Archive for April 22nd, 2013

 

coral reefs in danger….

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Recent studies in Australia have show that the Great Barrier Reef is 50% of its former size (Great Barrier Reef: Half its Coral Lost 2012). On a local scale, this represents a large loss in species and diversity in this region. This could impact not only the environment in the region, but human fisheries too. […]

incredible water bears!

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I first learned of tardigrades in January, 2012 when they were the subject of a Youtube video that I watched. I was instantly drawn to the inexplicably adorable and unbelievably durable little creatures. Having never heard of them before, I was even more surprised when they came up in our Biol 301L Marine Ecology lab. […]