Moray Eel Evolution Baffles Scientists; 'Species Donít Do That'
St. Louis, Missouri - Apr 13, 2010 22:13 EST
Joshua Reece became interested in moray eels in 2005 when he was applying to the PhD program at the University of Hawai'i. Instead of taking him on a campus tour, his host, Brian Bowen, PhD, a biologist at the university,...
Researchers: Ancient Supervolcano Created Giant Underwater Mountain Chain
Washington, D.C. - Apr 9, 2010 18:09 EST
The eruptions of "supervolcanoes" on Earth's surface have been blamed for causing mass extinctions, belching large amounts of gases and particles into the atmosphere, and re-paving the ocean floor. The result? Loss of species, increased greenhouse gases in the atmosphere,...
Dr. William Hamner Awarded The 2009 Scientific Diving Lifetime Achievement Award
Monterey, California - Mar 24, 2010 20:18 EST
The American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS) today (March 23, 2010) announced the 2009 Scientific Diving Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Dr. William M. Hamner Ph.D.
This award is presented annually to an individual from the scientific diving community who has made...
Report Finds Delta Water Pumping Restrictions To Protect Fish 'Scientifically Justified'
San Francisco, California - Mar 19, 2010 19:13 EST
The National Academy of Sciences today released a peer-review report that validates recent federal “biological opinions” and federal actions, particularly seasonal reductions in water pumping, to protect endangered fish species in the San Francisco Bay-Delta.
“The Academy of Sciences report confirms...