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Sea otter death….and life!

Last fall, our class visited the sea otter researchers at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Sandeep summarized many neat tidbits about otters from that trip on this blog. Two items that really piqued my interest involved otter mortality. In California, many otters … Continue reading

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Science has gone to the…cats?

Full disclosure: I’m a dog person. (So is Sascha.) I love their exuberance. Excessive tail wags radiate into full body wiggles. At dinnertime, table  manners are optional as they snarf their food. And then there are cats. From my cat-ownership … Continue reading

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Four fun facts about sea otters

1.     Sea otters have the densest hair of any mammal – around 900,000 hairs per square inch (140,000 hairs/cm2)[1]. That’s more than 500X denser than the hair on the human scalp, which averages at 1600 hairs per square inch (250 … Continue reading

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Sternutation

Although it sounds like an unpleasant way to take dictation, this weighty sounding word has a pedestrian meaning. It is the act of sneezing. The National Institutes of Health says sneezes are triggered when the mucous lining of your nose … Continue reading

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