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Mompiche, ECUADOR

January 4th, 2017

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I hope all is well with life back home. I’m writing because I just had one of the most amazing experiences here in Ecuador. 140 kata lagi

From Drifter to Dynamo: The Story of Plankton - Video

Most plankton are tiny drifters, wandering in a vast ocean. But where wind and currents converge they become part of a grander story… an explosion of vitality that affects all life on Earth, including our own. 60 kata lagi


Cambodian magic

After the wedding of the year and spending three weeks across England, here, there and everywhere we were looking forward to returning to Asia. We spent two nights in bustling Bangkok attempting to overcome the jet lag and then we flew to Siem Reap, Cambodia. 1.454 kata lagi

Effect of covering water surface with azolla (Azolla filiculoides Lam.) on water quality, growth and production of nile tilapia fed practical azolla-diets in earthen ponds - IJAAR

Youssouf Abou, Martin P. Aina, Biaou Dimon, Emile D. Fiogbé, Jean-Claude Micha

Research Unit on Wetlands, Department of Zoology, Faculty of Sciences and Technics, University of Abomey- Calavi, Republic of Benin… 332 kata lagi


A whale of a time

A whale shark—the biggest fish in the sea—swims along, “extremely curious” about his observers. Your Shot photographer David Robinson, who researches whale shark ecology, captured this image in Qatar on a day with “great visibility” in an area with waters that are usually full of plankton.
Reblogged from National Geographic


Predators concentrate on current-concentrated prey

In marine environments, recirculating eddies, upwellings and downwellings play an important role in concentrating plankton in small areas, a process that attracts predators such as fish, mammals and birds and boosts ecological productivity significantly above background levels. 259 kata lagi


Top predator boosts species richness – but not in alien ecosystems

The spiny water flea Bythotrephes longimanus is a large cladoceran, a specialised carnivore and a top predator. Invasions of North American lakes by Bythotrephes have been linked to dramatic changes in food web structure and reductions in species diversity, which seems to contradict the expectation that top predators increase the evenness and diversity of aquatic communities by controlling subdominant species. 273 kata lagi

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