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The kapok connection -- Study explains rainforest similarities

...ngle seeds are very unlikely to survive an oceanic voyage and then successfully become established elsewhere, such improbable events become probable over 10 to 15 million years." Dick studied the rainforest form of Ceiba pentandra, a species of kapok that grows taller than a 16-story building, its head po...

Caribbean frog populations started with single, ancient voyage on South American raft

...d from a single frog species that arrived on a sea voyage from South America. They came 30 to 50 million years ago, according to DNA-sequence analyses by scientists at Penn State. Similarly, the scientists found that the Central American relatives of these Caribbean amphibians also arose from a single spe...

Caribbean frogs started with a single, ancient voyage on a raft from South America

...ed from a single frog species that rafted on a sea voyage from South America about 30-to-50-million years ago, according to DNA-sequence analyses led by a research group at Penn State, which will be published in the 12 June 2007 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and posted in the ...

Craig Venter, leading scientist and innovator, to get honorary degree

... II Global Ocean Sampling Expedition, a multi-year voyage that circumnavigated the world's oceans surveying marine and terrestrial microbial populations. In its first phase, the expedition gathered an unprecedented amount of data, including the discovery of millions of new genes and thousands of new protein...

Darwin's famous finches and Venter's marine microbes

...eir significance when he collected them during his voyage on the HMS Beagle. Similarly, it is hard to predict the impact the vast amount of marine microbial DNA collected during the Sorcerer II Global Ocean Sampling Expedition by J. Craig Venter, Ph.D., and his team will have on our understanding of th...

Antarctic marine explorers reveal first biological changes after collapse of polar ice shelves

...ikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Larsen_iceshelves.PNG .The voyage ended Jan. 30. With sophisticated sampling and ob...s (www.ccamlr.org). Preliminary findings from the voyage will be confirmed by detailed analysis at the scientists' home institutes over the next few years. ...

Too mellow for our predatory world

...se animals, also termed "low wariness", during his voyage on the Beagle in 1835. In marine iguanas living with an intermediate predation risk, it was only the act of being captured that led to increased concentrations of corticosterone, and the flight distance only increased in those animals that had alread...

Professional fasters deep under the sea floor

... in the course of the Ocean Drilling Program. On a voyage on the research ship "Joides Resolution" they found life up to 400 meters below the sea floor. Tests revealed that the drilled cores contained living microorganisms; contamination was ruled out. In the upper layers of sediment, the researchers counte...

Extraordinary life found around deep-sea gas seeps

...nstitution (WHOI) in Massachusetts, who co-led the voyage with Dr Ashley Rowden from New Zealand's National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research (NIWA). The 21-member expedition led by scientists from WHOI, NIWA, the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, and the University of Hawaii at Manoa (UH) ha...

Ice-breaker Polarstern to explore uncharted seafloor

...nsus of Antarctic Marine Life (CAML), Polarstern's voyage will be a major event in the IPY, and open the way for further polar expeditions....

Danish expedition ship tracked by Envisat satellite

...concludes its circumnavigation of the globe with a voyage across the Atlantic and will return to Copenhagen in April 2007. The expedition is deeply rooted in history with the first Galathea Expedition, commissioned by King Christian VIII, dating back to 1845. The second Galathea Expedition occurred in 19...

Polynesia explorers created worldwide web of scientific knowledge

...ch naturalist aboard Louis de Bougainville's world voyage of 1766-1769; Germany's George Forster accompanied his father on Captain James Cook's second voyage of 1772-1775; and Adelbert von Chamisso, a native of France, served as a naturalist on the Russian R...

High school students embark on Red Sea adventure

...Living Oceans Foundation will use footage from the voyage to produce a professional documentary film. The Red Sea expedition, beginning May 3, will focus on threats to coral health such as global climate change, ecotourism, over-fishing, pollution and development. Scientists will map and survey the Farasan ...

Ancient trans-Atlantic swarm brought locusts to the New World

...from the west coast of Africa and made an unlikely voyage across the Atlantic Ocean to colonize the New World, says an international team of researchers. Using genetic evidence from more than 20 species of locusts, scientists from the Universities of Toronto, Arizona, Maryland, Cornell University and the U....

JCI table of contents: December 15, 2005

EDITOR'S PICK Fantastic voyage into the heart delivers a protector against heart failure Reminiscent of the 1966 sci-fi thriller Fantastic Voyage, where a surgical team is miniaturized and injected into a dying man, researchers from Harvard Medical School have used injectable sel...

Ships bring alien jellyfish invaders to our shores

...ch day. Ships take in water for stability before a voyage and despite preventative measures such as mid-ocean exchange/flushing this 'foreign' water and its contents can find their way into bays and harbours at the destination. The computer model used to track jellyfish movements could answer similar questi...

Oceanographers work a quarter of the world away from ship they're 'on'

...and National Geographic. The public can follow the voyage at: http://www.oceanexplorer.noaa.gov http://www.immersionpresents.org or http://www.Jason.org/lostcity . Immersion Presents broadcasts are being seen at select Boys and Girls Clubs, aquariums and museums. "This summer's expedition to Lost...

Census of Marine Life explorers surprised by diversity, density of Arctic creatures

...thriving in the extreme cold, thanks to a landmark voyage during the brief polar summer aboard an American ice cutter. News of the marine discoveries in the far north coincides with announcement of seed funds for a matching effort in the Antarctic. The 30-day "Hidden Ocean" expedition ( http://www.oceanex...

Historic schooner carries Stevens technology to monitor NY Harbor

.../education partnership was celebrated in a morning voyage that set sail from South Street Seaport on June 22. The Seaport Museum's 1885 schooner The Pioneer, which celebrated its 120th anniversary this month, now carries the latest technology in the form of a computerized water monitoring system as part of...

Study in Royal Society journal on heritability of female orgasm

...at survivorship within ballast tanks differs among voyage routes and with time. This variation in the quantity and quality of organisms delivered by ships is central to predicting invasion dynamics. Contact: Dr E Verling, Marine Invasions Research Laboratory, Smithsonian Environmental Research Cente...

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