[Australia] Researchers say they have solved one of the biggest questions in science — how did humans and animals appear on Continue reading Algae explosion 650 million years ago is why we’re here today, ANU researchers say
[China, USA] China’s rapid ascent to global economic superpower is taking a toll on some of its ancient ways. For millennia, people have Continue reading Increasing factory and auto emissions disrupt natural cycle in East China Sea
[USA] A new study from the Scripps Institute of Oceanography in La Jolla, California, shows the molecular machinery that helps move Continue reading Study shows how marine microbes recycle iron from the debris of dead algae
[USA] The Great Lakes Research Consortium has awarded $44,819.00 for research projects that will investigate vitamin B deficiency in Lake Ontario fish, Continue reading Grants fund studies of fish ailment, algal blooms, food web
[Canada] “I tell my students that when they swim on a coral reef, they are actually swimming through fish pee,” says Isabelle Côté. Their typical response? “Ew, that’s gross.” Continue reading Are invasive lionfish disrupting nutrient balance and food web?
[Norway]Though it can be hard to imagine that cold, barren-looking glaciers are conducive to life, glaciers are actually teeming with organisms. Continue reading The microscopic life of glaciers
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Single-celled algae that grow into transient, miles-wide expanses are prominent players in oceanic food webs. But tinier organisms—viruses lethal to these algae— can take down massive algal blooms just as quickly, according to results published today… Continue reading Viral Demise of an Algal Bloom
They are amongst the most numerous inhabitants of the sea: tiny haptophytes of the type Emiliania huxleyi. Not visible to the naked eye, when they are in bloom in spring, they form square kilometer sized patches, they are even visible on satellite images… Continue reading Short circuit in the food web