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Derrick Z. Jackson: A Big Climate Warning from One of the Gulf of Maine’s Smallest Marine Creatures

Often likened to a grain of rice, this “copepod”—or microscopic crustacean—is the keystone of the sub-polar food web that makes the Gulf of Maine one of Earth’s richest marine ecosystems.

February 18, 2022 · 4 Comments

Elizabeth Boakes: Biodiversity isn’t just pretty — it future-proofs our world

A small boy hauls enthusiastically on his fishing rod. The line flies up and a needle-spined fish strikes him in the eye. Desperate to stay outdoors, he ignores the pain, … Continue reading

January 26, 2018 · Leave a comment

Video: How Wolves can Save an Ecosystem

Check out this video which showcases how important top predators are to creating a healthy, balanced ecosystem. Side note: The British narrator refers to the Cervus canadensis shown in the … Continue reading

August 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

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