Archive for February 15th, 2013


Sunscreens Make Corals Sick and Die!

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In a recent study sunscreens cause viral infections in the coral. These viral infections cause coral bleaching1, which then in turn can cause them to die. The department of marine sciences at the Polytechnic University of the Marche tested a variety of sunscreens in both the lab and out in the ocean and came to […]

Comb Jellyfish

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Comb jellyfish (Ctenophora) are the largest animal to use cilia (organelle used for movement) and are found in shallow and deep waters worldwide. A group of cilia together are called combs. Comb jellyfish are unique because they produce a rainbow effect that is caused by the scattering of light as the combs move. When they […]