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Let's Start Caring About Seagrass Like We Care About The Rainforest

Let's Start Caring About Seagrass Like We Care About The Rainforest | Garry Rogers |
Seagrass is disappearing at the same rate as the rainforest and coral reefs. The loss equals serious environmental and economic effects.
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Seagrass and kelp form critical habitats within marine ecosystems.  Both grow in shallow water, and both are important recyclers of nutrients.  Compared to terrestrial vegetation, we know little about these vegetation types.  Biogeographers have mapped general distributions, but they have not made detailed maps of species associations.

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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.