What does a coral reef sound like? Perhaps surprisingly, it isn’t a cacophony of indie-band boings and wriggles.
In fact, thanks to University of Miami PhD candidate Erica Staaterman, you can hear a Florida coral reef in the video above, which documents her research into the behavior of pelagic fish larvae.
Billions of such “baby fish” are born every year, but must find their way to a coral reef to survive — a needle in a haystack journey, as Staaterman describes it. For her research at UM’s Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science, she set out to determine whether larval fish use the soundscape of the reef as a navigational tool.
The project, which in video form is a finalist in the National Science Foundation’s “Creating the Future” contest, involves playing the reef back to fish larvae in a special underwater chamber and then documenting their behavior.
(To us it sounds like frying bacon, but maybe we’re just typing hungr爱上海同城
Verizon Wireless needs to reconsider its “Friends and Family” feature–or, even better, it should withdraw its support for Massey’s Energy’s outrageously bogus “Friends of America” rally on Labor Day Weekend.
Do 87 million Verizon Wireless customers, stockholders, and its Public Policy Development and Corporate Responsibility department know that their company is a co-sponsor of next week’s climate-change-denying union-busting pro-mountaintop removal rally organized by Massey Energy in Logan, West Virginia? Here”s the link.
(And what about Greenebaum Doll and McDonald, another sponsor, “a top 200 trademark law firm”–look for your most surprising sponsor.)
Does the Environmental Defense Fund, which recognized Verizon’s Green Initiatives–to save energy, support solar and other renewable energy sources, and lower its greenhouse gas emissions–know that Verizon Wireless is sponsoring the featured speaker, Lord Christopher Monckton, a former science adviser to former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who is one of the most infamous global warming-deniers?
On its Green Press kit site, Verizon touts “environmental stewardship is ingrained in Verizon’s heritage, and the company prides itself on having a positive influence on the environment in whic南京休闲会所论坛
This is a testament to the dangers of overfeeding your pet. There are many stories of neglect, abuse and abandonment. For Sunny and Rosie, their previous owner’s real fault was loving the two sisters through food. Chubby pugs might seem adorable to some, but at over thirty pounds each (when normal weight is under 爱上海419