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New map charts troubled status of ocean life

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new map provides the most detailed overview yet of life in the world's oceans. The two-sided, poster-sized map was developed by Duke University researchers in partnership with the Census of Marine Life ...

Oct 04, 2010
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Coral can recover from climate change damage

A study by the University of Exeter provides the first evidence that coral reefs can recover from the devastating effects of climate change. Published Monday 11 January in the journal PLOS One, the research shows ...

Jan 09, 2010
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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 ...

Sep 14, 2009
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UN study advises caution over dams

(AP) -- A dam-building spree in China poses the greatest threat to the future of the already beleaguered Mekong, one of the world's major rivers and a key source of water for the region, a U.N. report said ...

May 21, 2009
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A big lesson from the reef

The lesson from Australia's Great Barrier Reef is that we have to protect its biodiversity - because biodiversity in turn protects us.

May 07, 2009
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