Tag: "miles" at biology news
Which came first, the moth or the cactus?
...Houston office, jokes that his "real" lab is 1,500 miles
away. He's studied senita at several locations in the Sonoran Desert, including the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in southern Arizona. But his primary site for more than a decade is a desolate, 30-acre patch of desert straddling three ranches n...
Tropical insects 'go the distance' to inform rainforest conservation
...e and can be consistently found across hundreds of miles
of tropical forestland. These findings have sig...rom four diverse plant groups across 28,950 square miles
of contiguous lowland rain forest in Paupua, New Guinea. Cognato and Hulcr were key collaborators...
Rain forest protection works in Peru
...ions is a concern. Peru has about 255,000 square miles
of tropical forestsan area a little larger than Fr...e and deforestation rates averaged only 244 square miles
and 249 square miles
per year respectively. About 86% of the damaged Peruvian areas were concentrate...
1 of deep ocean's most turbulent areas has big impact on climate
...cation close to the Azores, volcanic islands 2,000 miles
east of the U.S. and west of Europe that comprise an above-sea portion of the mostly submerged Mid-Atlantic Ridge. To measure the energy generated by the extraordinarily intense turbulence more than a mile below the oceans surface, St. Laurent and ...
Penguins march into new park
...e, the new protected area covers around 250 square miles
(647 square kilometers) of coastal waters and nearby islands strung along almost 100 miles
(160 kilometers) of shoreline. The announcement was made by President Nestor Kirchner of Argentin...
Indo-Pacific coral reefs disappearing more rapidly than expected
...pel Hill researchers have found. Nearly 600 square miles
of reef have disappeared per year since the late 1960s, twice the rate of rainforest loss. The reefs are disappearing at a rate of one percent per year, a decline that began decades earlier than expected, the researchers discovered. Historically,...
Satellite tracking will help answer questions about penguin travels
...uyu and Mar del Plata, coastal towns more than 500 miles
north of Punta Tombo. Epoxy and special tape will ... the ocean to feed, sometimes swimming hundreds of miles
in search of fish such as anchovies that are staples of the penguin diet. After about two weeks the ...
Waters off Washington state only second place in world where glass sponge reefs found
west of Grays Harbor, University of Washington sci...as reefs comparable to the Canadian reefs that are miles
in length, Johnson says. The glass sponge reefs on the continental shelf west of Grays Harbor appea...
St. Jude study solves mystery of mammalian ears
...sound waves race into the inner ear at hundreds of miles
per hour, their energyalthough dissipated by the cochlear fluidgenerates waves in the fluid, somewhat like the tiny waves made by a pebble thrown into a pond. This energy causes the hair cell cilia in both mammals and non-mammals to swing back and fo...
Camera-shy deer caught for first time
...o government to manage the more than 1,500 s quare miles
of (4,000 square kilometer) protected area, using revenues from the nearby Nam Theun 2 hydroelectric dam, currently under construction. The protected area forms most of the dam's watershed, and is the largest protected area in Laos or Vietnam. The c...
Study finds contaminated water reaching Florida's offshore keys
...tamination of submarine groundwater even up to six miles
offshore, said study author Erin Lipp, associate p...sampled area, including ground water more than six miles
offshore. The frequency of detecting viruses increased with rainfall in the summer months, when the ...
Philadelphia ecologist receives top Mongolia honor
...least 2 million years old, Lake Hvsgl is about 100 miles
long and 20 miles
wide and is one of the most pristine lakes in the world. I was stunned at how beautiful and clean th...
Homestake strikes gold again
...ing a depth of more than 8,000 feet. With over 375 miles
of existing tunnels, it is ideally suited for conv... of Chicago, can be sent through nearly a thousand miles
of rock to large detectors in Homestake. These detectors will search for evidence of a rare physical...
Health Physics Society
...y residents, including some who lived less than 20 miles
away but went undetected by test planners. Deter...provide some insights. At nearby ranches around 19 miles
from Ground Zero, exposure rates around 15 Roentgen per hour were measured just over three hours aft...
World Wildlife Fund warns against iron dumping experiment near the Galapagos Islands
...in a 36 square mile area located approximately 350 miles
west of the Galapagos Islands. Planktos, Inc. plans to dump the iron in international waters using vessels neither flagged under the United States nor leaving from the United States so U.S. regulations such as the U.S. Ocean Dumping Act do not apply ...
News conference announcing UA scientific initiative at Biosphere 2
...ted in the foothills of the Catalina Mountains, 35 miles
from the UA campus. B-roll and high-resolution photos of Biosphere 2 will be available. The schedule of the day's media activities is as follows: 10 a.m. News conference at Biosphere 2 campus 10:45 Biosphere 2 tours and interviews N...
Antarctic icebergs -- Hotspots of ocean life
... floating islands of ice some as large as a dozen miles
across are having a major impact on the ecology o...rill and seabirds out to a radius of more than two miles
around the icebergs. They may also play a surprising role in global climate change. One important...
Researchers track snakes to study populations, behavior
...ng. While males can wander as much as a couple of miles
a week, the females, after giving birth, stay with newborns until the young shed about seven to 10 days later. The females generally stay closer to home, but the males are more active and consequently have longer home ranges. Most adults are homi...
The kapok connection -- Study explains rainforest similarities
...a season, attracting bats that travel as far as 12 miles
between trees and transfer pollen in the process. When the seed pods ripen, they break open to reveal fluffy fibers that are used to stuff pillows and mattresses. The seeds, which are about the size of a sunflower seed, are buoyant and able to float ...
Massive herds of animals found to still exist in Southern Sudan
... just hundreds of feet above the ground for 70,000 miles
(112,650 km) to create an unprecedented record of ...rn National Park. Covering more than 58,000 square miles
(150,000 square km) and 150 hours of survey time, the team used a survey technique of flying systema...
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