News tagged with sand

Oil spill causes massive harm to microscopic creatures

(Phys.org) -- Oiled seabirds and turtles may have been the dominant images of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, but new research indicates there was also massive harm to microscopic creatures in coastal sands, lasting months ...

dateJul 04, 2012 in Ecology
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Plastic between your toes

Plastic is everywhere. This is in short the key outcome of a study by bachelor's student Froukje Lots and her supervisor Thijs Bosker. They found that every kilogram of sand on European beaches contained on average 250 fragments ...

dateOct 17, 2017 in Environment
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Galloping beetles could be counting steps

(Phys.org) —A species of dung beetle in the Western Cape has given up its ability to fly and instead gallops across the sand in a behaviour which researchers suspect evolved as a way to navigate back and forth from home.

dateOct 21, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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