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.

News for topic: Human impacts on marine ecosystems

The bladderwrack Fucus vesiculosus. Photo: M. Wahl, GEOMAR
31.10.2014

Bladderwrack: Tougher than suspected

GEOMAR biologists show a functioning defense system in Fucus vesiculosus despite environmental changes

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30.10.2014

Reef-builders with a sense of harmony

Cold-water corals are able to fuse skeletons of different individuals

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Glider deployment from an inflatable – a proven method in the open ocean, and equally successful in the shallow Baltic.  Photo: Michael Schneider, FS METEOR
08.07.2014

Why so cold all of a sudden?

First glider mission in the Baltic Sea provides new insights into the coastal upwelling in Bay of Eckernförde

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