News tagged with marine organisms

Blue light culprit in red tide blooms

Each year, phytoplankton blooms known as "red tides" kill millions of fish and other marine organisms and blanket vast areas of coastal water around the world. Though the precise causes of red tides remain a mystery, a team ...

dateFeb 23, 2012 in Biochemistry
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Even in winter, life persists in Arctic Seas

Despite brutal cold and lingering darkness, life in the frigid waters off Alaska does not grind to a halt in the winter as scientists previously suspected. According to preliminary results from a National Science Foundation- ...

dateFeb 22, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Unprecedented, man-made trends in ocean's acidity

Recent carbon dioxide emissions have pushed the level of seawater acidity far above the range of the natural variability that existed for thousands of years, affecting the calcification rates of shell-forming organism. These ...

dateJan 22, 2012 in Environment
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