News tagged with marine environment

Strengthening passive sampling of nonpolar chemicals

Passive sampling is a valuable technique for monitoring concentration levels of hydrophobic persistent organic pollutants (POPs) in the marine environment. New guidelines for the determination of partition coefficients between ...

dateOct 26, 2017 in Polymers
shares6 comments 0

Day of reckoning for marine invaders

For centuries, marine species have moved around either by hitching ride on the hulls of ships or as stowaways in ballast water. In many instances, species have been deliberately introduced for aquaculture or other commercial ...

dateSep 01, 2017 in Ecology
shares2 comments 0

Scientists uncover factors that shape sea life

On its 50th anniversary, the landmark theory of island biogeography—the study of the distribution of species on islands over time—expands from land to sea with fascinating results. A team of researchers led by Dr. Hudson ...

dateAug 30, 2017 in Ecology
shares46 comments 0

'Weedy' fish species to take over our future oceans

University of Adelaide researchers have for the first time demonstrated that the ocean acidification expected in the future will reduce fish diversity significantly, with small 'weedy' species dominating marine environments.

dateJul 06, 2017 in Ecology
shares42 comments 0