MarBOL:: Marine Barcode of Life Initiative POST - Pacific Ocean Shelf Tracking Project Wood - Peter Lloyd Wood - what a fantastic material. Made from sunshine, water and time. Beautiful, strong, resilient and endlessly varied. Oak Quercus species In the turbulent years of the eighteenth century, oak was a vital ship building material. Oak was the Norse tree of thunder, sacred to the god Thor and gave protection to those sheltering under its boughs. Elm Ulmus species Before the catastrophe of Dutch Elm Disease the elm imparted a certain evocative English character to the rural landscape. Elm is used for structural purposes where the wood is permanently wet, in fishing boats and barges, for dock work and piling - the Rialto in Venice is said to stand on elm piles. Common Ash Fraxinus excelsior Common ash is one of the principal trees of European lowland forests. The leaves have been used as an infusion in folk medicine for their diuretic and laxative properties and in the treatment of kidney diseases and rheumatism. Sycamore Acer species Birch Betula species Beech Fagus species Yew Taxus baccata
Home, Arctic Ocean biodiversity Home - Lophelia.org, the Cold-water coral, deep-sea coral and deep-water coral resource Hydrothermal Vents : Vent Basics Hydrothermal Vents Photos courtesy of: W. Lange (WHOI), R. Lutz (Rutgers U.), T. Shank and D. In 1979, scientists in Alvin dove to the Mid-Ocean Ridge in the eastern Pacific. Explore vent basics, vents around the world, vent chemistry, boiling points, videos, and test what you've learned with a quiz! In 1977, scientists made a stunning discovery on the bottom of the Pacific Ocean that forever changed our understanding of planet Earth and life on it. Dive into hydrothermal vents and explore their unique geology, chemistry and biology.
Welcome to the NaGISA Project Online! — NaGISA Online Colossal | An art and design blog. BBC - Natural History Museum surveys New Forest biodiversity A snapshot of biodiversity in the New Forest is being taken by experts from the Natural History Museum. As part of a large-scale study project, they will revisit the area in 10 years' time to map any changes in the landscape. Forty plots within six habitats across the forest are being used to sample lichens, algae, insects and soil. A parallel project is taking place in Paraguay later this year. Ongoing study It is hoped this data will provide a baseline from which comparisons can be made when the study is repeated in 10 years time. Ian Barker, New Forest National Park Authority ecologist said: "The New Forest continues to be a magnificent landscape with an abundance of really special wildlife. "Insects, lichen and soils - which are the building blocks of biodiversity are often overlooked because people are generally more interested in the bigger species such as birds. The New Forest is the most densely populated national park in the UK and has over 13 million visitors each year.
CCRI Website, Puerto Rico Life in Extreme Environments Studies of artificial sea ice provide considerable insight into the 3-D arrangement of pores in sea ice and furthermore allow us to scrutinize the pore/ice-matrix morphologies that are associated with the segregation of pore space into isolated pockets. More important, warming of samples from in-situ temperatures to higher values allows an assessment of the increase in pore size and shape without interfering with the sample. Image analysis of these data sets indicates that pores typically increase in vertical elongation rather than horizontal cross-section upon warming and that they furthermore link up into connected, larger pores associated with a decrease in pore number. This finding is consistent with the notions discussed above.
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