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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Seagrass Zostera marina in the Kiel Bay. Photo: Thorsten Reusch, GEOMAR
27.01.2016

Genome of the flowering plant that returned to the sea

Multinational science team studied the Evolution of Zostera marina

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Gracilaria vermiculophylla and its native feeding enemy Littorina brevicula. Photo: F. Weinberger, GEOMAR.
22.12.2015

Increased toxicity due to migration?

An invasive seaweed amplifies its defensive capacity

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Mobile winch and cable owned by the U.S. GEOTRACES-programme. Similar devices are used on cruise M121.  Photo: Gregory Cutter, Old Dominion University, Norfolk (USA).
17.11.2015

RV METEOR closes a gap in the global atlas of trace metals

GEOMAR-ForscheGEOMAR researchers lead GEOTRACES expedition in the southeastern Atlantic r leiten GEOTRACES-Expedition im Südostatlantik

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