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May 4, 2016 — Stickleback fish are able to adapt their vision to new environments in less than 10,000 years, a blink of the eye in evolutionary terms, according to new ... read more

Monitoring Toxic Chemicals in Coastal Waters to Protect Wildlife

Apr. 26, 2016 — More investment is needed to develop better analytical tests to measure, and therefore help control, the amount of toxic chemicals called organotins that enter the environment, according to a new ... read more

Apr. 25, 2016 — Coral reefs--the world's most productive and diverse marine ecosystems--rely on a masterful recycling program to stay healthy. A new study explores how a process known as ... read more

Apr. 25, 2016 — Atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration was the major driver behind the global climatic shifts that occurred between 53 and 34 million years ago, according to new ... read more

Could a Combined Dietary Supplement Help Ward Off Heart Disease?

Apr. 25, 2016 — Fish oil, cocoa extract and phytosterols could offer new hope in fight against heart disease, suggest scientists. Current therapies against atherosclerosis are not fully effective and there have been ... read more

Apr. 22, 2016 — As large rivers empty into the world's oceans in areas known as plumes, they typically create gaps in the reef distribution along the tropical shelves--something that makes finding a reef in the ... read more

Apr. 22, 2016 — Staghorns, the very corals responsible for establishing today's reefs, are now some of the most threatened coral species due to climate change and other human-made ... read more

New Study Investigates the Environmental Cues Dolphins Use to Migrate on the Atlantic Coast of North America

Apr. 22, 2016 — Seasonal migration patterns of bottlenose dolphins -- what we know for sure? With the changing of the seasons comes the urge to migrate for many animals of the world, whether they be furred, ... read more

Apr. 22, 2016 — If shooting arrows from a crossbow into cubes of ballistics gelatin doesn't sound like biological science to you, you've got a lot to learn. A researcher has aimed to answer the fundamental ... read more

Apr. 21, 2016 — The amount of dissolved organic carbon from rivers emptying into the Gulf of Maine has increased over the last 80 years, a trend they predict will continue through 2100 if annual precipitation ... read more

Apr. 21, 2016 — A team of marine biologists and oceanographers have revealed the importance in all the world's oceans of a group of large planktonic organisms called Rhizaria, which had previously been ... read more

1.5 C Vs 2 C Global Warming: New Study Shows Why Half a Degree Matters

Apr. 21, 2016 — Researchers have found substantially different climate change impacts for a global warming of 1.5°C and 2°C by 2100, the two temperature limits included in the Paris climate agreement. The ... read more

Heat Trumps Cold in the Treatment of Jellyfish Stings

Apr. 20, 2016 — A recent study may finally put to rest the ongoing debate about whether to use cold or heat to treat jellyfish stings. Their systematic and critical review provides overwhelming evidence that ... read more

Apr. 20, 2016 — Researchers have shown for the first time that some corals surviving bleaching events can acquire and host new types of algae from their environment, which may make the coral more heat-tolerant and ... read more

Apr. 20, 2016 — A study undertaken by scientists to understand swimming behavior in polar bears is showing an increase in this behavior related to changes in the amount and location of summer sea ice. The pattern of ... read more

Apr. 19, 2016 — Impacts associated with shoreline armoring can scale up to have cumulative, large-scale effects on the characteristics of Salish Sea shorelines and the diversity of life they support, new research ... read more

Apr. 19, 2016 — Ocean currents can carry objects to almost any place on the globe in less than a decade, faster than previously thought. While good for microorganisms such as phytoplankton that are essential to the ... read more

Invasive Crabs Changing Ecology of Narragansett Bay

Apr. 18, 2016 — The ecology of the Rhode Island shore has changed dramatically in the last two decades due to one relatively recent invader: the Asian shore ... read more

Apr. 18, 2016 — A new study presents evidence that the rise of atmospheric oxygenation did indeed occur 2.4-2.1 billion years ago. It also shows that biological usage of copper became prominent after the so called ... read more

Apr. 18, 2016 — The synchronous mitosis of early embryonic development switches to a patterned form at the 11th cell division following removal of a cell cycle compensatory mechanism, new research shows. An ... read more

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