News tagged with aquatic organisms

Ocean 'dead zones' a growing disaster for fish

Falling ocean oxygen levels due to rising temperatures and influence from human activities such as agrochemical use is an increasingly widespread problem. Considering that the sea floors have taken more than 1,000 years to recover from past eras of low ox ...

dateApr 09, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Marine life assists forensic efforts

Aquatic organisms can play a role in explaining events surrounding the presence of human remains found in a water environment, according to a University of Western Australia expert.

dateJun 24, 2014 in Ecology
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Water conditions affected by insect extinction

Because of the large effects that humanity has on nature, species are already becoming extinct at rates never seen before due to increased farming, urbanization, and industrialization. Even protected natural ...

dateDec 10, 2013 in Environment
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How tiny organisms make a big impact on clean water

Nearly every body of water, from a puddle or a pond to a vast ocean, contains microscopic organisms that live attached to rocks, plants, and animals. These so-called sessile suspension feeders are critical to aquatic ecosystems ...

dateOct 15, 2013 in Biochemistry
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Morphing manganese

An often-overlooked form of manganese, an element critical to many life processes, is far more prevalent in ocean environments than previously known, according to a study led by University of Delaware researchers ...

dateAug 22, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Alpine lakes reflect climate change

Increases in temperature as a result of climate change are mirrored in lake waters where temperatures are also on the rise. A new study, by Dr. Martin Dokulil, retired researcher from the Institute for Limnology at the University ...

dateJun 06, 2013 in Environment
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