News tagged with aquatic ecosystem

Ghosts of past diseases shape species evolution

Parasites and diseases are major elements of the environment that affect animal populations. The new findings show evidence that infections in one generation can affect the survival and growth of a subsequent generation that ...

dateMar 22, 2017 in Evolution
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Road salt alternatives alter aquatic ecosystems

Organic additives found in road salt alternatives—such as those used in the commercial products GeoMelt and Magic Salt—act as a fertilizer to aquatic ecosystems, promoting the growth of algae and organisms that eat algae, ...

dateFeb 28, 2017 in Ecology
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Ocean 'dead zones' a growing disaster for fish

Falling ocean oxygen levels due to rising temperatures and influence from human activities such as agrochemical use is an increasingly widespread problem. Considering that the sea floors have taken more than 1,000 years to ...

dateApr 09, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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