Scientists watch whale’s birth near Navy training range

Derecha, a right whale spotted off St. Johns County, gave birth Saturday. (Photo taken under NOAA Scientific Permit No.948-1962 to UNC-Wilmington. Provided by University of North Carolina-Wilmington) It was only the second time a right whale’s birth has been seen and studied. Florida Times-UnionBy Steve Patterson. Posted March 23, 2010 Scientists surveying the area near
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Iron fertilization in ocean nourishes toxic algae

Micro mug shot: The exoskeleton of a toxin-producing diatom Pseudonitzschia turgidula. The phytoplankton species proliferates when fed dissolved iron, a finding that reveals a potential downside of attempts to sequester carbon by fertilizing the ocean. (Credit: Brian Bill, NOAA/SFSU) Carbon sequestration efforts could trigger harmful algal blooms Sid Perkins, Science News Web edition : Monday,
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