Sea turtles’ first days of life: A sprint and a ride towards safety

October 23, 2014/Kiel. With new nano-sized acoustic transmitters, scientists from GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, the Turtle Foundation and Queen Mary University of London were able to follow the pathways of loggerhead turtle hatchlings from Cape Verde. The tiny animals quickly swim...


The breathing sand

October 20, 2014/Kiel. New analytical methods show for the first time, how the permeable, sandy sediment at the bottom of the North Sea is supplied with oxygen and which factors determine the exchange. Because the metabolic rate is particularly high in this type of seabed, and the sediments are perm...

Research vessel METEOR (Photo: GEOMAR)

Tracking Earthquakes in the Mediterranean

06 October 2014/Kiel. The Mediterranean is one of the most popular holiday destinations for Germans. It is also an area where earthquakes happen on a regular basis - with all the associated consequences such as landslides and tsunamis. With the aim of expanding the so far only fragmentary knowledge ...


Sensitive youngsters

September 26, 2014/Kiel. Young sea stars from the Baltic Sea suffer more from the effects of ocean acidification than adults. In a laboratory experiment, scientists from GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel showed that younger animals already eat less and grow more slowly at only slightly...



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Weather of Kiel at 22:58


Measuring Point Institute

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Measuring Point Light House

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