Cod. Photo: I. Oelrichs.

Questions about Gadus morhua or Cod?

6 January 2017 / Kiel. More than half a million visitors are counted monthly on FishBase, the world's largest information portal for marine organisms. Researchers as well as the interested public use the portal, which exists since 1998 and which has been expanded and updated constantly. Today it com...

The international team of scientist in fron the research vessel Maria S. Merian in Cape Town. Photo: private.

Change of guard in the South Atlantic

4 January / Kiel / Cape Town. A few weeks after the research vessel METEOR left Cape Town with an international research team headed by the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, RV MARIA S. MERIAN is now on the same course from Table Mountain to South America. On board is a team of more t...

In September 2015 the ROV KIEL 6000 filmed a news species of deep-sea octopuses in more than 4000 metres depth. Photo: ROV team, GEOMAR

Manganese nodules as breeding ground for deep-sea octopuses

19 December 2016/Bremerhaven, Kiel. Manganese nodules on the seabed of the Pacific Ocean are an important breeding ground for deep-sea octopuses. As reported by a German-American team of biologists in the current issue of the journal Current Biology, the octopuses deposit their eggs onto sponges tha...

The deep-sea robot ROV KIEL 6000 is being lifted back on board the research vessel SONNE (I) during the expedition SO210 after a dive to the Chilean subduction zone. Photo: Bernd Grundmann, GEOMAR

Mega-Earthquakes fuel methane seeps at the seafloor

15 December 2016/Kiel. The strongest earthquakes occur below the seafloor. It has been assumed for a long time that they may create pathways for fluids from the sub-surface into the ocean. With observations from the Maule earthquake in Central Chile in 2010 as well as subsequent geochemical analyzes...



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Weather of Kiel at 15:40


Measuring Point Institute

Air temperature: 2,4°C
Water temperature: 3,8°C
Wind direction: 353°, N
Wind speed: 2,30 m/s

Measuring Point Light House

Air temperature: 1,9°C
Water temperature: 3,4°C
Wind direction: 341°, NNW
Wind speed: 6,59 m/s