Researchers: Floating Volcanic Rock Rafts 'Could Have Been Cradles Of Life'
Oxford, United Kingdom - Sep 13, 2011 21:48 EST
Floating rafts of volcanic pumice could have played a significant role in the origins of life on Earth, scientists from Oxford University and the University of Western Australia have suggested.
The researchers, writing in the September issue of the journal Astrobiology,...
FindTheBest Releases New Aquarium Ranking Reference Tool
Miami, Florida - Sep 9, 2011 17:46 EST
FindTheBest recently created an aquarium reference, http://aquarium.findthebest.com, that allows users to find and analyze sea life centers of interest. Each facility is compared based on several factors such as number of species, location, and admission price.
With new listings...
Group: 'Trophy Hunters' Devastating Sharks In St. Maarten Marine Park
St. Maarten, Netherlands Antilles - Aug 30, 2011 18:06 EST
Recently the Nature Foundation has been receiving reports that individuals are trophy hunting the resident shark population within the Man of War Shoal Marine Park and subsequently killing them. Sharks have a very high value to the ecology of the...
New Study Shows That Florida's Reefs Cannot Endure A 'Cold Snap'
Miami, Florida - Aug 26, 2011 18:32 EST
Remember frozen iguanas falling from trees during Florida's 2010 record-breaking cold snap? Well, a new study led by scientists at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science shows that Florida's corals also dropped in numbers...
Researchers: Dolphin 'Conching' May Be Spreading To Others 'Before Our Very Eyes'
Perth, Australia - Aug 25, 2011 00:11 EST
Researchers from Murdoch University believe a recently documented method of fishing may be spreading throughout a population of dolphins.
Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops aduncus) in Shark Bay were photographed engaging in 'conching' in 2007 and 2009.
The dolphins would trap small fish...
Swamp People: Louisiana Engineers Eye Alligator Fat For Biodiesel Source
Lafayette, Louisiana - Aug 18, 2011 18:02 EST
UL engineers have identified a novel source stock for biodiesel: alligator fat. Their findings appeared in the Journal of Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research, published by American Chemical Society.
UL engineers have identified a novel source stock for biodiesel: alligator...