Image of the Day: Nor Any Drop to Drink
Image of the Day: Nor Any Drop to Drink
Sea snakes wait in thirst for “lenses” of freshwater forming on the surface of the ocean after a heavy rain.
Image of the Day: Nor Any Drop to Drink
Image of the Day: Nor Any Drop to Drink

Sea snakes wait in thirst for “lenses” of freshwater forming on the surface of the ocean after a heavy rain.

Sea snakes wait in thirst for “lenses” of freshwater forming on the surface of the ocean after a heavy rain.

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Thousands of Australian Animals Die in Unprecedented Heatwave
Thousands of Australian Animals Die in Unprecedented Heatwave
Jef Akst | Jan 17, 2019
Freshwater fish suffer from low levels of oxygen in the country’s rivers, while bats are unable to survive the extreme air temperatures.
Shotgun Sequencing Outdone by Amplicon
Shotgun Sequencing Outdone by Amplicon
Catherine Offord | Aug 8, 2017
The shotgun approach, typically thought to be the superior method, may substantially underestimate diversity in environments that have not already been classified, researchers find.
Image of the Day: Saltwater Survivors
Image of the Day: Saltwater Survivors
The Scientist Staff | Jan 9, 2017
When road deicing salt enters freshwater ecosystems, prey species such as Daphnia pulex can rapidly evolve tolerance to the contaminant, buffering their local food webs from the impacts of salination.
Opinion: The Water Crisis
Opinion: The Water Crisis
Christiane Barranguet | Mar 25, 2013
The increasing global demand for potable water needs immediate attention—from researchers and policy makers alike.
Extinction Risk for Invertebrates
Jef Akst | Sep 4, 2012
A new report estimates that human activities as well as other factors are threatening 20 percent of all invertebrate species, including corals and freshwater snails.
Experimental Lakes Face Closure
Hayley Dunning | Aug 22, 2012
A unique resource for studying environmental impacts on freshwater systems is threatened by federal funding cuts.