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Drift Line Foam Could be Phytoplankton Remains

Every so often the surf zone is extra foamy and wave surge pushes gobs of it onto the beach. I even wrote a few words about it once – one of the first posts I wrote for theoutershores. 339 more words


New paper: Ecosystem risk assessment of Georgina gidgee woodlands

Authors: Glenda Wardle, Aaron Greenville, Anke Frank, Max Tischler, Nathan Emery and Christopher R Dickman.

Published in: Austral Ecology Special Issue: Ecosystem Risk Assessment… 421 more words


A state of EcoFluxx

Ecologist? Check. Enjoy card games? Check. Why not play EcoFluxx to celebrate your membership of this niche subculture?

EcoFluxx is an ecology-themed version of Fluxx… 1,244 more words


Killer wasps and climate change

We recently got into the Fortitude series screened on the ABC in Australia. (Spoiler alert, if you continue reading). The show started off really well, successfully holding our attention after the incomparable… 614 more words


Avian Alarm Calls

When you’re walking in the woods or even on a city block, chances are you’ll hear birds chirping at some point. Whatever they’re trying to communicate, it certainly isn’t the joyous celebration of life that cartoons and our active imaginations often make out birdsong to be. 491 more words


What is the morel of the story?

Mother’s Day reminds us to think of our mothers. Mother’s Day can also mark the beginning of the morel mushroom season. Morels are commonly found in spring as the weather warms but can be found throughout summer if conditions remain moist. 132 more words


Surfperch Clades Partition by Habitat, Suggesting Adaptive Radiation

Gary Longo and Giacomo Bernardi just published a paper on the evolutionary history of surfperch (embiotocidae) in Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. They used RAD sequence data to describe the embiotocid radiation in the temperate North Pacific, and among the findings are (1) clades partition by habitat, suggesting adaptive radiation, and (2) the rise of kelp forests probably contributed to diversification. 264 more words