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Researchers View Swimming Tactics of Tiny Aquatic Predators


October 24, 2007

biology graphic By applying state-of-the-art holographic microscopy to a major marine biology challenge, researchers have identified the swimming and attack patterns of two tiny but deadly microbes linked to fish kills in the Chesapeake Bay and other waterways. Full Story

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