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June 23, 2016
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Wie sich Seelilien vor 450 Millionen Jahren ernährten

Computersimulationen ermöglichen Einblick in das komplexe Fressverhalten der Crinoiden, filtrierende Organismen aus der Triaszeit Mit Computersimulationen haben Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler erstmals rekonstruiert, wie sich „Crinoide“ – wegen ihres pflanzenähnlichen Aussehens auch „Seelilien“ genannt ‒ vor etwa 450 Millionen Jahren ernährten. … Continue reading

July 11, 2014
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Corals and climate

For corals adjusting to climate change, it’s survival of fattest and most flexible The future health of the world’s coral reefs and the animals that depend on them relies in part on the ability of one tiny symbiotic sea creature … Continue reading

October 1, 2013
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Establishing World-Class Coral Reef Ecosystem Monitoring in Okinawa

Enduring two typhoons over a three-week period in August, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) researchers, working in partnership with the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), have successfully deployed an OceanCube Observatory System in waters off Motobu … Continue reading

May 28, 2013
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The Black Sea is a Goldmine of Ancient Genetic Data

New Study Reconstructs the Past Ocean ‘Paleome’ When Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) marine paleoecologist Marco Coolen was mining through vast amounts of genetic data from the Black Sea sediment record, he was amazed about the variety of past plankton … Continue reading

August 25, 2012
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Scientists Explore Changing Arctic Ocean

Scientists are setting sail on August 25 to study ocean acidification in the Arctic and what this means for the future survival of marine and terrestrial organisms. The Arctic Ocean is one of the most vulnerable places on the planet … Continue reading

May 24, 2012
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Not a One-Way Street: Evolution Shapes Environment of Connecticut Lakes

Environmental change is the selective force that preserves adaptive traits in organisms and is a primary driver of evolution. However, it is less well known that evolutionary change in organisms also trigger fundamental changes in the environment. Yale University researchers … Continue reading

May 15, 2012
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First Satellite Tag Study for Manta Rays Reveals Habits And Hidden Journeys of Ocean Giants

Using the latest satellite tracking technology, conservationists from the Wildlife Conservation Society, the University of Exeter and the Government of Mexico have completed a ground-breaking study on a mysterious ocean giant: the manta ray. The research team has produced the … Continue reading

April 18, 2012
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Escalating Arms Race: Predatory Sea Urchins Drive Evolution

ANN ARBOR, Mich.— Nature teems with examples of evolutionary arms races between predators and prey, with the predator species gradually evolving a new mode of attack for each defensive adaptation that arises in the prey species. These adaptations are often … Continue reading