocean life
...orida State University in Tallahassee reports that mangrove
plants, whose finger-like roots are known to prote...stitutions analyzed the carbon output from a large mangrove
forest in Brazil and suggest that the plants are one of the main sources of dissolved organic matter...
Winners of 2005 AAAS Science Journalism Awards
... the mysterious stranding of dolphins in a Florida mangrove
swamp, are among the winners of the 2005 Science J... clues on why 65 dolphins stranded themselves in a mangrove
swamp near the town of Marathon in the Florida Keys. Many of the animals died. As marine scientists ...
New Science study: Mangroves shielded communities against tsunami
...ere completely destroyed, whereas those behind the mangrove
suffered no destruction even though other areas un...wave actions are not too strong, such as in former mangrove
areas, behind coastal mudflats, in river estuaries and lagoons. . Elsewhere, the conservation of dun...
Environmental lessons from tsunami as world's coastal population doubles
...opment went right up to the coastline. Sand dunes, mangrove
forests and coral reefs helped reduce the energy o...natural ecosystems such as coral reefs and coastal mangrove
forests can adapt to change and recover from storms and floods and still provide services of protect...
Microchip saves rare turtle from soup-pot
...exclusive property of Cambodia's Royal Family, the mangrove
turtle is listed on Appendix I of the Convention o...The species is native to coastal river systems and mangrove
forests from India through Bangladesh and Myanmar south along both coasts of peninsular Malaysia, Su...
Could better mangrove habitats have spared lives in the 2004 tsunami?
...ndings arising from their recent assessment of how mangrove
ecosystems might have influenced the tsunami's imp...le for the destruction of thousands of hectares of mangrove
forest (e.g., in East Africa, on the Indian subcontinent, and in Banda Aceh, Indonesia), resulting i...
Drugs from the deep blue
...ats or filaments in places such as coral reefs and mangrove
lagoons. Some of these compounds have biochemical activities that could be useful in medicine -- killing microbes, stopping growth of cancer cells, or affecting the flow of calcium in and out of cells. Marine natural products are an eclectic mix of c...
Scientists map the world for nature conservation
...ngladesh and India), the world's most species-rich mangrove
area, has not so far been included on many nature conservation priority lists. An important "spin-off" from the project is a map showing how thoroughly the plant world has been studied in different regions. Among the "white patches" on the map, show...
PNAS highlights for the week of April 4 - 8
...ults of an underwater archaeological survey of the mangrove
peat bog of Punta Ycacos Lagoon on the south coast of Belize. Before her search, a handful of salt workshops had been found in the lagoon and farther north along the coast, but the extent and details of regional salt-making were unclear. The author'...
Essential mangrove forest threatened by cryptic ecological degradation
... affect the hydrology of rivers has turned coastal mangrove
lagoons into freshwater bodies. Such elucidation o...data sources, including assessment of contemporary mangrove
assemblages in southern Sri Lanka, changing water runoff patterns, and archival material from the Du...
Heroes of the sea, Pew Fellows' fifteenth class tackle sharks, reefs, mangroves and more
...maging climate change. Dr. Jurgenne Primavera is a mangrove
specialist and a Researcher in the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center in the Philippines. Primavera's work will demonstrate that protecting mangroves can save lives and property from destructive typhoons, filter out silt runoff that kills c...