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

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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Samples of Lithothamnion glaciale in the lab. Photo: Federica Ragazzola
08.02.2016

Ocean acidification softens important benthic habitat former

Coralline red alga form less robust cells under elevated carbon dioxide levels

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