Scientists investigate global spread of stinging jellyfish

"Get it off of me! Get it off of me!" shrieked Mary Carman, a marine ecologist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) as she flailed knee deep in the bath-like water of Farm Pond on Martha's Vineyard. She was observing ...

Forest and sea residues strengthen the stomach

With the help of forest residues such as sawdust, branches and tops (GROT), and cellulose from sea squirts, researchers in Biochemical Process Engineering at Luleå University of Technology want to make our stomach to feel ...

The little squirt that can pack an environmental punch

The humble sea squirt may be diminutive in size and stature but according to UWA PhD student Tiffany Simpson introduced species of this strange looking animal have the potential to do big damage.

Researchers describe five new species of marine invertebrates

In a paper published in the January issue of the journal Zootaxa, Brazilian researchers described five new species of ascidians. Commonly known as sea squirts, ascidians are marine invertebrates that generally form permanently ...

Ocean acidification changes balance of biofouling communities

A new study of marine organisms that make up the 'biofouling community' - tiny creatures that attach themselves to ships' hulls and rocks in the ocean around the world - shows how they adapt to changing ocean acidification. ...

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