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Invasive Species in the Great Lakes by 2063

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The Great Lakes are the freshwater system than has been the most invaded by non-native species. Researchers predict they will remain vulnerable to future waves of invasions, unless some US-Canadian coordinated measures are implemented. The scientists also identify some species at high risk of being in the Lakes by 2063, if nothing is done.

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Tracking Fish Easier, Quicker, Safer with New Injectable Device

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A new acoustic fish-tracking tag is so tiny it can be injected with a syringe. It’s small size enables researchers to more precisely and safely record how fish swim through dams and use that information to make dams more fish-friendly.

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Pioneer Study Examines Declining Coral Reef Health Due to Pesticides/Sea Surface Temperatures

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Coral reef health is declining worldwide. To better understand the combined effects of mosquito pesticides and rising sea-surface temperatures, Dr. Cliff Ross, UNF associate professor of biology, exposed coral larvae to selected concentrations of pesticides and temperatures.

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They See Flow Signals: Researchers Identify Nature of Fish’s “Sixth Sense”

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A team of scientists has identified how a “sixth sense” in fish allows them to detect flows of water, which helps resolve a long-standing mystery about how these aquatic creatures respond to their environment.

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Desires of Microscopic Shrimp Illuminate Evolutionary Theory

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New research on bioluminescent ostracods shows how tiny crustaceans are helping scientists to understand evolution by sexual selection. The results of this study will be presented at the annual conference of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology in West Palm Beach, Florida on January 5, 2015.

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Baleen Hormones Increase Understanding of Bowhead Whale Reproduction

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New research shows rapid evolution has helped to make the venom of black widow spiders so toxic. The results of this study will be presented at the annual conference of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology in West Palm Beach, Florida on January 4, 2015.

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Nova Southeastern University Researcher Identifies New, RARE, Sea Lily Species

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Charles Messing, Ph.,D., has identified a new, very rare species of sea lily. Rather than name the creature himself, he's providing the opportunity of a lifetime and auctioning off those rights on eBay. Funds to help further research.

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NSU Researcher Leads Study of Threatened Coral Reefs

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Study with FL. Dept. Of Environmental Protection mapped staghorn coral - found previously undiscovered reef patches

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The Story of a Bizarre Deep-Sea Bone Worm Takes an Unexpected Twist

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The saga of the Osedax “bone-eating” worms began 12 years ago, with the first discovery of these deep-sea creatures that feast on the bones of dead animals. The Osedax story grew even stranger when researchers found that the large female worms contained harems of tiny dwarf males.