Nancy Rabalais

Jun. 24, 2011

Forecasting ‘Dead Zone’ Conditions in the Gulf

The Gulf of Mexico’s ‘Dead Zone’ may be larger this summer than in years past.

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Gulf Oil Spill: Ecological Effects

We'll get the latest on the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and the potential problems ahead for the local ecosystem.

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Teaching Ancient Nautilus New Tricks

\tWith its heavy outer shell, weak vision, and primitive brain, the nautilus lacks much of the excitement of the more flashy and cunning cephalopods. Yet a series of experiments by evolutionary biologists Dr. Jennifer Basil and Robyn Crook involving fish juice, blue lights, and mazes dispels the notion that this ancient species is incapable of basic learning and throws into question the origins of cephalopods' intellectual prowess.

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