Jellyfish populations are growing in the majority of the world’s coastal ecosystems, according to a new study from the University of British Columbia. In the study, the researchers examined … [Read full article]
Ocean Health Data May Be Flawed – New Analysis Sparks Debate
A recent analysis of catch data calls into question the accuracy of previous surveys of marine ecosystem health. Without accurate data, environmental policy makers may be unable to determine if … [Read full article]
World's Marine Plankton in Peril – 40% Decline Since 1950
Phytoplankton–tiny, marine plants that formthe basis of our oceans’ food chain–absorb and sequester large amounts of CO2 from the atmosphere and generate half of the world’s oxygen supply. Given such an important ecosystem service as this, one would hope that our oceans’ algae numbers stay high…but, the results of a three year data analysis are anything but encouraging.
Scientists Borrow Glowing Jellyfish Gene for Brain Research and Win Nobel
Two Americans, and one Japanese scientist, (Martin Chalfie, Roger Tsien and Osamu Shimomura) recently won a share of the Chemistry Nobel Prize for “borrowing” the glowing jellyfish trait and putting … [Read full article]