Posts Tagged 'ecosystems'

Cloud Forest Trees Depend on Fog

Cloud Forest Trees Absorb Water Through Their Leaves From Fog

Trees in Costa Rica, as well as a number of plant species, in the tropical cloud forests quench their thirst by directly ingesting fog droplets through their leaves. These forests are in danger because of climate change, and a new study indicates that they’re even more fragile than previously thought.

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Leaks and Contaminated Sediments Keep Radiation Near Fukushima High

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Researchers presented their findings at the Fukushima Symposium conference on the 12th and 13th of November at the University of Tokyo on the radioactivity that is persisting in the ocean waters close to Japan’s failed nuclear power plant at Fukushima Daiichi.

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Canadian Park Biologists Aim to Eradicate Rats in Queen Charlotte Islands

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The Queen Charlotte Islands are a biodiverse archipelago and Parks Canada has been trying to restore the balance in the ecosystem by getting rid of rats, which seem to be the main culprits of hobbling the ecosystem.

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Corals Emit Chemical Alarm to Summon Friendly Fish When Attacked

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When Acropora nasuta corals come into contact with the toxic seaweed Chlorodesmis fastigiata, they emit a chemical that summons gobies, inch-long fish live in the crevices and crannies of the coral.

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