News tagged with marine ecosystems

Whale poop pumps up ocean health

Whale feces -- should you be forced to consider such matters -- probably conjure images of, well, whale-scale hunks of crud, heavy lumps that sink to the bottom. But most whales actually deposit waste that floats at the surface ...

Oct 12, 2010 5 / 5 (10) 0 | with audio podcast

Remote Hawaii atoll corals suffer some bleaching

(AP) -- Corals at remote atolls northwest of the main Hawaiian islands suffered some bleaching this summer as ocean temperatures rose to higher-than-normal levels for a couple of weeks, but they were spared the large-scale ...

Sep 30, 2010 5 / 5 (1) 0

Microbes on the menu

The functioning of marine ecosystems depends on the size and flavor of microbes at the base of the food chain. Changes to the Earth's atmosphere might rearrange that microscopic menu. Microbes that currently ...

Jul 28, 2010 1 / 5 (1) 0