TED Studies are curated video collections for students, educators and self-guided learners. In The Deep Ocean, aquatic explorers take the TED stage to share what they've seen in the abyss of Earth's last frontier.
New research shows that a burst of evolutionary innovation in the genes responsible for electrical communication among nerve cells in our brains occurred over 600 million years ago in a common ancestor of humans and the sea anemone. The research reveals many of these genes, which when mutated in humans can lead to neurological disease, first evolved in the common ancestor of people and a group of animals that includes jellyfish, coral, and sea anemones.
The successful candidate will develop and maintain an active extramural-funded research program in coastal oceanography and will be part of a research group studying Caribbean Coastal Ecosystems, an NSF-EPSCoR funded initiative; The successful...
This week in the Planet Earth Podcast: Alex Ford and Stephen Short of the University of Portsmouth explain why we need to understand the effects of contraceptives, anti-depressants and other prescription drugs on marine organisms to protect our...
Significant accumulations of polyphosphate granules have been found in three common sponge species of the Caribbean coral reef, indicating that microorganisms that live on marine sponges are pulling phosphorus out of the water to feed themselves and survive in a deep-water environment where very few nutrients are available. This finding has important implications for understanding how phosphorus is sequestered and recycled in a reef environment.
Limpet teeth might be the strongest natural material known to humans, a new study has found. Limpets -- small aquatic snail-like creatures with conical shells -- have teeth with biological structures so strong they could be copied to make cars, boats and planes of the future.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) put an amazing photo set not long ago showing us the smallest marine creatures living in our planet's seas and oceans. They look like Hubble photos of nebulas and stars.
Tour the ocean depths with marine biology apps Appolicious Scientists believe studying sea-dwelling creatures and mammals' genetic properties, like the recently completed genome of a 200-year-old bowhead whale discovered in 2007, can unlock tricks...
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