Ecology

Weekend Update – Kingdom Animalia

2011/03/16
By Ms Baker
Weekend Update – Kingdom Animalia

We have two podcasts this week!  Thanks to Dawood and Gurk & Aurora, Deirdre, and Monica for their podcasts! Listen! Listen!
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Summer of the Seabirds – Techniques in the Field

2011/02/03
By Ms Baker
Summer of the Seabirds – Techniques in the Field

I posted last week about my research experience in Alaska.  Before I discuss the research project, I want to describe the techniques I used to capture the birds. The larger birds – Common & Thick-billed Murre and Red & Black-legged Kittiwakes -were captured with a simple noose attached to a long pole.  These seabirds...
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Global Warming = Snow?

2011/02/03
By Ms Baker
Global Warming = Snow?

Sam has a new blog post on Green Science about the crazy snowstorms we’ve been getting and whether or not global warming is playing a role.  Go head over to her blog and comment! Note: you need to sign up for a free Scitable account before you can post a comment.
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Summer of the Seabirds

2011/01/30
By Ms Baker
Summer of the Seabirds

Many of my students don’t know that during the summer of 2004 I spent three months working as a research assistant studying seabirds on a remote island in the Bering Sea. I was inspired to blog about my experience after reading Hannah Water’s post, “Seabirds as indicators of marine ecosystem health: an introduction.”  I discovered...
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The Scoop on Poop

2010/11/09
By Zach
The Scoop on Poop

Every living organism “poops”. Actually, “poop” is a common term used for feces. Feces, by definition, are the solid waste, which is expelled through the rectum (the end of the large intestine). The role of feces in organisms actually plays a huge purpose in the cycle of life ranging from helping organisms flourish or...
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Dishonest Crabs

2010/03/08
By Collin
Dishonest Crabs

When I hear dishonesty I think of lying. It turns out that other animals besides humans can lie, too. When I hear that, I think no way, but scientists from Australia have found out that there is dishonesty in the animal kingdom. The dishonest animal is only two centimeters across, the fiddler crab. The...
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Fungi: A New Revolution in Violin Making

2010/02/19
By Amy
Fungi: A New Revolution in Violin Making

(Concerto No. 2 in G Major 1st Movement by Joseph Haydn Cadenza by Ferdinand Küchler) A few months ago, an important discovery was made in the world of violin making. A test was done to see whether a violin like the Stradivarius could be created. Amazingly, it was with the help of Francis Schwarze...
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Predator-Prey Poetry!

2010/02/02
By Ms Baker

Check out Karisa’s poem about predator-prey adaptations:
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Marine Biology at its Best!

2010/01/14
By Mike S
Marine Biology at its Best!

In the field of marine biology, there have been many new discoveries. Some are new species, others are missing links. This post will show you some of the newly discovered species as well as some other fascinating marine species. This is a newspaper article from Hawaii about a Giant Jellyfish also known as, Anomalorhiza...
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To Save a Mockingbird – A Blog for Darwin Post

2009/09/08
By Student
To Save a Mockingbird – A Blog for Darwin Post

This post was originally published on February 15, 2009. by Erik Check out the animation I created about my post.  Enjoy! Darwin’s Mockingbirds! by spudinski01, made at DoInk.com  On two small islands somewhere in the midst of the Galapagos Archipelago live some 100-200 mockingbirds. These specific mockingbirds however are some of the rarest bird...
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