Ecosystems and Biodiversity Green algae uses sunlight as an energy source, and can sense light using photoreceptors. Two of these sensors have already been identified, and now researchers in Germany have found...

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Ecosystems and Biodiversity A study conducted by the University of Georgia found plastic microfibers in the stool of wild South American fur seals. The team examined stool from 51 fur seals and found that 67 %...

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Ecosystems and Biodiversity Fish ear bones are being used as a forensic tool to reveal where illegally introduced fish originated from. State biologists in Montana found two illegally introduced walleyes in Sw...

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Ecosystems and Biodiversity Despite a global ban on the use of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in 2004, the chemicals persist in the environment and have accumulated up the food chain. High levels of PCBs hav...

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Ecosystems and Biodiversity Salmon, sharks, and cod are suffering cognitive problems and disorientation from high carbon dioxide levels. Gases like this dissolve better in colder, deeper waters. The problem is...

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Ecosystems and Biodiversity Just how do burrowing clams create such tight spaces? Giant clams display colourful, algae-packed frills that emerges from cracks in coral reefs, making them a favourite adornment f...

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Biodiversity Cleaner shrimp are the dental hygienists of the reef. They pick parasites, food scraps and dead skin off passing predators, even climbing into their mouths without, somehow, getting eaten. It turn...