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Estimating the feeding habits of corals may offer new insights on resilient reefs

Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego and colleagues have found that corals living in more productive waters...

Genetic diversity helps protect against disease

So much for survival of the fittest - diversity is the key: a team of researchers from the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland...

The gypsum gravity chute: A phytoplankton-elevator to the ocean floor

Tiny gypsum crystals can make phytoplankton so heavy that they rapidly sink, hereby transporting large quantities of carbon to the ocean's depths. Experts from...

Key biological mechanism is disrupted by ocean acidification

A team led by scientists from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego and the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI)...

Robots aid better understanding of phytoplankton blooms

Phytoplankton blooms are one of the most important factors contributing to the efficiency of the carbon pump in the North Atlantic Ocean. To better...

Does nitrogen in lakes have impact on algal blooms?

Lakes suffering from harmful algal blooms may not respond to reduced, or even discontinued, artificial nitrogen loading. Many blue-green algae responsible for algal blooms...