News tagged with wetlands

US scientists recruit crocodiles to save wetlands

US scientists in the Florida Everglades are recruiting crocodiles and alligators in their fight to preserve the fragile wetlands by implanting satellite chips in their necks for the first time.

Mar 11, 2011
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Weeds and the Murray

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new study has revealed that human-induced changes in the flow of the Murray River has led to mass weed invasion and reduced biodiversity in wetlands along the riverbank, highlighting the need for a review ...

Feb 15, 2011
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The Amazon: from wetland to river

(PhysOrg.com) -- How do you turn a mega wetland into the world's largest river? By continental tilting, suggests an international team led by a University of Sydney group.

Nov 22, 2010
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Scientists Warn of Louisiana Coastal Erosion

(PhysOrg.com) -- A team of researchers, including three from Boston University, have released findings suggesting that current plans to introduce fresh water to inland marshes around the Louisiana Gulf Coast may weaken protective ...

Aug 06, 2010
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UH salt marsh expert studies damage to Gulf Coast

A giant vacuum powered by a lawnmower engine may not seem like a tool for scientific study, but salt marsh experts from the University of Houston are using the contraption to study the effects of the oil spill on insects ...

Aug 02, 2010
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