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On the Crest of Wave Energy

(PhysOrg.com) -- The ocean is a potentially vast source of electric power, yet as engineers test new technologies for capturing it, the devices are plagued by battering storms, limited efficiency, and the ...

dateNov 19, 2009 in Engineering
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A motley collection of boneworms (w/ Video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- It sounds like a classic horror story -- eyeless, mouthless worms lurk in the dark, settling onto dead animals and sending out green "roots" to devour their bones. In fact, such worms do exist ...

dateNov 10, 2009 in Plants & Animals
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New species discovered on whale skeletons

When a whale dies, it sinks to the seafloor and becomes food for an entire ecosystem. Researchers at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have discovered previously unknown species that feed only on dead ...

dateSep 21, 2009 in Plants & Animals
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West Coast fishermen embark on new wave of fishing

(AP) -- The West Coast groundfish fleet has struggled to stay afloat during major cutbacks to reverse long-standing problems with overfishing and to protect the seafloor from damage caused by bottom trawling ...

dateSep 06, 2009 in Ecology
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