Telecommunications networks span the globe, allowing people to quickly and effortlessly exchange information. Undersea chemical communication among marine life is just as complex, but not as well understood.
Coral reefs are among the most biologically diverse, complex and productive ecosystems on the planet. Most of coral reef biodiversity consists of tiny organisms living deep within the three-dimensional reef matrix.
According to recent research led by the University of British Columbia, the capacity of coral reefs to offer ecosystem services, which are depended upon by millions of people around the world, has dropped by half since the 1950s.
The cold polar oceans give rise to some of the largest food webs on Earth. And at their base are microscopic, photosynthetic algae.
The Australian Koala Foundation (AKF) has today release alarming figures showing our nation’s most loved creature is in rapid decline. Since 2018, there has been an estimated 30% decline in Koalas across Australia,...
Fish can drown. While it may not seem like it, fish do require oxygen to breathe; it's just that they get what they need from the oxygen dissolved in water rather than in the air.
Global warming is likely to cause abrupt changes to important algal communities because of shifting biodiversity 'break point' boundaries in the oceans – according to research from the University of East Anglia and the Earlham Institute.
New research at the University of Alaska Fairbanks shows that the fluctuations of major wind and ocean circulation systems can temporarily accelerate or reverse the rate of ocean acidification in the Gulf of Alaska.
It has been known for some time that seagrass meadows absorb nutrients and are thus able to prevent over-fertilization and algal blooms. In addition, their important role as a marine carbon sink is also increasingly being recognized, which means they can minimise the greenhouse effect.
Many species will become extinct as a consequence of global warming. This is the prediction of a mathematical model developed at Linköping University, Sweden, presented in Nature Communications.