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Sea otters: how welcome should a recovering top predator be?

Sea otters are a marine mammal with a long history of interactions with humans. Beyond their cute appearance, they were once hunted to near extinction for their lush pelts. To help recover this endangered species, sea otters were re-introduced to the northwest coast of Vancouver... click to read more

  • Edward Gregr | Adjunct Professor at University of British Columbia, British Columbia, Canada
Views 493
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jul 7, 2021
Deep-sea mining may threaten microbial communities

Have you ever wondered how your smartphone was built? Or how our modern lifestyle can threaten our planet? Modern technologies sustaining our life rely on the availability of valuable metals, their important components. In response to today's increasing industrial demand, and as the supply from... click to read more

  • Tobias R. Vonnahme | PhD Student at Max-Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen, Germany; The Arctic University of Norway (UiT), Tromsø, Norway
Views 1037
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Mar 15, 2021
A tiny shark from the ancient past of the United States

Sixty-eight million years ago, a Tyrannosaurus rex died in a small river in what is now South Dakota, USA. Along with "Sue", the T. rex's skeleton, many other animals had pieces of their skeleton preserved in the same section of the river. The most recently... click to read more

  • Terry A. Gates | Assistant Professor at Department of Biological Sciences, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
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Reading time 4 min
published on Nov 15, 2019