Human impacts on marine ecosystems

Human activities affect marine ecosystems as a result of pollution, overfishing, the introduction of invasive species, and acidification, which all impact on the marine food web and may lead to largely unknown consequences for the biodiversity and survival of marine life forms.

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The small barnacles from Kiel Fjord are well prepared for climate change. Photo: Christian Pansch, GEOMAR

Baltic Sea "Trains" Marine Life for Climate Change

Barnacles in Kiel Fjord show high stress tolerance to ocean acidification

Dr. Véronique Garçon gave the third Marie Tharp Lecture for Ocean Research at GEOMAR and presented, among others, research on the navigation of turtles in the Mozambique Channel between Madagascar and the African continent. Photo: J. Steffen, GEOMAR

Turtles in Transit

Dr. Véronique Garçon gives "Marie Tharp Lecture for Ocean Research" at GEOMAR

Mussels of the genus Bathymodiolus on a black smoker in the area of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, photographed by the ROV KIEL 6000.

Deep-Sea Organisms – Rare Life at GEOMAR

First-time cultivation of mussels from hydrothermal vents by Kiel marine biologists