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July 23, 2016

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July 23, 2016

A 'Smart Dress' for Oil-Degrading Bacteria

July 22, 2016 — The modified polyelectrolyte-magnetite nanocoating was applied to functionalize the cell walls of oil decomposing bacteria Alcanivorax ... read more

Ocean Acidification: The Limits of Adaptation

July 20, 2016 — The most abundant single-celled calcifying alga of the world's oceans, Emiliania huxleyi is basically able to adapt to ocean acidification through evolution. However, the longest evolution ... read more

July 19, 2016 — Zebrafish are becoming more and more popular as a research model for human disease. Along with mice and humans, they are one of the most commonly studied animals in biomedical ... read more

July 12, 2016 — A new microscopic imaging system is revealing a never-before-seen view of the underwater world. Researchers have designed and built a diver-operated underwater microscope to study millimeter-scale ... read more

July 12, 2016 — Algae that live in and under the sea ice play a much greater role for the Arctic food web than previously assumed. In a new study, biologists show that not only animals that live directly under the ... read more

July 12, 2016 — Researchers warn of the negative impacts of rapid ocean warming and ocean acidification on coccolithophores, and consequently in the regulatory processes of atmospheric and ocean concentrations of ... read more

Marine Heatwave Triggers Dramatic Ecosystem Transition

July 7, 2016 — Rapid warming off the western coast of Australia has transformed large stretches of kelp forests into tropical and subtropical marine ecosystems, a new study ... read more

July 7, 2016 — The fossilised remnants of tube-like 'dwellings' which housed a primitive type of prehistoric sea worm on the ocean floor have been identified in a new study. According to researchers, the ... read more

July 7, 2016 — Littered cigarette butts may be an important source of metal contaminants leaching into the marine environment and potentially entering the food chain, suggests new ... read more

July 6, 2016 — Bamboo worms (family Maldanidae), whose segmentation resembles bamboo, are found in all marine regions. These worms have a reputation for being difficult to identify. However, two new species were ... read more

King Penguins Keep an Ear out for Predators

July 6, 2016 — Sleeping king penguins react differently to the sounds of predators than to non-predators and other sounds, when they are sleeping on the beach. Research has revealed that even asleep, these penguins ... read more

July 5, 2016 — Green turtles hatching en masse from their nests 'swamp' predators, allowing more individuals to reach the safety of the sea, new research ... read more

July 5, 2016 — Scientists have found evidence that ocean acidification caused by carbon emissions can prevent mussels attaching themselves to rocks and other substrates, making them easy targets for predators and ... read more

July 5, 2016 — A new article catalogs instances of venomous aquatic life, for the first time showing that venom has evolved 18 separate times in fresh and saltwater ... read more

July 5, 2016 — A new reconstruction of Antarctic ocean temperatures around the time the dinosaurs disappeared 66 million years ago supports the idea that one of the planet's biggest mass extinctions was due to ... read more

Scamming Nemo: How Cleaning Fish Are the 'Con-Men' of the Coral Reef

July 4, 2016 — Cleaner wrasse perform a cleaning service for coral reef fish -- namely eating parasites off their customer's skin. However, what the females of some species actually want is to lure in clients ... read more

July 1, 2016 — Frigate birds were already known for their ability to fly continuously for weeks without landing. A telemetric study of their trajectory and flight strategy has just revealed that they can remain ... read more

July 1, 2016 — Normally harmless bacteria can cause bleaching disease in seaweeds when the "trees of the ocean" become stressed by high water temperatures, researchers have discovered. Understanding these ... read more

June 30, 2016 — The molecular mechanisms which microalgae apply in order to switch from rapid cell division to growth-arrest during times of acute nutrient deficiency, researchers have ... read more

June 30, 2016 — When a team of researchers began listening in on seven sperm whales in the waters off the Azores, they discovered that the whales' characteristic tapping sounds serve as a form of individual ... read more

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