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Ten Years of the NOAA Marine Debris Program: 2006

Ten Years of the NOAA Marine Debris Program: 2006 | GarryRogers Biosphere News |
Back in 2006, the Marine Debris Research, Prevention, and Reduction Act was passed (renamed “The Marine Debris Act” in 2012), authorizing the NOAA Marine Debris Program as the federal lead to address the growing marine debris problem. This year marks the ten year anniversary of the program and we will be celebrating throughout the year!…

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A. R. Wallace: The Other Guy to Discover Natural Selection

This paper-puppet animation celebrates the life of Alfred Russel Wallace, who is co-credited with Charles Darwin for the theory of natural selection.  Read the story here:

Via Seth Dixon, Kelsey McCartney
Seth Dixon's curator insight, December 4, 2013 1:32 PM

Some of the greatest discoveries in biology began as spatial discoveries.  Alfred Russel Wallace made some amazing advances in biogeography and discovered the appropriately named Wallace Line

Tags: biogeography, environmentecology, historical.

Kelsey McCartney's curator insight, December 10, 2013 9:40 PM

A sweet animation of the wonderful Alfred Russel Wallace, the oft unaknowledged simualtaneous discoverer of evolutionary mechanisms.

Wilmine Merlain's curator insight, December 17, 2014 9:13 PM

Wallace is one person you rarely hear about in the classroom, especially as a person who made a dent in science as a co-founder of natural selection. As someone who did his research in Brazil, Darwin, founder of the Natural Selection theory believed that Wallace may have come across one of his published manuscripts in order to make his claims be known. But one thing Darwin may have missed is how Wallace was reaffirming is scientific claims.