Life sciences/Organismal biology/Animals/Vertebrates/Fish
A new study estimates that the Gulf of Mexico marine dead zone could last for decades, due to lingering agricultural fertilizer runoff.
The Randall's Pistol Shrimp is known as the candy cane shrimp for its red and white or red and transparent striped body.
Karen Lips is well-aware of the importance of strategic science communication in affecting environmental policy. In November 2014, she and her colleague Joseph Mendelson published an op-ed in the New York Times warning of a pathogenic fungus spreading among European salamanders that could decimate salamander populations in the United States. She and Mendelson urged prompt government action. Within a year, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued an interim rule that shut down importation of 201 salamander species to the U.S. “Getting to the New York Times was key,” she says, in making this a higher policy priority.
Follow Skipper Rich Wilson's bid for a second completion as the oldest competitor in the Vendée Globe solo sailing race, while learning about the science and geography of such a venture.
This toothed whale lives in northern and central South America and often turns pink as it gets older!