Gibberellic acid (GA3) is a plant hormone that was first isolated from the fungus Gibberella in Japan in the 1930s. It was found to promote plant growth activity. Gibberellic acid has since been isolated from a variety of different plant types, ranging from beans to tobacco.
How does the reduction of Arctic Sea ice directly impact the habitat of human beings? In this paper, we discuss the myriad ways that the Arctic sea ice could potentially harm human beings by reducing certain animal habitats that are used for subsistence.
When does the future start with regards to the ocean? Rising sea levels, ocean acidification, and overfishing are problems that the ocean faces right now. An ocean full of jellyfish is a probable future. Jellyfish can be very beautiful with their movements and bioluminescence and have an interesting life cycle.
With an increase in boating, offshore drilling, and transportation of oil, coastal communities are in need of a plan to clean up waterways in the event of an offshore oil spill. Manual removal of oil is a critical first step and when paired with bioremediation as a secondary method the highest possible success of oil breakdown at a spill site can be achieved.
A “plastic soup” of waste floating in the Pacific Ocean is growing at an alarming rate and now covers an area twice the size of the continental United States. In 1997, the oceanographer Charles Moore discovered this garbage patch. Ninety percent of these sea wastes are plastics. This study focuses on the impact of plastics to marine life and specifically to the albatross colony of Alaska.
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