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Biotechnology May 31, 2022

Investigating how marine organism compounds can help human fertility

Zinc-filled oysters are often linked to improved libido and sexual activity, and now scientists at Flinders University are calling for more serious investigations into how marine organism compounds can help human fertility.

Environment Apr 21, 2022

From 'biologically dead' to chart-toppingly clean: How the Thames made an extraordinary recovery over 60 years

It might surprise you to know that the River Thames is considered one of the world's cleanest rivers running through a city. What's even more surprising is that it reached that status just 60 years after being declared "biologically ...

Ecology Mar 18, 2022

Iconic African game to be focus at world wildlife conference

Iconic African wildlife such as elephants, big cats and rosewood trees will be central to discussions of the World Wildlife Conference slated for Panama later this year.

Plants & Animals Mar 17, 2022

Florida's starving manatees reflect troubles in coastal ecosystems around the globe

Ask the veterinarians and biologists collecting dead manatees along Florida's Atlantic coast this winter, and they'll tell you starvation is a slow and excruciating way to die.

Environment Feb 14, 2022

Dead or alive: Seagrasses continue to release methane after their die-off

Seagrasses cover shallow coastal regions of temperate and tropical seas worldwide. Seagrass meadows form the basis of an essential ecosystem that is home to numerous animals, including endangered species of sea turtles, seahorses, ...

Plants & Animals Dec 16, 2021

Researchers describe 70 new species in 2021

In 2021, researchers at the California Academy of Sciences added 70 new plant and animal species to the tree of life, enriching our understanding of Earth's complex web of life and strengthening our ability to make informed ...

Ecology Nov 03, 2021

A natural CO2-sink thanks to symbiotic bacteria

Seagrasses cover large swathes of shallow coastal seas, where they provide a vital habitat. They also remove large amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere and store it in the ecosystem. However, seagrasses need ...

Plants & Animals Oct 05, 2021

Seahorses are terrible swimmers but great predators

Seahorses are not exactly Olympic swimmers—in fact, they're considered to be particularly poor swimmers. Despite being relatively slow, however, they are adept at preying on small, quick-moving animals. In a new study conducted ...

Plants & Animals Sep 20, 2021

Male seahorses develop placentas to support their growing babies

Supplying oxygen to their growing offspring and removing carbon dioxide is a major challenge for every pregnant animal. Humans deal with this problem by developing a placenta, but in seahorses—where the male, not the female, ...

Plants & Animals Sep 09, 2021

How citizen scientists are restoring NSW's endangered seagrass meadows

Citizen scientist volunteers known as the "storm squad" collected seagrass fragments to successfully rehabilitate populations of NSW's endangered Posidonia australis.

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