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AMAZING NATURE: Plastic in oceans causing health disruption
If I offered you something to eat and told you it could disrupt your metabolism, growth and development, tissue function, sexual function, reproduction, sleep and mood, would you thankfully accept, enjoy and share with your kids? I think most of us would say we would rather not poison our bodies ...
Feb 05, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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AMAZING NATURE: Gulf of Alaska: birthplace of big waves
Recently, Kodiak has seen one big storm after another. One night not long ago, I woke up because twigs and spruce cones were thumping against my bedroom window as if knocking to be let in. I got up and looked at the trees in my back yard, which were swaying and waving their branches while the win...
Jan 22, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
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Amazing Nature: Evolution of Life and Learning
If your religious beliefs make the little hairs on the back of your neck stand up at the mention of the term “evolution,” you should ignore this article and move peacefully on with your day. I will not get into the discussion of whether the facts and methods that lead to the theory of evolution a...
Dec 04, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 30 30 recommendations | email to a friend
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AMAZING NATURE: Helping hands and hearts bring hope
Some days writing a column about marine life around Kodiak Island is easy. After all, we live in what I believe is one of the most beautiful parts of the world and the ocean around us is full of wonders. On other days it is very difficult, not because the ocean is any less full of wonders but bec...
Nov 20, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 42 42 recommendations | email to a friend
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Common murres anything but common
At the intersection of Upper Mill Bay Road and Rezanof are two lanes for cars; one to turn left towards Mill Bay Beach and one to go straight or turn right towards town. Sometimes, when two cars are pulled up at the same time, the drivers inadvertently look at each other as they are trying to pee...
Nov 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 34 34 recommendations | email to a friend
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AMAZING NATURE: Ghost Shrimp not the only Boohoo
When walking the neighborhood I see scary pumpkin faces, hedges covered in spider webs and in one front yard is a dragon that beats its wings and scares my dog into barking at it every time we walk by. Halloween time brings to mind topics like vampire squids or skeleton shrimp. However, on my min...
Oct 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
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Amazing Nature: The Plastic Plight of Seabirds
What I love about science and nature is that there is always something new to discover and learn about. Unfortunately, very often the news are not good news. Sometimes, the news seem so sad, the problems so large and overwhelming that I struggle how to discuss them with my students without leavin...
Oct 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend
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AMAZING NATURE: Kodiak sea level not rising
Global climate change will cause sea levels to rise. We have heard this warning for years and some countries, and states in the lower 48 have acted to secure their coast lines in response to it. However, here in Kodiak that is not really at the top of our list of concerns. According to a NOAA web...
Sep 25, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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