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

The Underwater Vision Profiler during a trial in the Kiel Fjord. The UVP provided crucial data for the new study. Photo: Rainer Kiko, GEOMAR
10.10.2017

Marine Snowfall at the Equator

GEOMAR team publishes a detailed picture of the biological particle flow into the deep sea along the equator

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Pipefish in an aquarium. Photo: Uli Kunz, www.kunzgalerie.de.
20.09.2017

The riddle of male pregnancy

GEOMAR scientist awarded with a European Research Council Starting Grant

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Two crew members of cruise M116 take water samples with a so called CTD rosette. Photo: M. Visbeck, GEOMAR
19.05.2017

Iron deficiency restrains marine microbes

GEOMAR scientists discover important process in the nutrient cycles of the tropical North Atlantic.

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