marine ecology News

  • Company Expands with new Field Biologist

    Marine Ecology Consulting is pleased to announce that operations are so busy that they have expanded. Ms Chinnamma Reddy Ms Reddy graduated from the University of the South Pacific in April 2006 with honours in Marine Biology. The following 6 months have been occupied as a Graduate Intern within the company. This has involved field work on EIA's, monitoring of tourism properties and statistical ...

  • Eutrophication affects diversity of algae

    Eutrophication of the seas may have an impact on genetic variation in algae, research at the University of Gothenburg shows. Phytoplankton provide the basis for the whole marine food chain. These microscopic organisms are common in coastal areas, all the way from the polar regions to the Equator, and multiply through cell division. If cells are present in the water mass in large numbers an algal ...


    By ScienceDaily

  • Baltic Earth research programme takes more durable form

    The Earth System Science programme called Baltic Earth is now entering a permanent phase after an initial year of development. Baltic Earth enables researchers to co-ordinate transnational research around the Baltic Sea. The programme is led by Markus Meier of the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI) and Anna Rutgersson of Uppsala University, as chair and vice-chair ...

  • Bioprotect - Screening, Fish & Jellyfish

    A continuous supply of seawater is essential for the operation of every coastal industrial plant. In the past period, high-density patches of jellyfish have again been observed at sea along the Omani coastline. This had a significant impact on coastal industries in Oman. In response to the risk, we have formed a group of expert companies (H2O Biofouling Solutions, Five Oceans Environmental ...

  • Searching for the elements needed for low-carbon technology on the sea-floor

    Today the Royal Research ship (RRS) James Cook will embark on an expedition to discover new sources of the rare metals, critical for low carbon technologies. This forty day investigation will use robotic submarines, autonomous seafloor instruments and drilling to answer questions about what controls the formation of these marine mineral deposits on the floor of the North East Atlantic. Chief ...

  • Link discovered between extreme weather event and marine ecological change

    Plymouth scientists have discovered evidence of a direct link between extreme weather events associated with climate change and episodic changes to the ecological conditions and processes of the marine environment of the Western English Channel. These modifications could have significant implications on how our coastal seas function in the future and ultimately, on the goods and services provided ...


    By Plymouth Marine Laboratory

  • Sunscreens release metals and nutrients into seawater

    Beachgoers are becoming increasingly aware of the potentially harmful effects UV filters from sunscreens can have on coral and other marine organisms when the protective lotions wash off their bodies into the ocean. Now, researchers have studied how sunscreens release different compounds -- trace metals and inorganic nutrients -- into Mediterranean seawater, with unknown effects on marine ...


    By ScienceDaily

  • Sunscreens release metals and nutrients into seawater

    Beachgoers are becoming increasingly aware of the potentially harmful effects UV filters from sunscreens can have on coral and other marine organisms when the protective lotions wash off their bodies into the ocean. Now, researchers have studied how sunscreens release different compounds -- trace metals and inorganic nutrients -- into Mediterranean seawater, with unknown effects on marine ...


    By ScienceDaily

  • NRDC’s Karen Garrison to receive highest award for ocean conservation

    Karen Garrison, oceans champion and co-director of the Natural Resources Defense Council’s Ocean Program, will be recognized today as a 2013 “Hero of the Seas” by the prestigious Peter Benchley Ocean Awards. Presented by Blue Frontier Campaign, the award, which is named for Jaws author and long-time shark advocate Peter Benchley, ...

  • Japan opts for massive, costly sea wall to fend off tsunamis

    Four years after a towering tsunami ravaged much of Japan's northeastern coast, efforts to fend off future disasters are focusing on a nearly 400-kilometer (250-mile) chain of cement sea walls, at places nearly five stories high. Opponents of the 820 billion yen ($6.8 billion) plan argue that the massive concrete barriers will damage marine ecology and scenery, hinder vital fisheries and actually ...


    By Associated Press

  • Postdoctoral Fellow - Marine protistan ecology and evolution

    This position has a duration of one year, with a possible extension depending on job performance and funding. Microbes play fundamental roles in all ocean ecology. Our primary focus is on eukaryotic phytoplankton, and variations in the communities of bacteria, archaea and heterotrophic eukaryotes, as well as viruses, that accompany different phytoplankton taxa. To investigate these complex ...

  • NOC to support Madagascan adaptation to climate change

    NOC scientists will be using global ocean models to identify the most effective way for low income countries, such as Madagascar, to adapt to climate change. For example, ocean warming model projections will help identify the future risk of coral bleaching, which enables planning for the impact on the fisheries and tourism that depend on the reef. The NOC is playing a key role in this pioneering ...

  • WESTON EXPERTS TO PROVIDE SOLUTIONS AT ORLANDO STORMWATER CONFERENCE

    WEST CHESTER, Pa. – June 27, 2005 –Weston Solutions, Inc. (WESTON ® ) announced today that five experts from its Carlsbad , CA office will present ...


    By Weston Solutions, Inc

  • Pacific Coral Reefs Dying Faster Than Expected

    CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina, August 7, 2007 (ENS) – The central and western Pacific Ocean contains 75 percent of the world's coral reefs and the world's highest coral diversity, but corals in this region are vanishing much more rapidly than previously thought, according to research that will be published tomorrow. The reefs are disappearing at a rate of one percent per year, a ...

  • Tasmanian scientists expand their view of the ocean

    The technology is being provided through the new Tasmanian science node of the Australian Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) which is being launched today at CSIRO in Hobart. “The ocean waters and habitats surrounding Tasmania are important to the state’s economic wellbeing, yet are poorly understood,” IMOS Director, Tim Moltmann, said. “This complex environment has ...

  • Shipping emissions can lead to high local ocean acidification

    Strong acids formed from shipping emissions can produce seasonal ‘hot spots’ of ocean acidification, a recent study finds. These hot spots, in ocean areas close to busy shipping lanes, could have negative effects on local marine ecology and commercially farmed seafood species. Oceans have become more acidic since pre-industrial times. The average global ocean pH – which ...

  • Environment: Commission welcomes EP vote on the Marine Strategy Directive

    The European Commission welcomes the European Parliament's second reading vote on the directive to protect the marine environment which confirms the recent agreement negotiated between the Portuguese presidency and the Parliament. The objective of the agreement is to achieve the good environmental status for the European Union's marine waters of by 2020. It confirms the strong commitment of all ...

  • GEI Enhances Contaminated Sediments Practice with Shoreline Work

    GEI Consultants, Inc.,one of the nation's leading geotechnical, environmental, water resources, and ecological science and engineering firms announced today the accelerated growth of its national Contaminated Sediments Practice. The company has strengthened its offerings both through acquisition and the hire of a number of senior experts and mid-level technical staff in waste engineering, marine ...


    By GEI Consultants, Inc.,

  • NIWA scientists head to Antarctica

    More than a dozen NIWA scientists are heading to Antarctica in the next couple of months as the crucial weather window opens for the summer season of research above, on and under the ice. It's a busy time for the scientists who need to make the most of the coming months when the harsh environment is at its most hospitable. The largest NIWA effort this year involves seven staff conducting marine ...

  • Predicting the future of oceans - UBC and Nippon Foundation partnership

    University of British Columbia researchers have launched a $13-million, nine-year research program with Japan's Nippon Foundation (NF) to study the future of the world's oceans and to monitor the impact of human activities on seafood resources. With support from the Foundation's Marine Affairs Department, the NF-UBC Nereus - Predicting the Future Ocean program at the UBC Fisheries Centre will ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

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