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

A specimen of Blackfordia virginica. Photo: Cornelia Jaspers/GEOMAR, DTU Aqua (CC BY 4.0)
24.08.2018

New jellyfish species in the Kiel Canal

Further spread of Blackfordia virginica into the Baltic Sea is likely

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Dr. Mark Hopwood during a measurement campaign on the coast of Greenland. Photo: Thomas Juul-Pedersen / GCRC
14.08.2018

Glacier depth affects plankton blooms off Greenland

Study shows complex connection between meltwater discharge and nutrient input

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Microplastics collected from the stomach of one Christmas Shearwater (Puffinus nativitatis) found dead on Salas y Gómez Island. Photo: Matías Portflitt Toro
10.08.2018

Marine litter in remote regions of the oceans

Chilean-German researchers show impressive effects on the marine ecosystem

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