The Galapagos Marine Iguana

Marine iguanas (Amblyrhynchus cristatus) are a herbivorous reptile found exclusively on the Galapagos Islands off the coast of South America.…

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A lucrative lobster: Homarus gammarus

The nephropidae family comprises of three species of lobster belonging to the genus Homarus: Homarus capensis, Homarus americanus, and Homarus gammarus. The…

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Kelp Forests and Keystone Species

The macroalgae commonly known as “kelp” is a brown macroalgae belonging to the order Laminariales. Kelp often dominates subtidal zones…

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Seahorses Under Siege

There is currently an estimated 48 different species (S.Lourie, unpub. data) of seahorses, genus hippocampus of the family Syngnathidae, although…

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Tides of Planet Earth

As we know, planet earth’s surface is mostly covered in water, about 70% of it. The oceans have a tidal…

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The Transfer of Disease by Zoonoses

The Transfer of Disease by Zoonoses What are zoonoses? A zoonosis is an infectious disease naturally transmissible between animals and…

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The Cascade Effect

“An ecological cascade effect is a series of secondary extinctions that is triggered by the primary extinction of a key species in an ecosystem”. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cascade_effect_(ecology)) Recently, the…

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