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Wood munching clams create marine ecosystem

A new study shows that wood-boring clams serve as ecosystem engineers by making the organic matter in the wood that falls in the deep waters of Monterey Canyon suitable for other creatures.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Saturn's moon hides an icy ocean

A body of liquid water has been discovered beneath the surface of Enceladus, one of Saturn's moons. The tiny moon is a potentially hospitable home for extraterrestrial life.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Dolphin watch: How social behavior affects genetic makeup

Scientists studying bottlenose dolphins that use sponges as tools to protect their sensitive beaks has shown that social behavior can shape the genetic makeup of an animal population in the wild.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Photo Essay: Spring has sprung in Savannah and on Tybee Island Special

Savannah - The arrival of Spring has brought forth Mother Nature's color palette and visitors to Georgia's coastal empire. Flowers are blooming, swimmers and sunbathers are at the beach, and all are enjoying the sunshine.
Digital Journal Report by Kay Mathews - 15 comments

Sea anemone is officially ‘half animal and half plant’

Biologists have discovered that sea anemones display an interesting and surprising genetic mix, with a complexity similar to that of fruit flies, and genes similar to those found in both plants and animals.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

The buzz about Savannah: charming and romantic Special

Savannah - February has been a good month for Savannah, Ga. The travel pages are buzzing about it being among the world’s best travel spots for those seeking a charming or romantic vacation destination. Visitors to Savannah couldn't agree more.
Digital Journal Report by Kay Mathews - 3 comments

12 eyes but can't see color, the eyes of a shrimp revealed

Whilst the mantis shrimp eyes have 12 different photoreceptors, the crustaceans cannot easily distinguishing colors, according to a new study.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Photo essay: It's hell on the Costa del Sol in winter (video) Special

Fuengirola - Here we are in mid-winter, and what happens today? Brilliant warm sunshine, people sunbathing on the beach and a generally pleasant outlook. It's hell down here in winter! We've got the mid-winter blues ... blue seas, blue skies.
Digital Journal Report by Anne Sewell - 10 comments

Iranian scientists develop lifeguard drone

Human lifeguards may become a thing of the past, as scientists have developed and successfuly tested a drone capable of saving drowning victims at sea.
In the Media by Cameron Christner - 2 comments

Plenty of freshwater found beneath seabed

Scientists may have discovered a possible solution for the world’s mounting water problems. An Australian research team has found huge reserves of freshwater under the seabed off North America, South Africa, Australia, and China.
In the Media by Sonia D'Costa - 4 comments
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Feb 25, 2013 in  Reason and Science by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

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