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2009-05-22 Science & Technology
Evolution in action: Some reefs adapting to warmer water
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Posted by 3dc 2009-05-22 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6478 views ]  Top

#1 See also REDDIT > NEW STUDY: GLOBAL TEMPERATURES COULD RISE BY NINE DEGREES BY 2100 [Perts originally believed broad 2-11 degree range].
Posted by JosephMendiola 2009-05-22 00:04||   2009-05-22 00:04|| Front Page Top

#2 Because of the use of underwater cable, an interesting discovery was made that corals are attracted to very slight electrical currents, and will grow at a much faster rate in their presence.

So an experiment was tried in a sandy offshore area along the African coast. A grid of cable was laid on the sand, with its two ends rising up to the beach, where a small current was supplied. It was hoped that in just a decade, there would be so much growth on the grid that a new reef would form.

After the concept was explained to them, the local residents were very supportive, as even they knew that offshore sand areas have few native fish, compared to a reef, which is loaded with them.
Posted by Anonymoose 2009-05-22 10:00||   2009-05-22 10:00|| Front Page Top

#3 I watched a program on The History Channel a coupla weeks ago and the researches have found an increase of antarctic seals north of the equator. Some as far as the Canary Islands. Either the seals are adapting to warmer water or the water is getting colder. They haven't been able to determine that yet.
Posted by Deacon Blues">Deacon Blues  2009-05-22 19:29||   2009-05-22 19:29|| Front Page Top

#4 "Either the seals are adapting to warmer water or the water is getting colder. They haven't been able willing to determine admit that yet."

Fixed that for ya', DB.

Could be either, but I'm leaning to the colder water theory.
Posted by Barbara Skolaut">Barbara Skolaut  2009-05-22 20:36||   2009-05-22 20:36|| Front Page Top

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