News tagged with sea urchins

Calcium carbonate and climate change

(PhysOrg.com) -- What links sea urchins, limestone and climate change? The common thread is calcium carbonate, one of the most widespread minerals on Earth. UC Davis researchers have now measured the energy changes among ...

dateAug 30, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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Marine Pied Piper leads Nemo astray

The growing amount of human noise pollution in the ocean could lead fish away from good habitat and off to their death, according to new research from a UK-led team working on the Great Barrier Reef.

dateAug 03, 2010 in Ecology
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Marine reserves mend food chains, link by link

(PhysOrg.com) -- Conservation managers need to take a long-term view when assessing the value of marine protected areas, according to a paper in today’s Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the ...

dateFeb 23, 2010 in Environment
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Echinoderms contribute to global carbon sink

The impact on levels of carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere by the decaying remains of a group of marine creatures that includes starfish and sea urchin has been significantly underestimated.

dateJan 08, 2010 in Environment
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Enigmatic sea urchin structure catalogued

A comprehensive investigation into the axial complex of sea urchins (Echinoidea), an internal structure with unknown function, has shown that within that group of marine invertebrates there exists a struct ...

dateJun 09, 2009 in Plants & Animals
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Abalone are treasured -- nearly to extinction

The authorities popped him near the docks in Port Angeles. On a March afternoon in 1994, a sleek fishing boat -- not-so-subtly named the Abalone Made -- came ashore after puttering around Freshwater Bay. The waiting cops ...

dateMay 13, 2009 in Ecology
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A crystal clear view of chalk formation

(PhysOrg.com) -- It has a beautiful, but also an unpleasant side: crystallization determines the shape of precious stones, but also causes the lime scale in washing machines. How this comes about, has been ...

dateJan 23, 2009 in Condensed Matter
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