Arcachon Oyster Problems in France: Disease and Pollution Damage Oyster Production in France

The huge lagoon at Arcachon produces all the young oysters for culturing in France, and there have been a number of setbacks and causes for concern. Arcachon Bay This large (15,000 hectares) lagoon in South West France has some of the finest oysters in the … Continue reading Arcachon Oyster Problems in France: Disease and Pollution Damage Oyster Production in France

Whalers Logbooks: Preserve Useful Whale Distribution and Population Information

Ships’ captains kept daily records of exact location and weather conditions. Whalers would also record sightings and capture of all species of whale they came across. Sextants and Chronometers In the eighteenth century the accurate determination of latitude was possible with the use of sextants … Continue reading Whalers Logbooks: Preserve Useful Whale Distribution and Population Information

Oral Herpes Treatment & Prevention: Medications and Measures to Reduce the Severity of HSV Infection

Prevention of Oral Herpes Recurrent Infection Unfortunately, a vaccine to prevent herpes virus infection is not yet available although research continues for an effective vaccine. Preventing factors that precipitate recurrent oral herpes outbreaks can reduce the frequency of cold sore and other types of herpes … Continue reading Oral Herpes Treatment & Prevention: Medications and Measures to Reduce the Severity of HSV Infection

Oral Herpes Infections: Cold Sores and Herpes simplex Virus Type 1

Recurrent Herpes labialis (oral herpes) affects a large number of adults and adolescents and is often reactivated by: stress, ultraviolet light (including sunshine), fever, fatigue, hormonal changes (e.g. menstruation) and trauma to a site where previous infection occurred. Oral Herpes Symptoms Most first-time or primary … Continue reading Oral Herpes Infections: Cold Sores and Herpes simplex Virus Type 1

‘The Coral Triangle’ and Biotoping: Wakatobi is a Marine Natinal Park South of Wallace’s Line

The Coral Triangle between Asia and Australia, not to be confused with the Coral Sea of Great Barrier Reef fame, lies between Asia and Australia and contains more than one third of the world’s coral reefs. Over 3,000 species of reef fish live there and … Continue reading ‘The Coral Triangle’ and Biotoping: Wakatobi is a Marine Natinal Park South of Wallace’s Line