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The Photosynthetic Life-giving Pigments

Pigments are colorful chemical compounds that reflect only certain wavelengths of visible light. This makes them appear “colorful”. Flowers, coral and even animal and human skin contain pigments which give them their colors. More important than their reflection of light is the ability of pigments to absorb certain wavelengths. Continue reading The Photosynthetic Life-giving Pigments

Scientists may have solved 2011’s mysterious marine die-off along the Pacific coast

In August 2011, a sudden mass die-off of marine organisms off the coast of California, including sea stars, chitons and abalone, left scientists scratching their heads.

University of California Davis scientists first caught on to the strange event when they found thousands of purple sea urchins and other organisms dead in Continue reading Scientists may have solved 2011’s mysterious marine die-off along the Pacific coast