News tagged with marine biology

Nutrients, viruses and the biological carbon pump

Adding nutrients to the sea could decrease viral infection rates among phytoplankton and enhance the efficiency of the biological pump, a means by which carbon is transferred from the atmosphere to the deep ocean, according ...

dateJun 30, 2010 in Other
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Damselfish 'garden' algae

A species of damselfish, Stegastes nigricans, selectively weed the algal gardens on which they feed in order to encourage the growth of their preferred algal species of Polysiphonia and suppress the growth ...

dateJun 17, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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Seabed biodiversity in oxygen minimum zones

Some regions of the deep ocean floor support abundant populations of organisms, despite being overlain by water that contains very little oxygen, according to an international study led by scientists at the ...

dateMar 24, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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Where do puffins go in the winter?

A recent increase in winter mortality in Atlantic puffins could be due to worsening conditions within the North Sea, according to new findings published in the scientific journal Marine Biology. The study used geolocation techno ...

dateJan 08, 2010 in Ecology
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