[Global] The ocean never ceases to surprise us, even in waters we’ve studied for decades.
[USA] For corals, color is more than superficial. Across the tropical Pacific, one species of reef-building coral, known as rice coral, comes Continue reading Coral color is more than cosmetic
[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
[Global] Phosphates are chemical compounds that contain phosphorous, a key nutrient that both plants and animals use for Continue reading Extraction of phosphate from the Atlantic Ocean endangers marine ecosystem
[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
[USA] California State University faculty researchers find that marine plants could play a big role in reducing ocean acidification, a Continue reading Could seaweed save california’s coast?
[Japan] The archipelago of Yaeyama is a group of 11 islands where the stars shine brightly. However, beneath the beautiful appearance Continue reading The coral reef of Yaeyama Archipelago in Japan may extinct
[Japan] Researchers in Japan have identified the first spontaneous mutant coral symbiont alga to not maintain a symbiotic relationship Continue reading New mutant coral symbiont alga able to switch symbiosis off
[Australia] Both marine and freshwater species are affected by acidifying water in ways that disrupt the entire food web, scientists warn. Continue reading Rising CO2 levels threaten aquatic life, studies show