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Using sound to protect aquatic life

The large cargo ships that steam daily into Newark Bay unload more than the colorful containers stacked on deck - from their holds they also can release millions of gallons of water teeming with tiny sea creatures from faraway ...

Apr 22, 2013 5 / 5 (1) 0

Invasive crabs help Cape Cod marshes

(Phys.org) —Ecologists are wary of non-native species, but along the shores of Cape Cod where grass-eating crabs have been running amok and destroying the marsh, an invasion of a predatory green crabs has ...

Apr 03, 2013 5 / 5 (2) 0

Ship noise makes crabs get crabby

A study published today in Biology Letters found that ship noise affects crab metabolism, with largest crabs faring worst, and found little evidence that crabs acclimatise to noise over time.

Feb 26, 2013 5 / 5 (1) 1 | with audio podcast

'Shell-shocked' crabs can feel pain

The latest study by Professor Bob Elwood and Barry Magee from Queen's School of Biological Sciences looked at the reactions of common shore crabs to small electrical shocks, and their behaviour after experiencing ...

Jan 16, 2013 5 / 5 (4) 6

Explosive origins for cosmic dust

(Phys.org)—The European Space Agency's Herschel Space Observatory has produced an intricate view of the remains of a star that died in a stellar explosion a millennium ago. This new view provides further ...

Dec 18, 2012 4.7 / 5 (3) 1 | with audio podcast