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Posted inEnviro

Rising carbon dioxide levels will change marine habitats and fish communities

April 20, 2020 – Rising carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and the consequent changes created through ocean acidification will cause severe ecosystem effects, impacting reef-forming habitats and the associated fish, according to new research. Using submerged natural CO2 seeps off the Japanese Island of Shikine, an international team of marine biologists showed that even slightly […]

Posted inSci/Tech

Billions of plastic nanoparticles accumulate in marine organisms within six hours

December 7, 2018 – A ground-breaking study has shown it takes a matter of hours for billions of minute plastic nanoparticles to become embedded throughout the major organs of a marine organism. The research, led by the University of Plymouth, examined the uptake of nanoparticles by a commercially important mollusc, the great scallop (Pecten maximus). […]