Why Fish Poop is More Important Than We Realize

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We should be paying more attention to fish poop. While not glamorous, the study finds that fish & their feces play an underappreciated role in ocean ecosystems. By The Optimist Daily: Making Solutions the News © 2021 The Optimist Daily – All Rights Reserved Why Fish Poop is More Important Than We Realize A new study published in Science Advances has some news for the scientific community: We should be paying more attention to fish poop. While not a glamorous subject, the study finds that fish and their feces play…

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A New Discovery About Algae Reproduction Could Help Save Coral Reefs

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The researchers observed corals in Mo’orea, French Polynesia and by using confocal microscopes, were able to identify sexual reproduction in the algae. By The Optimist Daily: Making Solutions the News © 2021 The Optimist Daily – All Rights Reserved A New Discovery About Algae Reproduction Could Help Save Coral Reefs The type of algae known as dinoflagellates are valuable for improving the health of corals in warming waters, and now, researchers from Rice University have discovered that they reproduce via sex, meaning that algae sex could be critical for the…

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Conservationists Rescue Australian Bandicoot from Brink of Extinction

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The good news offers “hope that with persistence, determination & the support of government, volunteers & communities, we can win the fight against extinction.” By Vlad Harabara for The Optimist Daily: Making Solutions the News © 2021 The Optimist Daily – All Rights Reserved Conservationists Rescue Australian Bandicoot from Brink of Extinction For more than 30 years, Australia’s endangered Eastern Barred Bandicoot has been considered extinct in the wild. Now, following years of painstaking conservation efforts, the marsupial has become the first Australian species to have its conservation status changed.…

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These US Cities Are Home to Tree-mendous Green Spaces

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The US capital complements its many monuments & memorials with 17,000 trees. Washington is also home to the nation’s first urban park, called Rock Creek Park. By Arielle Tiangco for The Optimist Daily: Making Solutions the News © 2021 The Optimist Daily – All Rights Reserved These US Cities Are Home to Tree-mendous Green Spaces Urban green spaces and forestry have a multitude of benefits ranging from cognitive development and mental health to decreased crime rates, lower energy costs, and cleaner air. They also offer shelter for wildlife, boosting local…

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Good News for Our Oceans: Tuna Species No Longer on Brink of Extinction

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The Atlantic tuna moved from ‘endangered’ to ‘least concern’ and the status of the Southern bluefin changed from ‘critically endangered’ to ‘endangered.’ By Vlad Harabara for The Optimist Daily: Making Solutions the News © 2021 The Optimist Daily – All Rights Reserved Good News for Our Oceans: Tuna Species No Longer on Brink of Extinction In 2011, most tuna species were considered at serious risk of extinction, following decades of relentless commercial fishing. Thankfully, some of these species are on the way to recovery, according to the International Union for…

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