News tagged with marine ecosystems

Tracking marine food sources

Oceans cover nearly 75 percent of the earth's surface and have always been an important source of food and resources. Yet overfishing, pollution and mismanagement threaten marine ecosystems and thus one of ...

dateDec 04, 2013 in Ecology
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Ocean and climate: The new theory

Is this the end of a scientific paradigm on the effects of climate change? It would seem that global warming is not intensifying the rise of cold deep water, a phenomenon known as 'upwelling', characteristic ...

dateOct 14, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Solving the seagrass crisis

The world's seagrass meadows are in diabolical trouble – but Australian scientists say we can still save them if we act early, even as sea levels rise.

dateSep 24, 2013 in Environment
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Where can coral reefs relocate to escape the heat?

Fossil fuel emissions are impacting corals through high temperatures which can cause their deaths and ocean acidification which makes it difficult for them to produce their skeletons. In a study published today in Global Ch ...

dateAug 29, 2013 in Environment
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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 ...

dateJul 18, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Stop marine pollution to protect kelp forests

(Phys.org) —University of Adelaide marine biologists have found that reducing nutrient pollution in coastal marine environments should help protect kelp forests from the damaging effects of rising CO2.

dateJul 17, 2013 in Environment
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