Ecologists Assess The Impact Of People On Bees

Ecologists Assess The Impact Of People On Bees 

Most of the world’s plant species rely on animals to transfer their pollen to other plants. The undisputed queen of these animal pollinators is the bee, made up of about 30,000 species worldwide, whose daily flights aid in the reproduction of more than half of the world’s flowering plants. In recent years, however, an unprecedented and unexplained decline in bee populations across the U.S. and Europe has placed the health of ecosystems and the sustainability of crops in peril.

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Sea Creatures In Antarctic Pounded By Icebergs

Sea Creatures In Antartic Pounded By Icebergs 

 Large red sea spider walking over white hydroid at 25 m. Antarctic sea spiders can be up to 500mm across and have up to 12 legs.

Antarctic worms, sea spiders, urchins and other marine creatures living in near-shore shallow habitats are regularly pounded by icebergs. New data suggests this environment along the Antarctic Peninsula is going to get hit more frequently. This is due to an increase in the number of icebergs scouring the seabed as a result of shrinking winter sea ice. The results are published this week in the journal Science.

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