News tagged with food webs

Gulf corals in oil spill zone appear healthy

(AP) -- Just 20 miles north of where BP's blown-out well spewed millions of gallons of oil into the sea, life appears bountiful despite initial fears that crude could have wiped out many of these delicate ...

Oct 22, 2010 4.7 / 5 (6) 1

Marine viruses changing Earth's system: study

All but overlooked until the past decade, marine viruses far outnumber any other biological entity on the planet. Scientists are only beginning to discover the invisible particles that are the cogs of Earth's ...

Sep 28, 2010 5 / 5 (1) 0

UH salt marsh expert studies damage to Gulf Coast

A giant vacuum powered by a lawnmower engine may not seem like a tool for scientific study, but salt marsh experts from the University of Houston are using the contraption to study the effects of the oil spill on insects ...

Aug 02, 2010 not rated yet 0

Scientists say Gulf spill altering food web

(AP) -- Scientists are reporting early signs that the Gulf of Mexico oil spill is altering the marine food web by killing or tainting some creatures and spurring the growth of others more suited to a fouled ...

Jul 14, 2010 5 / 5 (3) 2

Industry fishing for profits, not predators

(PhysOrg.com) -- People who fish for a living pursue top profits, not necessarily top predators, according to the first-ever analysis of worldwide catch and economic data for the past 55 years.

Jun 24, 2010 not rated yet 0

Invisible Oil Plume Detected in Gulf Waters

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers aboard the University of South Florida’s R/V Weatherbird II conducting experiments in a previously unexplored region of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill have discovered what initial tests show ...

May 27, 2010 4.1 / 5 (9) 0 | with audio podcast