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News Release 08-097

National Science Foundation Funds Research Addressing Enduring Questions of Life

Secrets of life may be revealed by studies of whales, cloud forests, the Amazon and one-celled organisms

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Photo of researchers in Amazon, cloud forest, cellular colony and pygmy right whale skull.

From top left to bottom right: 1) collecting evidence of human settlements in the Amazon; 2) a degraded cloud forest; 3) a two-day old cellular colony including baby cells; 4) a skull with baleen from a pygmy right whale.

Credit: From top left to bottom right: 1) Alejandra Restrepo-Correa, Florida Institute of Technology; 2) Heidi Asbjornsen, Iowa State University; 3) Aurora Nedelcu, University of New Brunswick; and 4) Courtesy Tom Deméré, San Diego Natural History Museum.

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