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Study: Bleaching events impair long-term coral reproduction

19 November 2014 .Smithsonian Magazine A new study by Florida State University and Smithsonian Institution biologists shows that bleaching events brought on by rising sea temperatures are having a detrimental long-term impact on coral. Bleaching—a process where high water temperatures or UV light stresses the coral to the point where it loses its symbiotic algal […]

July 16, 2014
Can sharks help predict hurricanes?

WFTV – Orlando, Fla. MIAMI —Wednesday, July 16, 2014 Researchers in Florida are testing an unorthodox method of forecasting hurricanes. They're trying to determine if sharks and other large fish can help them reliably predict the deadly storms. Hurricane Charley packed wicked winds and killed more than a dozen people. Ten years and millions of […]

Has Canada’s government been muzzling its scientists?

By Pallab Ghosh Science correspondent, BBC News. 2 April 2013 Canada's Information Commission is to investigate claims that the government is "muzzling" its scientists. The move is in response to a complaint filed by academics and a campaign group. BBC News reported last year instances of the government blocking requests by journalists to interview scientists. […]

May 17, 2012
Jellyfish key to Pacific leatherback turtle survival

By Crystal Gammon OurAmazingPlanet updated 5/16/2012 5:41:14 PM ET When it comes to leatherback turtles, the world’s largest species of sea turtle, there’s a conundrum: The species itself is critically endangered, but at least one leatherback population is stable — on the rise, even — while others plummet. Now, researchers may have discovered why some […]