News tagged with food webs

Mussels cramped by environmental factors

The fibrous threads helping mussels stay anchored – in spite of waves that sometimes pound the shore with a force equivalent to a jet liner flying at 600 miles per hour – are more prone to snap when ocean temperatures ...

dateFeb 16, 2013 in Ecology
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Why insect 'tourists' are good for some plants

(—Just as human tourists can be good for the economy, "insect tourists" can be good for a plant. When the hairs of a "sticky plant" trap small insects or "insect tourists," the plant can benefit in ways most people ...

dateJan 08, 2013 in Ecology
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Hungry salmon a problem for restoration efforts

(—Food webs needed by young salmon in the Columbia River basin are likely compromised in places, something that should be considered when prioritizing expensive restoration activities aimed at rebuilding endangered ...

dateNov 29, 2012 in Ecology
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