Cutting down trees in the Amazon affects more than just land animals. What does it mean for the deep ocean?
Marine vertebrates have different functions in reef ecosystems – what would happen if they disappeared?
Eating with your eyes first is something seabirds also do – but climate change is making this more difficult.
Scientists explore how zooplankton perceive light when they migrate throughout the day.
How do benthic communities help stabilize the sediment and prevent erosion?
It’s hard to grow up during the polar night—but a lot of zooplankton do it anyway!
A study of eelgrass adaptive capacity indicates that they may be resilient to rising ocean temperatures.
Reference: Font-Muñoz, J. S., Sourisseau, M., Cohen-Sánchez, A., Tuval, I., & Basterretxea, G. (2021). Pelagic diatoms communicate through synchronized beacon…
We all know how important trees are for maintaining healthy terrestrial ecosystems - but how do they impact marine environments?
Baleen whales eat a lot. Can their appetites help marine ecosystems recover from overfishing?
We don’t appreciate furry friends disrupting our gardens, but in the ocean, otters may be key for eelgrass ecosystem health.
On average Tuna, Great White Sharks, and other warm-blooded fish swim faster than their cold-blooded counterparts
Hydrothermal vent fluids support an intriguing food web, and unicellular protistan predators play an outsized role.
Massive Southern Ocean phytoplankton bloom fed by iron of possible hydrothermal origin There are vast areas in the oceans that…
As Shark Week draws to a close, take a minute to check out how sharks are boosting ecotourism in Mexico.
We all know plastic pollution is a growing problem in our oceans harming sea creatures and covering beaches. What is…
Citation: Sibert, E. C., & Rubin, L. D. (2021). An early Miocene extinction in pelagic sharks. Science, 372(6546), 1105-1107. 10.1126/science.aaz3549 Fossilized remains…
Last month, President Biden announced that the US will be turning to offshore wind farms (OWFs) to meet the growing…
Have you ever wanted to help do marine science research? Marine protected areas could use your help!
In 2014, kelp forest ecosystems in northern California essentially disappeared. The reasons for the loss are now clear to scientists,…