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Underwater robot offers new insight into mid-ocean “twilight zone”

An innovative underwater robot known as Mesobot is providing researchers with deeper insight into the vast mid-ocean region known as the “twilight zone.” Capable of tracking and recording high-resolution images…

Sulfur enhances carbon storage in the Black Sea

Oldenburg study finds new explanation for why organic compounds accumulate in oxygen-depleted marine environments. The Black Sea is an unusual body of water: below a depth of 150 metres the…

Coral on the Red List of Endangered Species

The traits of coral species that have become extinct during the last few million years do not match those of coral species deemed at risk of extinction today. In a…

Heat from Below: How the Ocean is Wearing Down the Arctic Sea Ice

The influx of warmer water masses from the North Atlantic into the European marginal seas plays a significant role in the marked decrease in sea-ice growth, especially in winter. Sea-ice…

Combating Maritime Litter

Maritime litter is among the most urgent global pollution issues. Marine scientist Nikoleta Bellou and her team at Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon have published an overview study of solutions for prevention, monitoring,…

Lodgers on manganese nodules

Sponges promote a high diversity… Deep down in the ocean, valuable raw materials are stored, such as nodules of manganese, iron, cobalt and copper. The resources from these nodules could…

New marine scale worm species first to provide evidence of male dwarfism

In the Kumano Sea, off the southeast coast of Japan, an evolutionary mystery lay in wait. Researchers collected samples from the muddy sea floor, including hermit crabs, mollusks and discarded…

Small ‘snowflakes’ in the sea play a big role

In the deep waters that underlie the productive zones of the ocean, there is a constant rain of organic material called ‘marine snow’. Marine snow does not only look like…

Soft X-ray method promises nanocarrier breakthroughs for smart medicine

Before the huge potential of tiny nanocarriers for highly targeted drug delivery and environmental clean-up can be realized, scientists first need to be able to see them. Currently researchers have…

Who’s in this ocean?

Tracking down species on the go using environmental DNA. Sloughed off skin and bodily fluids are things most people would prefer to avoid. But for marine biologist like Cheryl Lewis…

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