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Bait worms are a valuable marine resource

The humble bait worm wriggling on the hook at the end of angler's line may be considered a low value resource, but in the first global assessment of its value and impact, researchers have revealed it to be a multi-billion ...

dateOct 17, 2016 in Ecology
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How will salmon survive in a flooded future?

As torrential rain descends on the Pacific Northwest, new research published online in the journal Global Change Biology provides a glimpse of how salmon rivers might fare in a future with larger floods.

dateOct 17, 2016 in Ecology
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Saving California's seals and sea lions

We tend to think of famine in human terms. But animal populations also experience wide-spread hunger, and the hundreds of emaciated young seals and sea lions stranded on California beaches in the past year were a poignant ...

dateOct 17, 2016 in Ecology
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New evidence for California Condors' genetic bottleneck

The existing genetic diversity of California Condors, all of which are descended from just 14 individuals, is strikingly low. But were condors more genetically diverse before their 20th century population crash, or were they ...

dateOct 15, 2016 in Ecology
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