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Iron critical to ocean productivity, carbon uptake
...t 12 years of fluorescence data taken along 36,000 miles
of ship tracks throughout the tropical Pacific. They now have a "fluorescence fingerprint" of which parts of the ocean are iron-stressed, as well as which parts suffer from lack of nitrogen another key element to ocean productivity. "Nitrogen and ph...
Surf's up -- and one coastal microbe has adapted
...alifornia beachgoers may look lazy. But just a few miles
off shore, scientists have discovered that a common coastal strain of cyanobacteria works diligently to thrive in choppy, polluted waters. In a study in this week's early online edition of The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, research...
Trap-jaw ants have fastest recorded strike in animal kingdom
...dibles at 35 to 64 meters per second, or 78 to 145 miles
per hour - an action they say is the fastest self-... acknowledged that falcons can dive as fast as 300 miles
per hour, but that the raptors must start from very high altitudes and get a boost from the force of...
Straus Family Creamery receives award for ecological practices
.... Bill Straus, who founded the dairy in 1941, 60 miles
north of San Francisco, actively participated in conservation efforts. His wife, Ellen Straus was a founding member of the Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT), the first agricultural land trust in the nation. MALT has enabled the preservation of w...
Ecosystem services and invasive species
...ook Convention Center The Hatchie River runs 220 miles
through western Tennessee. David Kesler, Naomi Van Tol (Rhodes College), and colleagues from the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency returned to the Hatchie River some 25 years after other scientists to document changes in the freshwater mussels. ...
Ecological effects of Gulf Coast hurricanes
...rricane Katrina may have destroyed over 60 square miles
of the lake's wetlands in a mere 24 hour period. "As more coastal areas disappear, residents in the region become more vulnerable to the effects of tropical storms and hurricanes," says Dufrechou. On a brighter note, however, the lake's water qual...
At an underwater volcano, evidence of man's environmental impact
...d the lead to an Australian lead mine thousands of miles
away. "I guess we can speculate that this is yet...rsili Seamount in the Mediterranean, less than 200 miles
off the west coast of Italy. The sediment was retrieved at a depth of 1,640 feet in the late 1980s b...
Small-scale logging leads to clear-cutting in Brazilian Amazon
...rtually all of this double damage occurs within 15 miles
(25 km) miles
of major roads. Practically no selective logging takes place at distances greater than 15 miles
Global coral reef assessment built on NASA images
...ine area in the world, which includes 4,500 square miles
of relatively undisturbed coral reef habitat. "Natural resource managers around the world and conservation groups actively use these coral reef satellite views to advance a wide range of habitat protection projects," says Serge Andrfout, who develo...
Scientists map the flight of the bumblebee
...llows them to find their way home from up to eight miles
away, according to the early results of research t...the Metro Centre and the Angel of the North (three miles
away, or 5 kilometres) and the Tyne Bridge and Manors Metro station (one mile, or 1.5k). However...
It's all in the genes
...fe Refuge along the lower Colorado River, about 20 miles
south of Blythe, Calif., to examine how genetic diversity at the stand level influences communities and ecosystem processes. "The Bureau of Reclamation gets restoration out of this project, and we get this incredible experiment," said Whitham. All ...
It's 2025. Where do most people live?
...In addition, the number of people living within 60 miles
of a coastline is expected to increase by 35 percent over 1995 population levels, exposing 2.75 billion people worldwide to the effects of sea level rise and other coastal threats posed by global warming. The map also projects that much of southern...
How parachute spiders invade new territory
... silk sometimes covering distances of hundreds of miles
over open ocean. By casting a thread of silk into ... but some spiders have been discovered hundreds of miles
out to sea. Researchers have now found that in turbulent air the spiders' silk moulds to the eddies ...
Yellowstone ecosystem may lose key migrant
...he pronghorn antelope, which travels more than 400 miles
between fawning grounds and wintering areas. Seco...for at least 6,000 years. Animals travel up to 30 miles
a day, clambering over 8,500-foot mountain passes, and moving through bottlenecks now barely wider t...
Eighty below and loving it: Montana State University scientists to get new cold lab
... for 500,000 years and cored from an ice field 2.5 miles
deep. "This is super-pure ice," Priscu said. "It contains about 10 cells per liter. An average liter of sea water contains more than one million cells." However, Priscu is unable to cool his sterile room, which can reach 90 degrees Fahrenheit in...
Global patterns of geographic range sizes: A bird's eye view
... of species have ranges smaller than 86,872 square miles
(equal to the area of Great Britain), with the smallest ranges found on islands, in low-altitude mountains, and throughout the southern hemisphere. The highest variation in range size is found in the northern hemisphere, particularly around the mid-l...
Liquid Jungle Lab environs -- home to five new species
...est on Coiba Island"then a penal colony-- about 10 miles
southwest of Bahia Honda. After publishing the Flora y Fauna de Parque Nacional de Coiba in 1997, he didn't expect to return to Panama. But in February 2000 he did return-- at the request of two businessmen, Jean Pigozzi and Daniel Wolf, who had p...
High-flying satellites give land managers the low-down on cheatgrass
...ware that analyzes data across thousands of square miles
of potentially affected landscape. Resource manger...o just get in the pickup truck, get up to about 60 miles
per hour and look out the window."...
Cincinnati surgeon leads first test of mobile robotic surgery
... advanced computer technology on a patient located miles
away. Timothy Broderick, MD, assistant professor o...t of the country and a patient located hundreds of miles
away. Current telesurgery tools rely on satellite communication and streaming video delivered via h...
Same species responds differently to same warming, depending on location
... of California mussels -- found along thousands of miles
of coast in the northeast Pacific Ocean and not just in California - could increase between about 2 degrees F and 6.5 F depending on where they live. For areas where mussels already are living close to the edge, chances are that increases of 6.5 F w...
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