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Conservation Biologists May Unintentionally Spread Pathogens
When conservationists relocate species, they don’t always account for the pathogens hitching a ride, and the consequences of introducing them to a new environment.
Conservation Biologists May Unintentionally Spread Pathogens
Conservation Biologists May Unintentionally Spread Pathogens

When conservationists relocate species, they don’t always account for the pathogens hitching a ride, and the consequences of introducing them to a new environment.

When conservationists relocate species, they don’t always account for the pathogens hitching a ride, and the consequences of introducing them to a new environment.

mussels

Image of the Day: On the Rocks
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 15, 2019
Otters leave distinct patterns of wear on rocks they use for pounding mussels.
Image of the Day: Mussel Bubble
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Nov 27, 2017
Scientists examine the effect of ocean acidification on mussel larvae.
Coastal Critters Make Epic Voyages After 2011 Tsunami
Ashley Yeager | Sep 28, 2017
Marine species survived rafting thousands of kilometers on debris swept into the water by the giant wave, scientists say.
Image of the Day: Can’t Touch This
The Scientist Staff | Aug 20, 2017
Scientists engineer a new polymer that prevents macrofouling mussels from sticking to underwater surfaces.
Genome Digest
Aggie Mika | May 11, 2017
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Mimicking Mussels
Ruth Williams | Apr 1, 2013
Scientists develop a gel that mimics mollusc glue to coat the insides of blood vessels.
A Gamete Matchmaker
Hannah Waters | Mar 22, 2012
Chemical cues dispersed by mussel eggs may attract sperm that are their perfect match.