Zostera marina is a seagrass species, commonly known as eelgrass, that is found on both coasts of the United States, as well as in Europe. Unfortunately, Zostera is disappearing all over the place, including right here in New York. This could have devastating impacts on animals that rely on eelgrass as foraging grounds, or, as is the case with scallops, use it as a refuge from predation. This is its story, as seen through the eyes of an aspiring graduate student...

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Edith Widder on TED - things that glow in the sea


TED is an awesome website with talks by hundreds of people from all disciplines, and you can see them all free. They are pretty good. You should check it out. This one in particular caught my eye. Edith Widder does ocean and deep sea research and uses submersibles - pretty awesome stuff. Enjoy!

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