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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Cold water coral reef in northern Norway. The corals form large reefs along the entire European coast. Photo: ROV team, GEOMAR.
19.05.2016

Comfort zone of cold-water corals has always been thin

GEOMAR researchers reconstruct the development of carbonate mounds off Ireland

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Gracilaria mat at Tirpitz-Hafen Kiel. Foto: Florian Weinberger, GEOMAR
18.05.2016

Invasive Seaweed adopts a smart survival strategy

Invasive seaweed adapts successfully to harmful bacterial vermins

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An unicellular organismn of the species Thalassicolla caerulea. Photo: Tristan Biard
04.05.2016

Giant Protozoa are the Secret Stars of the Ocean

French-German publication in Nature magazine, reveals new insights into the composition of the zooplankton

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