Posts Tagged Phytoplankton

Mystery of Green Icebergs May Soon Be Solved…

Researchers have proposed a new idea that may explain why some Antarctic icebergs are tinged emerald green rather than the normal blue, potentially solving a decades-long scientific mystery… Read the article here at enn.com: https://www.enn.com/articles/56954-mystery-of-green-icebergs-may-soon-be-solved Advertisements

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Alien Waters: Neighboring Seas Are Flowing into a Warming Arctic Ocean…

The “Atlantification” and “Pacification” of the Arctic has begun. As warmer waters stream into an increasingly ice-free Arctic Ocean, new species — from phytoplankton to whales — have the potential to upend this sensitive polar environment… Read the article here at Yale Environment 360: https://e360.yale.edu/features/alien-waters-neighboring-seas-are-flowing-into-a-warming-arctic-ocean

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How climate change will affect energy flows in ocean ecosystems… 

From tiny phytoplankton to massive tuna… Article on sciencedaily.com

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How Growing Sea Plants Can Help Slow Ocean Acidification by Nicola Jones: Yale Environment 360…

“Researchers are finding that kelp, eelgrass, and other vegetation can effectively absorb CO2 and reduce acidity in the ocean. Growing these plants in local waters, scientists say, could help mitigate the damaging impacts of acidification on marine life…” Source e360.yale.edu (Yale Environment 360): How Growing Sea Plants Can Help Slow Ocean Acidification by Nicola Jones: […]

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Giant icebergs play key role in removing carbon dioxide from atmosphere…

Summary: Giant icebergs are responsible for storing up to 20 percent of carbon in the Southern Ocean, a new study has found. The Southern Ocean plays a significant part in the global carbon cycle, and is responsible for approximately 10 per cent of the ocean’s total carbon sequestration through a mixture of biologically driven and […]

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Failing phytoplankton, failing oxygen: Global warming disaster could suffocate life on planet Earth…

Source: sciencedaily.com Summary: Falling oxygen levels caused by global warming could be a greater threat to the survival of life on planet Earth than flooding, according to new research. Read the article here: Failing phytoplankton, failing oxygen: Global warming disaster could suffocate life on planet Earth

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Floating robots primed for release to capture elusive ocean data…

The following article was posted on theguardian.com: Floating robots primed for release to capture elusive ocean data… Summary: …scientists are releasing floating robots across the Indian Ocean in an attempt to gather previously unattainable biological data…

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Seeding our seas…

(from Caribbean News Now…) Ocean fertilization is a technique whereby swaths of ocean are “seeded” with iron to promote the growth of phytoplankton (microscopic plants that form the base of the marine food chain), and is one of several promising geo-engineering techniques that could help mitigate global warming… Read more here: EarthTalk: Seeding our seas… […]

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