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September 23, 2014
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Wind turbine study

Adjusting wind power production during migration season saves bats Adjusting wind turbine operations during the migration season at the University of Delaware’s Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes has resulted in a significant decrease in deaths among bats, according to … Continue reading

May 11, 2013
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Sturgeon search

Scientists use satellites, underwater robot to study Atlantic sturgeon migrations More than a century ago, an estimated 180,000 female Atlantic sturgeon arrived from the coast in the spring to spawn in the Delaware River and fishermen sought their caviar as … Continue reading

October 17, 2012
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Shark Social Networking

Shark migrations studied with underwater robot along Delmarva Peninsula University of Delaware researchers are using an underwater robot to find and follow sand tiger sharks that they previously tagged with transmitters. The innovative project is part of a multi-year partnership … Continue reading

August 31, 2012
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Climate Change Could Increase Levels of Avian Influenza in Wild Birds

ANN ARBOR, Mich.— Rising sea levels, melting glaciers, more intense rainstorms and more frequent heat waves are among the planetary woes that may come to mind when climate change is mentioned. Now, two University of Michigan researchers say an increased … Continue reading

May 17, 2012
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Counting Horseshoe Crabs

Marine science majors conduct field research with horseshoe crab census Wearing sneakers and rain boots, University of Delaware freshmen got their feet wet as marine biologists recently while counting horseshoe crabs along the Delaware Bay. The students participated in a … Continue reading

March 23, 2012
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Sediment Sleuthing

Radioactive medicine being tracked through rivers A University of Delaware oceanographer has stumbled upon an unusual aid for studying local waterways: radioactive iodine. Trace amounts of the contaminant, which is used in medical treatments, are entering waterways via wastewater treatment … Continue reading

July 10, 2011
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Red Knots and Horseshoe Crabs Knotted Together

*Research Bolsters Importance of Horseshoe Crab Spawning for Migrating Shorebirds* LAUREL, Md. – Speculation that the welfare of a small, at-risk shorebird is directly tied to horseshoe crab populations is in part supported by new scientific research, according to a … Continue reading