Researchers find 'bipolar' marine bacteria, refuting 'everything is everywhere' idea
In another blow to the "Everything is Everywhere" tenet of bacterial distribution in the ocean, scientists at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) have found "bipolar" species of bacteria that occur in ...
Earth still absorbing about half carbon dioxide emissions produced by people: study
Earth's oceans, forests and other ecosystems continue to soak up about half the carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere by human activities, even as those emissions have increased, according to a study ...
Ocean's harmful low-oxygen zones growing, are sensitive to small changes in climate
(PhysOrg.com) -- Fluctuations in climate can drastically affect the habitability of marine ecosystems, according to a new study by UCLA scientists that examined the expansion and contraction of low-oxygen ...
Dynasty of plankton-eating giants from Age of Dinosaurs revealed in new study
(PhysOrg.com) -- Giant plankton-eating fish filled the prehistoric seas for more than 100 million years before they were wiped out in the same event that killed off the dinosaurs, new fossil evidence claims.
Beyond sunlight: Explorers census 17,650 ocean species between edge of darkness and black abyss (w/ Video)
Census of Marine Life scientists have inventoried an astonishing abundance, diversity and distribution of deep sea species that have never known sunlight - creatures that somehow manage a living in a frigid ...
Fundamental marine ecosystem change during rapid climate change events
(Phys.org) —Marine ecosystems – especially in nutrient-starved areas of the ocean – are very sensitive to abrupt climate change, according to new research from the University of Bristol.
Local factors cause dramatic spikes in coastal ocean acidity
(Phys.org) —A new Duke University-led study has documented dramatic, natural short-term increases in acidity in a North Carolina estuary.
How climate change affects microbial life below the seafloor
Traces of past microbial life in sediments off the coast of Peru document how the microbial ecosystem under the seafloor has responded to climate change over hundreds of thousands of years. For more than ...
Climate change will upset vital ocean chemical cycles
New research from the University of East Anglia shows that rising ocean temperatures will upset natural cycles of carbon dioxide, nitrogen and phosphorous.
Sea-floor microbes may be affected by ailing shrimp in acidified oceans
Disrupting just one process in the important relationship between microbes and bigger plants and animals that live in ocean floor sediment may have knock-on effects that could reduce the productivity of coastal ...
Prehistoric giant fish could grow more than 16 metres long
The skeletal remains of the biggest fish ever to have swum the seas have revealed just how massive the prehistoric creature could grow.
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 ...
Glimpse into the future of acidic oceans shows ecosystems transformed
Ocean acidification may create an impact similar to extinction on marine ecosystems, according to a study released today by the University of California, Davis.
Global cooling as significant as global warming, research shows
A "cold snap" 116 million years ago triggered a similar marine ecosystem crisis to those witnessed in the past as a result of global warming, according to research published today in Nature Geoscience.