Humans are not the only species that apply suntan lotion to prevent sunburns. Microbes all over the globe produce their own suntan lotion, called MAAs, to protect themselves from the sun’s harmful rays.
Who would have thought that the Southern California Bight is a great place for Christmas trees to grow? Scientists have an inkling that a few key environmental factors influence underwater Christmas tree location and growth. Dr. David Huff and his research team are interested in accomplishing this via habitat modeling.
Common loons, walleye, northern pike, and yellow perch play integral roles in ecosystem dynamics and environmental policy decisions. In this research project, they act as useful indicators to determine dangerously toxic levels of methylmercury in Canada.
Researchers in Glacier Bay surveyed fifteen species of marine birds and linked the observations to instantaneous measurements of current speed and water surface elevation to determine how fine-scale tidal features influence bird distribution.