marine ecosystem

Overgrown algae smothering coral reef


September 20th, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) Overfishing and nitrate pollution can destroy coral reefs by allowing an overgrowth of algae that can choke off oxygen and disrupt helpful bacteria.These "macroalgae," or large ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

China moves to protect Bohai Bay


December 28th, 2011 - 9:03 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 28 (IANS) China plans to enforce strict measures to prevent damage from the offshore oil drilling to the fragile ecosystem of the Bohai Bay.Liu Cigui, director of the ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

India develops technology to fight aliens in the sea


June 12th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Dona Paula (Goa), June 12 (IANS) India has developed an eco-friendly technology to treat sea water brought in by cargo ships into our domain, bringing along with it alien organisms ... Read more...

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Global warming ‘affecting food chain, carbon cycling in Arctic Ocean’


March 3rd, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): Over the past decade, the annual bloom of phytoplankton in the Arctic Ocean has been arriving earlier each year - a change that could hurt the marine food ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Experts look at ways to use sea cucumbers’ potential in saving our seas


February 3rd, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 3 (ANI): Researchers at the Newcastle University, UK, are investigating how to use sea cucumbers in developing a more sustainable way of farming in the sea.Sea cucumbers are not only ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Fossil haul shows life’s recovery after near-extinction


December 23rd, 2010 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 23 (IANS) A newly-discovered treasure trove of ancient fossils has given a big boost to scientists' efforts to understand how life on the Earth recovered from the most catastrophic mass ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Ocean’s colour can change hurricane patterns: Study


August 14th, 2010 - 3:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 14 (ANI): A new research indicates that a change in the color of ocean waters could have a drastic effect on the prevalence of hurricanes.In a simulation of such a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Giant Undersea Volcano Discovered In Indonesian Coast


July 17th, 2010 - 7:52 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri July 17, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a recent development, a large sized undersea volcano has been discovered off Indonesia coast. It was discovered by chance by a team that was conducting ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Oil spills raise toxic arsenic levels in ocean


July 3rd, 2010 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (IANS) Oil spills can raise levels of toxic arsenic in the ocean, creating an additional long-term threat to the marine ecosystem, according to new research. Arsenic is a poisonous chemical ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Oil spills increase arsenic levels in the ocean: Study


July 3rd, 2010 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 3 (ANI): A new research has found that oil spills can increase levels of toxic arsenic in the ocean, creating an additional long-term threat to the marine ecosystem.Arsenic is a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

UAE launches campaign to conserve fish stocks


April 25th, 2010 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, April 25 (IANS/WAM) A campaign was launched to conserve fish stocks in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Conservation groups say rising demand for seafood has resulted in 80 percent decline ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Japan to help UAE save its marine ecosystem


April 11th, 2010 - 11:33 am ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, April 11 (IANS/WAM) Japan will help the United Arab Emirates in carrying out a coral reef restoration programme in the country's coastal areas. Coral settlement devices, developed by Mineo Okamoto ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Loggerhead Turtles May Be Put In Endangered Category


March 12th, 2010 - 7:59 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Mar 12, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The loggerheads turtles may be put in endangered species list if a federal government recommendation is made effective, certain sources have reported. The recommendation was made ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Habitat conservation can revitalize once-depleted marine ecosystems


February 22nd, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 22 (ANI): A new research has indicated that habitat conservation can revitalize once-depleted marine ecosystems.If reports are anything to go by, the marine ecosystems of the Gulf of California are ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Singapore waging clandestine “Sand War” against neighbours


February 13th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Feb. 13 (ANI): Singapore is reportedly hired smugglers to steal entire beaches from neighbouring countries under the cover of night. The island city-state's size has increased by over 20 per ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Coral reefs may be affected due to sea warming


December 24th, 2009 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 24 (IANS) Coral reefs, the most diverse marine habitat that support half-a-million species, may start losing dominance from Indian seas starting 2030 following increase in sea temperature, says a ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Penguins, sea lions help map marine ecosystem


November 17th, 2009 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 17 (IANS) The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) and BirdLife International have released the first-ever comprehensive atlas of the Patagonian Sea -- a globally important but poorly understood South American marine ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Human impacts and environmental factors changing northwest Atlantic ecosystem


September 2nd, 2009 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 2 (ANI): A new report by researchers at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has determined that human impacts and environmental factors are changing the northwest Atlantic ecosystem.According to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Guantanamo Bay teems with rich wildlife


April 4th, 2009 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 4 (ANI): Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, may be notorious for housing detainees, but few know that the region is a rich ecosystem, where plants and animals found only in Cuba ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Microbes in coastal mudflats can clean up oil spill chemicals


March 30th, 2009 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 30 (ANI): A new research has indicated that micro-organisms occurring naturally in coastal mudflats have an essential role to play in cleaning up pollution by breaking down petrochemical residues.The ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Atlantic snails increasing dramatically in size


March 25th, 2009 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 25 (ANI): A biologist has discovered that the shell lengths of northwest Atlantic Ocean snails have increased by 22.6 per cent over the past century.We found a dramatic increase ... Read more...

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Indo-German ocean experiment begins despite protests


January 29th, 2009 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Jan 29 (IANS) While a joint German-Indian "ocean fertilisation" experiment underway at the Southern Ocean is already drawing protests from environmentalists, a research report published Thursday in Nature has dealt another ... Read more...

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Iran opposes Caspian oil pipeline project


January 25th, 2009 - 5:21 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, Jan 25 (Xinhua) Iran has objected to the construction of an undersea oil pipeline linking Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan through the Caspian Sea, because it threatened the marine ecosystem, a media report ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Are snowy owls marine species?


December 11th, 2008 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 11 (IANS) Wildlife studies could prompt a radical re-think on how the snowy owl fits into the northern ecosystem. "Six of the adult females that we followed in a satellite ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Conservation zones in the wrong place to protect coral reefs from global warming


August 27th, 2008 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 27 (ANI): A new research has warned that conservation zones are in the wrong place to protect vulnerable coral reefs from the effects of global warming.The research, carried out ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Census of marine life lists 122,500 known species residing in the sea


June 26th, 2008 - 1:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 26 (ANI): Soon, the world will get to know the total number of creatures that reside in the sea, thanks to the launch of the World Register of Marine ... Read more...

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