News tagged with food chains

First atlas on oceanic plankton

In an international collaborative project, scientists have recorded the times, places and concentrations of oceanic plankton occurrences worldwide. Their data has been collected in a global atlas that covers organisms from ...

dateJul 18, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Image: Phytoplankton Bloom in the Norwegian Sea

(Phys.org) —The waters off Iceland rank among the world's most productive fisheries. The reason for the abundance is an ample supply of phytoplankton, the base of the marine food chain. Like any plant, microscopic phytoplankton ...

dateJul 16, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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UN warns of jellyfish 'vicious circle' in Med

The United Nations on Thursday warned overfishing in the Mediterranean was boosting jellyfish, which reduce stocks further and it called for jellyfish to be used in food, medicine and cosmetics.

dateMay 30, 2013 in Ecology
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Australia pushes for ocean 'fertilisation' ban

Australia said it was pushing for a ban Thursday of any commercial use of a pioneering technique to reduce the impacts of climate change by "fertilising" the world's oceans with iron, warning of significant risks.

dateMay 16, 2013 in Environment
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