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Tiny microenvironments in the ocean hold clues to global nitrogen cycle

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 17:06:10 EDT ~ A new study shows that nitrogen-feeding organisms exist all over the deep ocean, and not just in large oxygen-depleted 'dead zones,' changing the way we think about the delicate nitrogen cycle. Find out more...

Bottlenose dolphins recorded for the first time in Canadian Pacific waters

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 23:38:28 EDT ~ A large group of common bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) have been spotted in Canadian Pacific waters -- the first confirmed occurrence of the species in this area. Find out more...

Great Barrier Reef coral predicted to last at least 100 years before extinction from climate change

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:15:20 EDT ~ A common Great Barrier Reef coral species has enough genetic diversity to survive at least 100 years before succumbing to global warming, researchers predict. Find out more...

Fossilized algae hold promise for improved food safety testing

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 10:01:43 EDT ~ Researchers have used the fossilized remains of algae to take a key step toward being able to more sensitively detect harmful contaminants in food. Find out more...

New ancestor of modern sea turtles found in Alabama

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 14:47:28 EDT ~ A sea turtle discovered in Alabama is a new species from the Late Cretaceous epoch, according to a new study. Find out more...

Global warming is transforming the Great Barrier Reef

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 14:15:04 EDT ~ A new study shows that corals on the northern Great Barrier Reef experienced a catastrophic die-off following the extended marine heatwave of 2016. Find out more...

Coho salmon die, chum salmon survive in stormwater runoff research

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 10:05:11 EDT ~ Scientists found that coho salmon became sick and nearly died, within just a few hours of exposure to polluted stormwater. But chum salmon showed no signs of ill-effects after prolonged exposure to the same water. Find out more...

New new genus and species of extinct baleen whale identified

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 10:05:07 EDT ~ Paleontologists are rewriting the history of New Zealand's ancient whales by describing a previously unknown genus of baleen whale, alive more than 27.5 million years ago and found in the Hakataramea Valley, South Canterbury. Find out more...

Marine fish won an evolutionary lottery 66 million years ago

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:56:15 EDT ~ Why do the Earth's oceans contain such a staggering diversity of fish of so many different sizes, shapes, colors and ecologies? The answer, biologists report, dates back 66 million years ago, when a six-mile-wide asteroid crashed to Earth, wiping out the dinosaurs and approximately 75 percent of animal and plant species worldwide. Find out more...

Studying oxygen, scientists discover clues to recovery from mass extinction

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 13:28:29 EDT ~ A research team is helping to understand why the Permian-Triassic mass extinction event happened and why it took life so long to recover. Find out more...