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Genetics to the Rescue!

Genetics to the Rescue!

Every single one of Florida’s remarkable ecosystems are currently facing many threats. Two major concerns are global climate change and the introduction of damaging invasive species. Florida conservationists have come up with novel ways to combat them. The use of genetics to alter biological landscapes is gaining traction in many Florida-based conservation projects. This approach has proven promising, and offers hope in an otherwise bleak battle against global system changes.
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Maritime Disputes in the South China Sea

Maritime Disputes in the South China Sea

The Western Pacific Ocean has been at the center of ongoing maritime disputes that date back well over a century. Finding a balance between the interests of China and of other nations involved in these complex disputes will require cooperation and trust building. Each nation must attempt to secure its own national interests, while maintaining due regard for the interests of other nations. Most often, the best way to manage disputes is to work together.
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Red coral with polyps extended

Are Corals Plants or Animals?

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Saving Our Coral Reefs

Saving Our Coral Reefs

Corals Definition:  A tiny soft-bodied animal that lives within a stony skeleton clustered in large colonies that spend their adult lives in one location.

Coral reefs have been around for 500 million years and are extremely important to ocean life.  Many are unaware that coral is a type of animal.  They are alive and are made up of thousands of polyps, or small animals.  A polyp is a small, soft-bodied

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