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Diving birds find an abundant food source in a surprising place

Erin McLean

Jellyfish have been getting some bad press recently, and for good reason. As temperatures warm, jellyfish increase in number, and they eat up a lot of the food necessary for other animals in the food web. This new study suggests that jellyfish may be impacting the food web in a different, positive way: by providing a feeding opportunity for diving seabirds. Read on to find out more!

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Lessons Learned during a Congressional Visit Day
Lessons Learned during a Congressional Visit Day

In an effort to connect scientists with policy-makers, the American Meteorological Society hosts Congressional Visit Days. This post highlights six “lessons” learned during these unique and important meetings with our local and national policy-makers.

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