Noxious Noise: A frog’s response to a deafening world.

In order to provide space for the infrastructure of modern living, many natural landscapes are uprooted and the animals within them displaced. While reducing habitat loss for wild animals continues to be a central goal of environmental agencies, habitat loss is not the only impact of urban sprawl.

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Dr. Janet Voight, the deep sea explorer

Janet Voight is a zoology curator at the Field Museum of Natural History, with a keen interest in octopods, clams, and other marine invertebrates. To study the ecology of these animals, she explores the depths of the ocean aboard Alvin, one of the few submersibles able to explore the deepest parts of the sea. Her participation in research cruises allowed her to observe novel octopus behavior as well as discover several new species, even genera, of animals including wood-boring clams and the closely associated flatworms that feed upon them.

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EcoTribute: Algae. What is it?

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So what’s the deal with algae? In this tribute we discuss the what, the why and the “OMG, really?” behind these perplexing organisms. For more information check out the  algae spotlight found here.

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