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January 27, 2013
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Scientists Use Marine Robots to Detect Endangered Whales

Two robots equipped with instruments designed to “listen” for the calls of baleen whales detected nine endangered North Atlantic right whales in the Gulf of Maine last month. The robots reported the detections to shore-based researchers within hours of hearing … Continue reading

July 7, 2012
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Scientists Discover New Trigger for Immense North Atlantic Ocean Spring Plankton Bloom

Ocean eddies help jump-start plankton blooms that spread across hundreds of square miles On this July 4th week, U.S. beachgoers are thronging their way to seaside resorts and parks to celebrate with holiday fireworks. But across the horizon and miles … 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 21, 2012
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Study Amplifies Understanding of Hearing in Baleen Whales

For decades, scientists have known that dolphins and other toothed whales have specialized fats associated with their jaws, which efficiently convey sound waves from the ocean to their ears. But until now, the hearing systems of their toothless grazing cousins, … Continue reading

March 31, 2012
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Evolving to Fight Epidemics: Weakness Can Be an Advantage

*Less resistance can sometimes be better than more–at least in a freshwater lake* When battling a deadly parasite epidemic, less resistance can sometimes be better than more, a new study suggests. A freshwater zooplankton species known as Daphnia dentifera endures … Continue reading

February 14, 2012
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Explosive Evolution Need Not Follow Mass Extinctions

In the wake of a mass extinction like the one that occurred 445 million years ago, a common assumption is that surviving species tend to proliferate quickly into new forms, having outlived many of their competitors. But new research shows … Continue reading