News tagged with extinction

Surprising species shake-up discovered

(Phys.org) —The diversity of the world's life forms—from corals to carnivores—is under assault. Decades of scientific studies document the fraying of ecosystems and a grim tally of species extinctions due to destroyed ...

dateMay 08, 2014 in Ecology
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Reef fish arrived in two waves

(Phys.org) —The world's reefs are hotbeds of biological diversity, including over 4,500 species of fish. A new study shows that the ancestors of these fish colonized reefs in two distinct waves, before and after the mass ...

dateApr 10, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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