One topic that caught my eye was a study about the changes in the population of yellow stingrays in various parts of the Caribbean. The Florida Keys had the largest decline, while Jamaica had an increase. Why is that significant? Why should we care about yellow stingrays?
There is good news and bad news about coral reefs. Bad news: reefs are in trouble. Many factors contribute to reef decline. Good news: there is a wholehearted effort to combat reef degradation. The Coral Restoration Foundation, in Key Largo, Florida, is a pioneer in growing and transplanting coral the reefs in the Florida Keys. Experience it with underwater photographer and writer Tim Grollimund.
Factismals For Bird Brains is all about the little bits of science that make it so interesting. It contains a month's worth of little facts (factismals) that explain a bit of science. Even better, each day includes a link to a science experiment that you can take part in! The experiments range from tracking birds in your background to listening to whale songs to looking for tasty but invasive cra
Did you ever wonder what blood types mean (and if yours is special)? Or how they name diseases (and if you can get one named for you)? Or how they stopped diseases like cholera (and if you could do it, too)? Then this is the book for you!
Did you ever wonder how they choose the names for astronomical objects (and if you could name a few yourself)? Or what Jupiter sounds like (and if you could listen)? Or whatever happened to atomic rockets (and if you could ride along)? Then this is the book for you!
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