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Microbial answer to plastic pollution?

Fragments of plastic in the ocean are not just unsightly but potentially lethal to marine life. Coastal microbes may offer a smart solution to clean up plastic contamination, according to Jesse Harrison presenting ...

dateMar 28, 2010 in Cell & Microbiology
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Sea spiders and pom-pom anemones

(PhysOrg.com) -- Creeping slowly across the deep seafloor on long, spindly legs, giant sea spiders are found in many deep-sea areas. But, as with many deep-sea animals, we know very little about how sea spiders ...

dateJan 15, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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Penguins and sea lions help produce new atlas

Recording hundreds of thousands of individual uplinks from satellite transmitters fitted on penguins, albatrosses, sea lions, and other marine animals, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and BirdLife ...

dateNov 16, 2009 in Ecology
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Barcoding endangered sea turtles

Conservation geneticists who study sea turtles have a new tool to help track this highly migratory and endangered group of marine animals: DNA barcodes. DNA barcodes are short genetic sequences that efficiently ...

dateSep 14, 2009 in Ecology
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