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Anatomy of a Sea Kayak: Basic Components of Interest to Paddlers

Native kayaks like the one shown in the picture from Nunivak above were the forerunners of the modern sea kayaks we use today. While they share similar shapes and purposes, little else is similar in their construction, stability, or safety. 577 more words


Parsing Papers 1 - The Neurobiology of Pain Sensitivity (Part I)

And now for something completely different.

I’d like to take a bit of a break from the philosophy-babble to try something that will hopefully be a handy resource for readers interested in science, and help my own efforts to become an effective scientific writer along the way. 2,078 more words

Genome-wide transcriptional reprogramming in the seagrass Cymodocea nodosa under experimental ocean acidification

Here we report the first use of massive scale RNA-Sequencing to explore seagrass response to CO2-driven ocean acidification (OA). Large-scale gene expression changes in the seagrass Cymodocea nodosa occurred at CO2 levels projected by the end of the century.  239 more words


Impacts of a reduction in seawater pH mimicking ocean acidification on the structure and diversity of mycoplankton communities

Increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) change ocean chemistry, as dissolved CO2 leads to a reduction in the seawater pH. Many marine taxa have been shown to be affected by ocean acidification; however, information on marine fungi is lacking. 202 more words


A shell-formation related carbonic anhydrase in Crassostrea gigas modulates intracellular calcium against CO2 exposure: implication for impacts of ocean acidification on mollusk calcification

Ocean acidification (OA) could decrease the shells and skeletons formation of mollusk by reducing the availability of carbonate ions at calcification sites. Carbonic anhydrases (CAs) convert CO2 to HCO3− and play important roles in biomineralization process from invertebrate to vertebrate. 243 more words


19th July 2017 - Goutham Radha, Howard University

Ever considered why you choose the field that you chose? The very first time I saw rectus abdominis contracting in frog’s ringers attached to lever and a smoked… 230 more words


Influencing mechanism of ocean acidification on byssus performance in the pearl oyster Pinctada fucata

The byssus is an important adhesive structure by which bivalves robustly adhere to underwater substrates. It is susceptible to carbon dioxide-driven ocean acidification (OA). Previous investigations have documented significant adverse effects of OA on the performance of byssal threads, but the mechanisms remain largely unknown. 184 more words