United States Geological Survey

Mangroves protecting corals from climate change

Certain types of corals, invertebrates of the sea that have been on Earth for millions of years, appear to have found a way to survive some of their most destructive threats by attaching to and growing under ...

dateOct 08, 2014 in Environment
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Satellite tracking reveals sea turtle feeding hotspots

Satellite tracking of threatened loggerhead sea turtles has revealed two previously unknown feeding 'hotspots' in the Gulf of Mexico that are providing important habitat for at least three separate populations of the turtles, ...

dateFeb 06, 2012 in Ecology
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Sea otters can get the flu, too

Northern sea otters living off the coast of Washington state were infected with the same H1N1 flu virus that caused the world-wide pandemic in 2009, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey and Centers for ...

dateApr 08, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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Scientists discover a new Pacific iguana

A new iguana has been discovered in the central regions of Fiji. The colorful new species, named Brachylophus bulabula, joins only two other living Pacific iguana species, one of which is critically endangered. The scient ...

dateSep 18, 2008 in
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Estrogen linked to lowered immunity in fish

Exposure to estrogen reduces production of immune-related proteins in fish. This suggests that certain compounds, known as endocrine disruptors, may make fish more susceptible to disease.

dateJun 03, 2009 in Ecology
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