Water quality: a matter of perspective

There are so many ways to assess water quality: if you fish, your idea of "good" water is whether it supports trout, bass or walleye; if you farm, there must be enough clean water to irrigate your crops; if you're a recreational ...

Ecologists sound alarm on plastic pollution

Ecologists studying the prevalence of plastic pollution in aquatic ecosystems around the world are concerned after measuring the scale of human response needed to reduce future emissions and manage what's already floating ...

New species of Ichthyosaur discovered in museum collection

Hauffiopteryx altera (Latin for different from) has been identified as a new species of Ichthyosaurs by researchers from McGill University and the State Museum of Natural History Stuttgart in Germany.

Cattle vs. hippopotamus: Dung in rivers of the savannah

In many regions of the world, populations of large mammalian herbivores have been displaced by cattle breeding—for example, in Kenya, hippos by large herds of cattle. This can change aquatic ecosystems due to significant ...

How life on Earth has evolved underground

Hidden beneath Australia's surface, aquatic ecosystems that have survived in complete isolation for millions of years shed light on the evolution of living and extinct species.

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