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[Japan] Out at sea, a scientist holds a plankton sample up to the light and observes the shimmering contents. This sparkling spectacle is Continue reading Symbiotic plankton: providers or parasites?
[Global] The ocean never ceases to surprise us, even in waters we’ve studied for decades.
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[China] China has issued order to shut down all the Spirulina production sites around Chenghai lake.
[India] In a few weeks from now, the seasonal forecast for the Indian summer monsoon will be announced. Among various parameters Continue reading How microscopic marine algae impact global climate and the Indian monsoon
[Global] Glacier surfaces around the world often host active communities of specialized organisms, including annelids in Alaska, Continue reading “Watermelon snow” on glaciers: sustaining life in colour
[New Zealand] Three moss balls that “have the potential to ruin the lakes and rivers of New Zealand” remain out in the community after Continue reading Illegal moss balls brought into NZ by artist ‘have potential to ruin’ lakes and rivers – judge
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[Global] Seaweeds create a chemical microenvironment at their surface, providing refuge for calcifying organisms that are at risk Continue reading Seaweeds shelter calcifying marine life from acidifying oceans