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Study Finds Bacteria Living in Marine Sponge Produce Toxic Flame Retardant-Like Compounds

Biologists closer to understanding their human health implications

A Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego-led research team, along with scientists in the UC San Diego Division of Biological Sciences, discovered for the first time that a common marine sponge hosts bacteria that specialize in the production of toxic compounds nearly identical to man-made fire retardants.

Measuring the Impact of a Changing Climate on Threatened Yellowstone Grizzly Bears

Analysis reveals that grizzlies continue to forage for declining whitebark pine seeds

Climate change is altering the environment in Yellowstone National Park and its surrounding region and scientists at the University of California San Diego and Unity College are studying its impacts on the diets of threatened grizzly bears.