marine organisms

Marine life under threat from UV radiation


July 27th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 27 (IANS) Ultraviolet (UV) radiation, the latest threat to seas and oceans besides global warming and atmospheric carbon, is causing an alarming spike in deaths of marine animals ... Read more...

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Volcanic eruptions serve to sustain reefs


July 24th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 24 (IANS) Could the pumice, a light and porous volcanic rock, that surges into the ocean once a volcano erupts in Tonga or elsewhere in the south-west Pacific ... Read more...

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Researchers engineer ‘artificial’ jellyfish


July 23rd, 2012 - 5:21 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 23 (IANS) Researchers have now created silicone and living cardiac muscle cells into a freely swimming "jellyfish," thanks to advances in marine bio-mechanics, materials science, and tissue engineering.The ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Could corals survive more acidic oceans?


April 2nd, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 2 (IANS) Corals may yet be able to survive the acidification of the world's oceans, escaping the effects of climatic devastation.Researchers have identified a powerful internal mechanism that ... Read more...

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Carbon emissions speed up ocean acidification


January 23rd, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 23 (IANS) Manmade emissions over the last two centuries have already raised ocean acidity far beyond the range of natural variations, threatening important species of marine life. "In ... Read more...

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Carbon leaks shows what coral reef would be like in future


June 1st, 2011 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 1 (IANS) Natural carbon dioxide seeps have given scientists rare insights into what tropical coral reefs could look like if human-induced CO2 concentrations continue to rise unabated.At ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Seafood could carry toxic levels of mercury


April 28th, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 28 (IANS) That succulent lobster you order at a fancy restaurant might be carrying toxic levels of mercury.University of Alberta researchers found that harmless inorganic mercury, discharged by ... Read more...

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Pollution forms an invisible barrier for marine life


March 11th, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 11 (ANI): Rapidly growing human populations near the ocean are massively altering coastal water ecosystems, according to a new study.One of the most extensive human stressors is the discharge of ... Read more...

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Ocean acidification alters nitrogen cycling in world seas


December 21st, 2010 - 3:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 21 (ANI): Scientists say that increasing acidity in the sea's waters may fundamentally change how nitrogen is cycled in them.Nitrogen, one of the most important nutrients in the oceans, is ... Read more...

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Soon, houses built out of manmade ‘green’ coral!


November 10th, 2010 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): Scientists from several European universities are collaborating to develop a coral that could become an effective, carbon-negative way to "grow" walls.Researchers from the University of Greenwich, the University ... Read more...

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How noise pollution affects marine life


September 1st, 2010 - 2:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 1 (ANI): An international team of researchers has developed an approach that integrates advanced computing, X-ray CT scanners, and modern computational methods that give a 3D simulated look inside the ... Read more...

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Mud from deepest place on Earth could hold key to cures


August 3rd, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 3 (ANI): In a bid to search for new drug discoveries, researchers are using one of the world's most advanced microscopic scanners to study bacteria taken from mud samples recovered ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Authorities to protect coral reef in Tamil Nadu’s Gulf of Mannar


July 23rd, 2010 - 2:37 pm ICT by ANI
Ramanathapuram (Tamil Nadu), July 23 (ANI): Authorities at the Gulf of Mannar Marine National Park (GMMNP) in the Indian Ocean, situated on the Tamil Nadu Coast, will set up sea buoys to ... Read more...

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Underwater creatures may hold key to malaria cure


June 29th, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 29 (ANI): A research team, including an Indian-origin boffin, has revealed that sponges, sea worms and other underwater creatures may hold the key to cure for malaria.University of Central Florida ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Carbon dioxide dictated global climate patterns of the past


June 18th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): Carbon dioxide has played a predominant role in dictating global climate patterns, according to a new study.The research, led by Brown University, appears in the journal Science.The ... Read more...

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Ocean acidification intensifying: Study


April 23rd, 2010 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 23 (ANI): Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are causing ocean acidification to progress at an unprecedented rate, a new American research has found.According to the summary of a congressionally requested study ... Read more...

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Carbon emissions lead to dangerous changes in oceans


April 2nd, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 2 (IANS) The rise in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions is driving fundamental and dangerous changes in the chemistry and ecosystems of the world's oceans, warn international marine scientists. More than 30 ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

New Worm Species Discovered In Great Barrier Reef


March 10th, 2010 - 8:31 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Mar 10, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Beds of seas and oceans have been the home to the thousands of water animals for a considerable period of time. They have attracted scientists and ... Read more...

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Invasive alien species threaten Pacific region, says study


February 19th, 2010 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
Suva (Fiji), Feb 19 (IANS) Fiji and other countries in the Pacific region are facing a serious threat from alien invasive species, the Global Invasive Species Programme (GISP), an association of scientists ... Read more...

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Sea secrets - over 5,000 new marine species found


February 19th, 2010 - 10:32 am ICT by IANS
By Richa Sharma New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) They were the sea's best kept secrets - until now. As work on the world's first ocean census inches closer to completion, scientists working on ... Read more...

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Giant fossils challenge “lilliput effect” in animals after greatest mass extinction


February 12th, 2010 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): The discovery of large-sized fossils dating back to only 1 million years after the greatest mass extinction of all time, has called into question the existence of a ... Read more...

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CO2 negatively affecting environment of world’s oceans


February 6th, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 6 (ANI): A scientist has said that the increasing acidity of the world's oceans and its growing threat to marine species are definitive proof that the atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) ... Read more...

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India begins work on inventory of marine life


January 1st, 2010 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
By Richa Sharma New Delhi, Jan 1 (IANS) To study the impact of global warming on marine life in the seas around India, the government has embarked on a major project to give ... Read more...

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Some ocean dwellers can increase shell production in CO2 rich environment


December 2nd, 2009 - 4:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 2 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have found that some creatures residing in the ocean can increase shell production in a carbon dioxide (CO2) rich environment.The research, by Woods ... Read more...

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Extinction rates higher in open-ocean settings during mass wipeouts


November 21st, 2009 - 6:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 21 (ANI): In a new research, a team of paleontologists has found that extinction rates higher in open-ocean settings during mass extinctions.The research was conducted by Arnie Miller, University of ... Read more...

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Impact of renewable energy on marine life must be investigated, say scientists


September 18th, 2009 - 4:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 18 (ANI): In a new study, scientists from the Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, UK, are calling for urgent research to understand the impact of renewable energy developments on marine ... Read more...

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Presence of plastic garbage in deep Pacific shocks scientists


August 28th, 2009 - 3:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 28 (IANS) The presence of a huge quantity of plastic garbage in a remote patch of Pacific ocean shocked scientists who have just completed an unprecedented journey to its least-explored ... Read more...

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Marine microbes may cure epilepsy, diabetes and flu in a ‘green’ way


August 8th, 2009 - 5:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 8 (ANI): Scientists are working on a new technology to analyze large numbers of novel marine microbes, which could lead to more efficient and greener ways to manufacture new drugs ... Read more...

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1st century Greek statue may aid in development of “biofouling” resistant metals


August 8th, 2009 - 3:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 8 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have said that an ancient first century B.C. Greek statue, discovered off the coast of Croatia in 1998, may help researchers develop metals ... Read more...

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Shipwrecks can wreck coral reefs


August 4th, 2009 - 3:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 4 (ANI): A team of researchers has for the first time shown that shipwrecks and other man-made structures increase the potential for large invasions of unwanted species into coral reefs, ... Read more...

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Planet Earth heading for “catastrophic” and “irreversible” climate change by 2040


August 3rd, 2009 - 11:33 am ICT by ANI
Edinburgh, August 3 (ANI): A new research has claimed that carbon dioxide (CO2) levels are rising at a faster rate than the worst-case scenario envisaged by United Nations experts, with the planet ... Read more...

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‘Garbage dumped into river by offshore casinos a health hazard’


May 6th, 2009 - 10:10 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 6 (IANS) Garbage dumped over the years by the offshore casinos into the Mandovi river has been drastically increasing the organic content in the water, polluting fish and other marine ... Read more...

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How plant cells in oceans react to climate change


April 16th, 2009 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 16 (ANI): A team of biologists is studying a tiny and diverse group of marine organisms to find how plant cells, that live in the oceans and serve as the ... Read more...

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Genes from tiny marine algae opens new avenues of research


April 11th, 2009 - 3:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 11 (ANI): By sequencing the DNA of two tiny marine algae, a team of scientists has opened up a myriad of possibilities for new research in algal physiology, plant biology, ... Read more...

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Hawaiis deep-sea coral may be worlds oldest living marine organism


March 25th, 2009 - 1:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 25 (ANI): In a new study, it has been determined that deep-sea corals from about 400 meters off the coast of the Hawaiian Islands are much older than once ... Read more...

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