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UN Blue Helmets to Airlift Nine Orphan Gorillas to DR Congo Nature Reserve

Nine orphan gorillas will start new lives in a nature reserve in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), thanks to assistance from peacekeepers serving with the United Nations mission in the country, known as MONUC.


More than One: Long-Reigning Microbe Controlling Ocean Nitrogen Shares the Throne: Novel species found to be more widely distributed in world's seas

Marine scientists long believed that a microbe called Trichodesmium, a member of a group called the cyanobacteria, reigned over the ocean's nitrogen budget.


Book, World Ocean Census: A Global Survey of Marine Life, Highlights Findings of Ten-year Census of Marine Life 2000-2010

Started in the year 2000, Census of Marine Life (CoML) is an international science research program uniting thousands of researchers worldwide with the goal of assessing and explaining the diversity, distribution and abundance of marine life - past, present and future - by 2010.


U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Designates Critical Habitat for Threatened Population of Sea Otters

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on October 8, 2009 announced the designation of critical habitat for the southwest Alaska Distinct Population Segment of the northern sea otter (Enhydra lutris kenyoni) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended.


Living, Meandering River Constructed: Vegetation and sand found to be essential in stream life

In a feat of reverse-engineering, Christian Braudrick of University of California at Berkeley and three coauthors have successfully built and maintained a scale model of a living meandering gravel-bed river in the lab. Their findings point to the importance of vegetation to reinforce the banks and to the importance of sand in healthy meandering river life.


Cool Tools Let Public Upload Images, Information to Massive Interactive Online Biodiversity Encyclopedia

More than 150,000 species pages populated with expert-verified text and images are now available on the Encyclopedia of Life (EOL) at EOL.org.  The EOL is a fast-growing inventory expected to shed new light on everything from conservation strategies for endangered species to climate change and the movements of disease-bearing or invasive pests.


Experts creating online 'macroscopic observatory' of Earth's biodiversity

A virtual observatory for the unprecedented study and monitoring of life in an integrative way is under construction by some 400 biology and technology experts from 50 countries.


Millions of Jellyfish in Jellyfish Lake Found to “Biomix,” Churning Nutrients of the Lake

"Biomixing" by floating animals churns waters in oceans, seas, lakes: Through this process, jellyfish and other zooplankton--where they're abundant, as they are in Jellyfish Lake--may in some way affect Earth's climate.


Expedition to Erupting Undersea Volcano Finds New Deep-Sea Animal Species and Massive Cone

Scientists who have just returned from an expedition to an erupting undersea volcano near the Island of Guam report that the volcano appears to be continuously active, has grown considerably in size during the past three years, and its activity supports a unique biological community thriving despite the eruptions.


Census of Marine Life Explorers Find Hundreds of Identical Species Thrive in Both Arctic and Antarctic

Started in the year 2000, Census of Marine Life (CoML) is an international science research program uniting thousands of researchers worldwide with the goal of assessing and explaining the diversity, distribution and abundance of marine life - past, present and future - by 2010.


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