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Found in Florida: A Blue Bee Thought to be Extinct!

Found in Florida: A Blue Bee Thought to be Extinct!

Scientists in Florida have rediscovered an extremely rare metallic blue bee. The blue calamintha bee hadn’t been spotted in several years, leading experts to conclude it was probably extinct. Coming just before World Bee Day, an annual awareness-raising event highlighting the value of bees and other pollinators for the survival of our ecosystems, this is […]

This Happy Lab Accident Could Save the World’s Coral Reefs

This Happy Lab Accident Could Save the World’s Coral Reefs

One clumsy moment led to the discovery of something fantastic. A Florida marine biologist who was about to retire discovered a remarkable breakthrough that makes coral grow 40 times faster than it grows in the wild. And it happened by accident. Dr. Dave Vaughn, the senior scientist and program manager for coral restoration at Mote […]

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