Tag: "miles" at biology news
Baby fish 'smell their way home'
... to find their way to their home coral reef across miles
of open sea by using their sense of smell. Remarkable in itself, the discovery by a team including Professor Mike Kingsford of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies and James Cook University and colleagues from Woods Hole, USA, also s...
New findings blow a decade of assumptions out of the water
...w the processes are happening within a few hundred miles
of each other so the balance could be reached within a decade, the authors estimate. Deutsch compares the old assumption to a house where the thermostat is many rooms away from a window that has swung open, letting in cold air. The house could get qu...
New study sheds light on 'dark states' in DNA
...bly short length of time. Light travels at 186,000 miles
per second, but in twenty picoseconds it would only travel just under a quarter of an inch. Still, a picosecond is not so fast compared to the speed of some chemical reactions in living cells. In tests of single DNA bases, the dark state lasted for ...
Ocean temperature predicts spread of marine species
...he equatorial Pacific Ocean. Larvae that travel 62 miles
at 53 degrees Fahrenheit would disperse only 46 miles
at 59 degrees. "On the up side, shorter dispersal can mean greater survival because the larvae sp...
2006 is banner year for discoveries of new species in Borneo's rainforests
...onesia has increased to an average of 7,700 square miles
each year, an area slightly smaller than Vermont. Today only half of Borneo's original forest cover remains. "The remote and inaccessible forests in the Heart of Borneo are one of the world's final frontiers for science," said Adam Tomasek, direc...
New clean-up project builds upon success gained in field
... plume of contaminated groundwater extends several miles
away from the ponds. The area is constantly monitored using a variety of state-of-the-art techniques, including hydraulic testing, tracer tests and sampling. "At no other field research facility is the investigation of the subsurface fate and trans...
A window on the environment from Tahoe to the ocean
... to animal counts, over distances from hundreds of miles
to a few feet, spanning timescales from minutes to...ive waters and trigger climate changes hundreds of miles
inland. The upwelling is seasonal and affected by other climate phenomena, such as El Nino events....
Satellite radar gauges water levels in Louisiana wetlands
...e wetlands, with the closest in-ground water gauge miles
away. That posed a difficulty for Shum's team as t...he satellite gathers data in a strip, up to only 3 miles
wide. Shum pointed to the proposed WATER HM (short for Water And Terrestrial Elevation Recovery Hy...
Invasive ants territorial when neighbors are not kin
...fornia. The largest supercolony extends about 600 miles
throughout coastal California and abuts three of the four smaller colonies. At the territory borders, ants from different colonies engage in intense battles that result in the deaths of considerable numbers of workers. Thomas collected dead workers...
Decreased genital sensation in competitive women cyclists
...ts who consistently rode an average of at least 10 miles
per week, four weeks per month. Women who ran at least one mile daily or five miles
weekly were chosen as a control group because they represent an active group of women who were not e...
Icelandic volcano caused historic famine in Egypt, says Rutgers-based team
...st 1,000 years. The eruptions produced three cubic miles
of lava and more than 100 million tons of sulfur dioxide and toxic gases, killing vegetation, livestock and people. These eruptions were followed by a drought in a swath across northern Africa, producing a very low flow in the Nile. Laki's far-flun...
Blame myelin for many neuropsychiatric disorders
...ry and available online, Bartzokis argues that the miles
of myelin coating in our brain are the key "evolutionary change that defines our uniqueness as a species" and, further, may also be the cause of "our unique vulnerability to highly prevalent neuropsychiatric disorders." The paper argues that viewing ...
Edge density key to controlling gypsy moth spread
...o an infestation covering more than 386,000 square miles
of the U.S. Northeast. Native to Europe and Asia, gypsy moths are currently found from Maine to North Carolina and west into Wisconsin where they defoliate trees and occasionally, cause extensive damage to northern deciduous forests. "We analyzed h...
First Far Eastern leopard captured in southeast Russia by international team
...Krai in the southern Russian Far East less than 20 miles
from the Chinese border, and just a mile from where a large male Siberian tiger had been caught days earlier. Before the leopard was released, a team of scientists from WCS, Institute of Biology and Soils of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and the ...
... the study. Spanning five years and almost 1000 miles
(2000 km) the scientists explored how body temperatures change across latitudes, and the role of splashing waves on the mussels. Using sensors placed in several mussel-strong regions throughout the organisms' territory, the scientists were able to s...
Cambodia moves to protect endangered bird
...ly moved to set aside more than one hundred square miles
of habitat for the Bengal florican, a bird now cla...ork of protected areas covers more than 100 square miles
near Cambodia's Tonle Sap lake, home to what is thought to be the world's largest remaining populati...
Fossils of ancient sea monster found in Montana
... Garrett, found the fossils in mid-August about 75 miles
northeast of Lewistown. Since Horner was in Mongolia, Olson said he prepared the fossils himself and delivered them to Horner about three weeks later. Olson, a retired Lutheran pastor, has long collected fossils for the museum. Two of his best finds ...
Governments should act now to save threatened turtles
... said: 'Having followed these turtles thousands of miles
through the ocean, we now know where they go, so can identify which countries need to be involved in their conservation. We are running out of time and what is now needed is a team effort from all of the governments to save these fragile populations....
UC Davis scientists' groundbreaking research: Mate-attracting chemicals
...ve that males can detect female moths from several miles
away," Leal said. "With the discovery of the first sex pheromone from the silkworm moth (Bombyx mori), it became evident that insects rely on compounds called semiochemicals to recognize not only potential mates, but also prey and specific features ...
Area creek studied for rangeland effects on water quality
...edfreshwater stream, he said. The watershed is 289 miles
square. No identifiable point sources of pollution have been determined, hesaid, so any contamination would come from the watershed itself ornon-point sources. According to EPA guidelines, a single sample of E. coli should notexceed 394 colon...
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