News tagged with swamps

Australia's coastal wetlands 'need room to move'

(Phys.org)—As sea levels climb, Australia's coastal wetlands will be increasingly trapped between urban development on land and the rising ocean, imperilling the survival of their unique plants, birds and fish, leading ...

dateJan 14, 2013 in Environment
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Soft-shelled turtles urinate through mouth

Chinese soft-shelled turtles are exquisitely adapted to their aquatic lifestyle, sitting contentedly on the bottom of brackish muddy swamps or snorkelling at the surface to breath. According to Y. K. Ip from the National ...

dateOct 11, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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A minute crustacean invades the red swamp crayfish

The small ostracod Ankylocythere sinuosa measures no more than half a millimetre in length and lives on other crayfish. And, Spanish scientists have discovered it for the first time in Europe. The findin ...

dateSep 11, 2012 in Ecology
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Population pressure impacts world wetlands

(Phys.org) -- The area of the globe covered by wetlands (swamps, marshes, lakes, etc.) has dropped by 6% in fifteen years. This decline is particularly severe in tropical and subtropical regions, and in areas ...

dateMay 14, 2012 in Environment
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Scientist tracks Indonesian carbon emissions

An ill-fated plan to convert nearly 2.5 million acres of Kalimantan peat swamp forest into rice paddies has contributed to Indonesia becoming the third-largest emitter of carbon, according to SDSU professor ...

dateSep 12, 2013 in Environment
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Can a tropical water flea invade European lakes?

Daphnia is a genus of small, planktonic crustaceans, commonly called 'water fleas' because of their jumpy swimming style and their size (between 0.2 and 5 mm). They live in various aquatic environments, ranging from acidic swamps to freshwater lakes, ponds, streams ...

dateMar 19, 2013 in Ecology
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