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Brown Tides and Redfielders

Brown Tides and Redfielders

Come spring, Louie Wurch’s mind turns toward softball and another, less idyllic seasonal phenomenon: brown tides.

Both scientist and shortstop, Wurch spearheaded the creation of the Biology Department’s team in the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) […]

Having Their Phosphorus and Eating It Too

Having Their Phosphorus and Eating It Too

Try naming the nutrients you need to be strong and healthy. Chances are phosphorus will be pretty far down the list, if it’s there at all.

And yet, you and every other organism on Earth—including those […]