Ocean Research

Almost 70 percent of the earth’s surface is covered by water. However only a small part of the oceans has been investigated so far and every new discovery raises new questions. The scientists from the GEOMAR | Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel are working all over the world to reveal the secrets of the ocean and to answer the arising questions. On these pages you will find interesting facts and exciting stories about their research. If you're interested in a particular topic please choose from menu on the left.

 

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The path of a plastic bag from the sea surface to the seabed Grafik: GEOMAR.
 

Seabed as a long-term deposit for plastic

Kiel marine scientists investigate the depletion of plastic bags in the sediment

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Samples of Lithothamnion glaciale in the lab. Photo: Federica Ragazzola
 

Ocean acidification softens important benthic habitat former

Coralline red alga form less robust cells under elevated carbon dioxide levels

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