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Shoals tells whale tale with beached minke

(Phys.org) —When a 25-foot, 10,000-pound minke whale washed up dead on Kap and Christina Mona's property in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, June 30, the couple found themselves with a whale of a problem: how to get rid of the carcass, ...

dateJul 12, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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Life's rhythms

While our "body clock" regulates our 24 hour daily routine, a woman's menstrual cycle follows a 30 day rhythm. Many marine animals, such as the worm Platynereis, synchronize their reproduction rhythm with the lunar cycle. ...

dateJul 04, 2013 in Cell & Microbiology
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A slimy marine organism fit for biofuel and salmon feed

(Phys.org) —It sounds too good to be true: a common marine species that consumes microorganisms and can be converted into much-needed feed for salmon or a combustible biofuel for filling petrol tanks. And it can be cultivated ...

dateJun 27, 2013 in Ecology
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Tropical vagrants bigger, stronger survivors

(Phys.org) —Sydney marine researchers are one step further in solving the mystery of how tropical fishes, in response to rising sea temperatures and the impact of climate change, are shifting, and potentially surviving ...

dateJun 12, 2013 in Ecology
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