FIU scientists have found that organs used to emit light on deep-sea bioluminescent shrimp are also capable of detecting light.
This study shows how compounds found in nature can be used to advance modern medicine.
Scientists found that sea turtles may be able to store sperm for an entire mating season, changing what we know about their mating habits.
The researchers hope that growing specific viruses at scale and releasing them into affected areas will give us a new tool in treating algae blooms.
A warmer future could continually add more water to the stratosphere and initiate ozone losses over North America.
The model can look at historical data to see which natural events have caused high sea levels in the past.
Sea urchins eat algae that if left unchecked, can smother coral reefs.
As sea level rise and saltwater intrusion lead to an increase in salinity, plant roots can die off, causing the land to sink at an accelerated pace.
Bacteria play an important role in reef ecosystems. Too much, however, can lead to coral suffocation.
The findings are important for future studies of this kind. This way, scientists can see if management efforts, like banning straws, are working.