New research out of Rutgers University-Newark, University of California San Diego, and the J. Craig Venter Institute shows that increased CO2 in oceans interfere with necessary iron intake in phytoplankton, which support ocean food chains and fisheries and help moderate CO2 levels. A team led by scientists from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of […]
(Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research) On the seafloor of the shallow coastal regions north of Siberia, microorganisms produce methane when they break down plant remains. If this greenhouse gas finds its way into the water, it can also become trapped in the sea ice that forms in these coastal waters.
New research from Florida Institute of Technology finds that fish born in marine reserves where fishing is prohibited grow to be larger, healthier and more successful at reproduction.
(Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution) Just like with humans, the skin on marine mammals serves as an important line of defense against pathogens in their environment. A new study sheds light on the skin microbiome--a group of microorganisms that live on skin--in healthy humpback whales, which could aid in future efforts to monitor their health.
(Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology) Subseabed CO2 storage is a potential future climate change mitigation technology. In a holistic approach, this study presents how leaking CO2 affects sandy seabed habitats and their inhabitants. Show More Summary
By Charles Lester, Researcher, Institute of Marine Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz. … and legal landscape for offshore oil development in California. No new oil leases have been approved off the California coast since 1984. Today a large majority of Californians believe that...
Working on a way to alleviate eutrophication in coastal waters, a research collaboration between Kumamoto University in Japan and the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS) in the U.S. reports a combination of bacteria with the potential to lighten the impact of excess nitrogen found in many coastal water systems.
(Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research) On the basis of a unique global comparison of data from core samples extracted from the ocean floor and the polar ice sheets, AWI researchers have now demonstrated...Show More Summary
The Central Research Institute for Marine Electronics and Technology (CRIMET) will increase power of the new solid-fueled battery BTE-50K-E for air-independent powerplants; the power will grow from 50 kW up to 100 kW, a well-informed insider told Mil.Press Today.
(University of California - San Diego) Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego were part of an international team that for the first time used hydroacoustics as a method for comparing the abundance of fishes within and outside marine protected areas (MPAs).
Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego were part of an international team that for the first time used hydroacoustics as a method for comparing the abundance of fishes within and outside marine protected areas (MPAs).
Storm surges and tidal cycles caused record sea levels along the coast of the Netherlands last year, a Dutch marine institute has found. "The level has been rising gradually since 1890 by about 0.2 cm per year due to the melting of the...Show More Summary
Storm surges and tidal cycles caused record sea levels along the coast of the Netherlands last year, a Dutch marine institute has found.
A team of researchers with Saint Petersburg State University and the Institute of Experimental Medicine, both in Russia, has found that a left-side face-to-face preference seen in primates also extends to non-primate marine and terrestrial mammals, specifically walruses and Indian flying foxes. Show More Summary
(Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute) Forty percent of the world's 2.5 billion people live in coastal cities and towns. A team including Smithsonian marine biologists just released 25 years of data about the health of Caribbean coasts from the Caribbean Coastal Marine Productivity Program (CARICOMP).
Dr. Katja Mintenbeck, marine biologist at Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, conducted a meta analysis as part of BIOACID. Results from more than 500 studies about effects of ocean acidification and warming were entered in a data base and analysed in relation to various research questions. Species from tropical and […]
Prof. Hans-Otto Pörtner, marine biologist at Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, is both co-coordinator of BIOACID and co-chair of Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The IPCC provides the scientific basis for the negotiations on climate change and the climate goals that are set to […]
Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego have made a discovery with potential human health impacts in a parchment tubeworm, the marine invertebrate Chaetopterus sp., that resides in muddy coastal seafloors.
(University of Tasmania - Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies) In a world-first, a research team of Australian and international scientists has used data collected by satellites and an ocean model to explain and predict biodiversity on the Antarctic seafloor.
Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) researchers at the National Sea Simulator partnered with BioQuest Studios to capture the absolutely magical process of coral spawning within the aquarium waters. This breakthrough offers hope for the future of the Great Barrier Reef, which has been slowly dying off to coral bleaching. The National Sea Simulator is...