Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Fishing Technology Letting Turtles Off The Hook --- The report demonstrates how changing from the classic J hook to circular hooks, providing adequate training and tools to release turtles accidentally hooked and enhancing sustainable fishing practices, can dramatically reduce incidental catch (bycatch) of marine turtles without impacting fishing activity.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Undergrads' Amazon Trip Yields A Treasure Trove Of Diversity --- A group of Yale undergraduates have discovered dozens of potentially beneficial bioactive microorganisms within plants they collected in the Amazon rain forest, including several so genetically distinct that they may be the first members of new taxonomical genera.