Unexpected Benefits

In the 1960’s, Robert Paine began prying starfish off of rocks and tossing them into the ocean as far as he could. In doing so, he was testing the importance of predators in ecosystems. Paine’s research helped support an idea that his former instructor (and colleagues) had come up with. It is called the green... Continue Reading →

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If You Give a Moose a Tapeworm

What could possibly bring down an animal that stands seven feet and weighs 1500 pounds? Not much, right? Attempting to kill a moose comes with plenty of risks, but under the right circumstances, grey wolves (Canis lupus) can accomplish this feat. The wolves could have their skulls crushed by hooves or bodies pierced by antlers. So,... Continue Reading →

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