Dorset Wildlife Trust discovered a species of starfish Kimmeridge that has never been recorded there before. The small cushion starfish (Asterina phylactica) was found by a group of volunteers in rockpools during one of the lowest tides of the year.
Photograph: Julie Hatcher/Wildlife Trust (via The week in wildlife - in pictures | Environment | theguardian.com)
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Tropical Ecosystems Are Under Threat
Scientists at the Univ. of Liverpool have found that tropical grassy areas, which play a critical role in the world’s ecology, are under threat as a result of ineffective management.
According to research, published in Trends in Ecology and Evolution, they are often misclassified and this leads to degradation of the land which has a detrimental effect on the plants and animals that are indigenous to these areas.
Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2014/03/tropical-ecosystems-are-under-threat
Threats abound, not sure when this will end.
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