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May 5, 2013
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Sea Turtles Benefiting From Protected Areas

Study Offers First Look at Green Sea Turtle Habitat Use in the Dry Tortugas DRY TORTUGAS, Fla. – Nesting green sea turtles are benefiting from marine protected areas by using habitats found within their boundaries, according to a U.S. Geological … Continue reading

June 1, 2012
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Light Pollution Transforming Insect Communities

Street lighting is transforming communities of insects and other invertebrates, according to research by the University of Exeter. Published in the journal Biology Letters, the study shows for the first time that the balance of different species living together is … Continue reading

December 3, 2011
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Frogs’ Amazing Leaps Due to Springy Tendons

*The secret to frogs’ superlative jumping lies in their tendons. Researchers at Brown University, filming frogs jumping at 500 frames per second with special X-ray technology, show that the frog’s tendon stretches as it readies its leap and then recoils, … Continue reading

July 22, 2011
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Fossil Reveals Oldest Evidence of Live Birth in Reptiles

*A fossil from north-eastern China has revealed that terrestrial reptiles were giving birth to live young at least as early as 120 million years ago.* The newly discovered fossil of a pregnant lizard proves that some squamate reptiles (lizards and … Continue reading

June 29, 2011
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Rare Deep-Water Giant Squid from South Florida Brought to UF for Research

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers received a rare 25-foot-long, deep-water giant squid Monday, the only one of its kind in the collections of the Florida Museum of Natural History. Recovered by recreational fishermen who found the creature floating … Continue reading

December 17, 2010
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Elevated Zinc Concentrations in Colorado Waterway Likely a Result of Climate Change

Rising concentrations of zinc in a waterway on Colorado’s Western Slope may be the result of climate change that is affecting the timing of annual snowmelt, says a new study led by the University of Colorado at Boulder. The study … Continue reading