Red Tide

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PLAY: Place this card on any SPECIES that consume shellfish.
EFFECT: The SPECIES card and EVENT card are immediately discarded.

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Red tide is a common name for algal blooms, which are large concentrations of aquatic microorganisms, such as protozoans and unicellular algae (e.g. dinoflagellates and diatoms). The upwelling of nutrients from the sea floor, often following massive storms, provides for the algae and triggers bloom events. Harmful algal blooms can occur worldwide, and natural cycles can vary regionally.[1] The growth and persistence of an algal bloom depends on wind […] read more

Disease Outbreak

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PLAY: Place this card on multiple cards of the same SPECIES.
EFFECT: The SPECIES card(s) and EVENT card are immediately discarded.

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In biology, a pathogen (Greek: πάθος pathos “suffering, passion” and -γενής -genēs “producer of”), in the oldest and broadest sense, is anything that can produce disease. A pathogen may also be referred to as an infectious agent, or simply a germ. The term pathogen came into use in the 1880s.[1][2] Typically, the term is used to describe an infectious microorganism or agent, such as a virus, bacterium, protozoan, prion, viroid, or fungus.[3][4] Small animals, such as certain kinds of […] read more

Oil Spill

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PLAY: Place this card on any SPECIES card.
EFFECT: The SPECIES card and EVENT card are immediately discarded.

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An oil spill is the release of a liquid petroleum hydrocarbon into the environment, especially the marine ecosystem, due to human activity, and is a form of pollution. The term is usually given to marine oil spills, where oil is released into the ocean or coastal waters, but spills may also occur on land. Oil spills may be due to releases of crude oil from tankers, offshore platforms, drilling rigs and wells, as well […] read more

Scientific Insight

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Play: Can be played on the table next to the plater for the below effect.
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Effect: Leave this card on the table. This card enables the player to pick up two new cards per TURN instead of the usual one.

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The eureka effect (also known as the aha! moment or eureka moment) refers to the common human experience of suddenly understanding a previously incomprehensible problem or concept. Some research describes the aha! effect (also known as insight or epiphany) as a memory advantage,[1] but conflicting results exist as to where exactly it occurs in the […] read more

Darwin Gets Seasick

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Play: Can be played for the below effect, and then discarded.
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Effect: All other players must discard half (round down) of the cards in their hand.

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Charles Robert Darwin, FRS FRGS FLS FZS[2] (/ˈdɑːrwɪn/;[3] 12 February 1809 – 19 April 1882) was an Englishnaturalist and geologist,[4] best known for his contributions to evolutionary theory.[I] He established that allspecies of life have descended over time from common ancestors,[5] and in a joint publication with Alfred Russel Wallace introduced his scientific theory that this branching pattern […] read more

Human Influence

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Play: Play on a SPECIES card.
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Effect: The played SPECIES card is discarded immediately.

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Human impact on the environment or anthropogenic impact on the environment includes impacts on biophysical environments, biodiversity, and other resources.[1][2] The term anthropogenic designates an effect or object resulting from human activity. The term was first used in the technical sense by Russian geologist Alexey Pavlov, and was first used in English by British ecologist […] read more