November 22, 2019

Ancient bone protein reveals which turtles were on the menu in Florida, Caribbean

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From Science Daily Date: November 4, 2019 Source: Florida Museum of Natural History Summary: Thousands of years ago, the inhabitants of modern-day Florida and the Caribbean feasted on sea turtles, leaving behind bones that tell tales of ancient diets and the ocean’s past. An international team of scientists used cutting-edge technology to analyze proteins from […]

Two new porcelain crab species discovered

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From Science Daily Date: October 15, 2019 Source: Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Summary: Two new symbiotic porcelain crab species have been described. One of them, from the South China Sea of Vietnam, inhabits the compact tube-like shelters built by the polychaete worm with other organisms. The other inhabits the intertidal vermetid snail formations in the […]

New guidelines issued on “How to restore a coral reef”

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From Science Daily New guidelines for helping corals adapt to changing environment Date: July 23, 2019 Source:Penn State Summary: New guidelines drafted by a consortium of concerned experts could enable corals to adapt to changing environments and help restore declining populations in the Caribbean. The guidelines provide a definitive plan for collecting, raising, and replanting […]

How coral bleaching threatens Caribbean communities

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From Science Daily Analysis reveals Caribbean communities that are most at risk from the social and ecological effects of coral bleaching Date:February 21, 2019Source:University of California – Berkeley Summary: A new study uses environmental, socioeconomic and management data from 30 Caribbean islands to identify which communities may be most at risk from the social and […]

Green turtle: The success of the reintroduction program in Cayman Islands

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From Science Daily At the limits of survival due human overexploitation Date:January 18, 2019Source:University of BarcelonaSummary:The reintroduction program for the green turtle in the Cayman Islands has been crucial in order to recover this species, which are threatened by the effects of human overexploitation, according to the first genetic study of the green turtle’s reintroduction […]

TRAPPIST-1 planets provide clues to the nature of habitable worlds

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Date: March 20, 2018 Source: Arizona State University Summary: To determine the composition of the TRAPPIST-1 planets, the team used a unique software package that uses state-of-the-art mineral physics calculators. The software, called ExoPlex, allowed the team to combine all of the available information about the TRAPPIST-1 system, including the chemical makeup of the star, […]

Study targets warm water rings that fuel hurricane intensification in the Caribbean Sea

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From Science Daily Researcher deployed 55 aircraft ocean instruments in the region Date: February 23, 2017 Source: University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science Summary: A new study deployed 55 aircraft ocean instruments from the National Oceanographic Atmospheric Administration’s WP-3D aircraft. The purpose of the scientific mission was to measure ocean temperature, […]