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Bird poo and manta rays: nature’s intricate connectivity revealed

One of the longest ecological interaction chains ever documented sheds light on how human disturbance of the natural world may lead to widespread, yet largely invisible, disruption of ecosystems. The research, by Stanford scientists Douglas McCauley and Paul DeSalles, appears in the journal Scientific Reports. McCauley and DeSalles were working around the remote Palmyra Atoll […]

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Jellyfish Squish Greenhouse Dogma




Vast swarms of small jellyfish-like creatures, known as salps, may have a greater impact on carbon cycling than previously thought, say scientists in the May issue ofDeep Sea Research. The discovery demonstrates that even the most unassuming of organisms can play a vital role in the stabilization of environmental systems. Oceans suck up a considerable […]




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