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

27.04.2017

Cold-water corals: acidification harms, warming promotes growth

Long-term study reveals combined effects of two climate change drivers

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The German RV MARIA S. MERIAN in Mindelo. Photo: Björn Fiedler, GEOMAR
17.02.2017

Summit Meeting on an Underwater Mountain

Marine scientists from Kiel install observatory in the tropical Atlantic

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Changes of dissolved oxygen in the global ocean in percent. Graphic: GEOMAR
15.02.2017

Global Ocean De-Oxygenation Quantified

The first in-depth study on the observed global ocean oxygen content was just published by Kiel scientists in Nature.

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