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Ecological Shifts in Mediterranean Coralligenous Assemblages Related to Gorgonian Forest Loss

Mediterranean gorgonian forests are threatened by several human activities and are affected by climatic anomalies that have led to mass mortality events in recent decades. The ecological role of these habitats and the possible consequence of their loss are poorly understood. 282 more words

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Trace element profiles of the sea anemone Anemonia viridis living nearby a natural CO2 vent

Ocean acidification (OA) is not an isolated threat, but acts in concert with other impacts on ecosystems and species. Coastal marine invertebrates will have to face the synergistic interactions of OA with other global and local stressors. 329 more words

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Effects of different pCO2 concentrations on marine bacterial community structure, Eastern Harbor, Alexandria, Egypt

The direct effect of an elevated CO2 concentration range (280, 385, 550, 750 and 1050 µatm) on the marine bacterial counts and dominancy of species were examined. 251 more words

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Space-time variability of alkalinity in the Mediterranean Sea

The results indicate that the Mediterranean Sea shows alkalinity values that are much higher than those observed in the Atlantic Ocean on a basin-wide scale. A marked west-to-east surface gradient of alkalinity is reproduced as a response to the terrestrial discharges, the mixing effect with the Atlantic water entering from the Gibraltar Strait and the Black Sea water from Dardanelles, and the surface flux of evaporation minus precipitation. 141 more words

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From Bench to Bedside...

… is an evocative phrase that almost has one believe that busy scientists in their immaculate white lab coats, bustling about a clean high-tech lab filled with glass flasks containing brilliantly blue and luminescent yellow solutions, are delivering “magic bullet” drugs directly to their colleagues in the clinic. 638 more words

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Hermann Hesse

“We are sun and moon, dear friend; we are sea and land. It is not our purpose to become each other; it is to recognize each other, to learn to see the other and honor him for what he is: each the other’s opposite and complement.”

Science of Uncertainty

by Dr. Elizabeth Mitchell on September 8, 2014
“Science Is Not About Certainty” a noted theoretical physicist writes. For many people that might be a startling claim.

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