Thursday, July 19, 2012
UF veterinary researchers discover new virus linked to death of Australian snakes

A University of Florida researcher and colleagues in Australia and Germany have discovered what might be a deadly new snake virus. Dubbed the “Sunshine virus” because of its discovery in Australia’s Sunshine Coast region, the organism causes nervous system and respiratory disease and is the first of its kind to be identified. Although it is in the same overall family as other viruses that affect snakes and lizards, the Sunshine virus doesn’t fit into existing subgroups of viruses. ..

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Sunday, December 18, 2011
FIT professor's snake research could rattle scientific world

A research project going on at Florida Tech involves teaching snakes — so that hopefully, they can teach us a thing or two. Michael Grace, an associate dean of the College of Science at Florida Tech and a professor of biological sciences, earned a three-year, $369,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for his work on the mechanisms of infrared imaging in pit vipers, pythons and boas. ..

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Friday, September 16, 2011
A wild and woolly discovery: FSU scientist's Tibetan expedition ends with prehistoric find

Yang Wang is known for conducting complex research using highly sophisticated equipment. Yet the Florida State University geochemist also has spent days hiking through the remote outback of Tibet and camping in the foothills of the Himalayas — all in the name of scientific discovery. ..

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Wednesday, July 06, 2011
DNA decoded by FSU biologist reveals seven new mice species

After living incognito for millions of years in a remote area of a forested mountain range in the Philippines, seven newfound species of mice owe their recent discovery to DNA evidence and the Florida State University biologist who deciphered it. ..

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011
UCF Scientist: Dolphins Impacted by BP Oil Spill

The BP oil spill and the dispersants used to clean it up may be contributing to the unusually high number of dolphins dying in the Gulf of Mexico, according to a University of Central Florida scientist. ..

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Monday, April 18, 2011
UF researches legal control for contagious, ornamental fish pest

Fish lice, which are actually crustaceans, use their mouths to attach to fish and feed on blood and bodily fluids, causing tissue damage, anemia and sometimes fatal wounds. ..

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Tuesday, April 05, 2011
FAU's Harbor Branch to Enhance Research and Monitoring of Right Whales in Florida's Coastal Waters

The Marine Mammal Research and Conservation Program (MMRC) at Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute in Fort Pierce is working in collaboration with Associated Scientists at Woods Hole in Woods Hole, Massachusetts (ASWH), and the Marine Resources Council in Palm Bay, to enhance ongoing research, conservation and education efforts involving  North Atlantic right whales during their annual migration to their wintering and calving grounds in northern Florida. ..

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Monitoring Coral Reef Fisheries

Marine biologists have solved a conundrum that has stumped them for years—how to count reef fish. It may sound simple, but the task is actually complex and critical in helping to evaluate the state of our oceans, coral reefs, and the marine life that populate them. ..

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Monday, March 07, 2011
Fossil bird study describes ripple effect of extinction in animal kingdom

The study shows the trickle-down effect the loss of large mammals has on other species, and researchers say it is a lesson from the past that should be remembered when making conservation, game and land-use decisions today. ..

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Tuesday, March 01, 2011
Torrey Pines scientist using sea creatures in research aimed at combating tobacco addiction

One local scientist's research with underwater snails could make it easier to quit smoking. ..

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