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Underwater ‘Cystoseira zosteroides’ forests, the Mediterranean algae, threatened by human activity impact

[Spain] The effects of an intense storm every twenty-five years could make the marine alga populations of Cystoseira zosteroides disappear Continue reading Underwater ‘Cystoseira zosteroides’ forests, the Mediterranean algae, threatened by human activity impact

Science just revealed the devastating impact we're going to have on our oceans

[Global] According to two new papers from universities in Australia and the United States, our oceans, and the animals living in them, might be in real trouble if we don’t cut back on our carbon dioxide emissions. Continue reading Science just revealed the devastating impact we're going to have on our oceans

Ocean Greens: The Least Deadliest Catch

In a food world that flips from fad superfood to superfood, an increasingly skeptical public has to ask which miracle crop has the staying power. In order to be called “the next Kale,” a food has to demonstrate not only exceptional Continue reading Ocean Greens: The Least Deadliest Catch

Ocean acidification slows algae growth in the Southern Ocean

Bremerhaven, 24 February 2015. In a recent study, scientists at the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), demonstrate for the first time that ocean acidification could have negative impacts on diatoms in the Southern Ocean. In laboratory tests they were able to observe that under changing light conditions, diatoms grow more slowly in Continue reading Ocean acidification slows algae growth in the Southern Ocean

Acidic ocean poses high economic risk in NJ

The ocean is becoming more acidic and that’s a growing issue for shellfish and those who make their living harvesting them, according to a new study.

New Jersey is one of 15 states with coastal communities at high risk of economic harm from ocean acidification, Continue reading Acidic ocean poses high economic risk in NJ

Research indicating Caribbean corals may be better equipped to tolerate climate change

[Australia] Corals may be better equipped to tolerate climate change than previously believed, according to research led by Griffith Continue reading Research indicating Caribbean corals may be better equipped to tolerate climate change

Ancient marine algae provides clues of climate change impact on today’s microscopic ocean organisms

A study of ancient marine algae, led by the University of Southampton, has found that climate change affected their growth and skeleton structure, which has potential significance for today’s equivalent microscopic organisms that play an important role in the world’s oceans. Continue reading Ancient marine algae provides clues of climate change impact on today’s microscopic ocean organisms