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Marine Biology

Marine Biology is a science that deals with the animals, plants and other organisms that live and depend on bodies of saltwater, such as seas and oceans, for food and other necessities.

Marine Biology Articles

Global trends in world fisheries: impacts on marine ecosystems and food security
This contribution, which reviews some broad trends in human history and in the history of fishing, argues that sustainability, however defined, rarely if ever occurred as a result of an explicit policy

Date: 5 Aug 2007, Rating: 1.00, 11 pages

Gloom and doom? The future of marine capture fisheries
It reviews past forecasts, present trends and outlooks for single aspects of the fishery systems, as well as more comprehensive scenarios.

Date: 4 Aug 2007, Rating: 5.00, 11 pages

Research Links Long Droughts In U.S. To Ocean Temperature Variations
Large-scale, long-lasting droughts in the United States such as the present one in the West tend to be linked to warmer than normal sea surface temperatures in the North Atlantic Ocean, and not just cooling in the tropical Pacific

Date: 31 Jul 2007, Rating: 1.00

Scientists Find Evidence Of Catastrophic Sand Avalanches, Sea Level Changes In Gulf Of Mexico
An international team of marine research scientists working for the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) have found new evidence that links catastrophic sand avalanches in deep Gulf waters to rapid sea level changes.

Date: 31 Jul 2007, Rating: not rated

Researchers Drill Historic Hole In Atlantic Ocean Floor
Researchers from the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) have drilled into sections of the Earth's crust for the first time ever, and their findings could provide new insights about how Earth was formed.

Date: 31 Jul 2007, Rating: 4.00

Global Seismic Network Now Extends To The Deep Oceans
Ocean Drilling Program's New Technology To Open Exploration Of Earth's Interiors

Date: 31 Jul 2007, Rating: not rated

Marine Reserves Are Giving Coral Reefs A Helping Hand
It may be no surprise that marine reserves protect the fish that live in them, but now scientists from the University of Exeter have shown for the first time that they could also help improve the health of coral reefs.

Date: 31 Jul 2007, Rating: not rated

Marine Reserves Could Save Coral Reefs
Threatened coral reefs could be given a helping hand by establishing marine reserves, according to a research team led by the University of Exeter.

Date: 31 Jul 2007, Rating: 5.00

Oceans May Soon Be More Corrosive Than When The Dinosaurs Died
Increased carbon dioxide emissions are rapidly making the world's oceans more acidic and, if unabated, could cause a mass extinction of marine life similar to one that occurred 65 million years ago

Date: 31 Jul 2007, Rating: not rated

Ocean Temperature Predicts Spread Of Marine Species
Scientists can predict how the distance marine larvae travel varies with ocean temperature -- a key component in conservation and management of fish, shellfish and other marine species -- according to a new study

Date: 3 Jan 2007, Rating: 5.17

Diagnosis and Management of Injuries From Dangerous Marine Life CME
This article discusses various types of venomous marine life and the treatments for the injuries that they inflict.

Date: 24 Oct 2006, Rating: not rated, 3 pages

Southern Ocean Iron May Have Come From The Depths, Not The Atmosphere, Researchers Conclude
Scientists believe that increases in plant life in the Southern Ocean are associated with increases in iron, which acts as a fertilizer, in the ocean water.

Date: 18 Oct 2006, Rating: 9.00

New Method Of Dating Oceanic Crust Is Most Accurate So Far
A newly developed method that detects tiny bits of zircon in rock reliably predicts the age of ocean crust more than 99 percent of the time, making the technique the most accurate so far.

Date: 18 Oct 2006, Rating: not rated

Studying Coastal Eddies: Restaurants And Nurseries Of The Sea
Two NASA oceanographers have found and described numerous coastal ocean eddies off the southern California coast that are smaller and more abundant than previously reported

Date: 18 Oct 2006, Rating: not rated

Sound Of The Sea A Clue To Climate
Scientists will be able to detect long term climate change by sending underwater acoustic signals across the Indian Ocean.

Date: 18 Oct 2006, Rating: not rated

Why We See Red When Looking At Ocean Plants: Rutgers Marine Scientists Say Phytoplankton Changed Color 250 Million Years Ago
Green was the dominant color for plants both on land and in the ocean until about 250 million years ago when changes in the ocean's oxygen content - possibly sparked by a cataclysmic event - helped bring basic ocean plants with a red color to prominence -

Date: 18 Oct 2006, Rating: 3.00

Scientists Find That Of Tons Of Carbon Dioxide Get Stored In The Subtropical Oceans
The cold Southern Ocean surrounding Antarctica soaks up carbon dioxide from the atmosphere like a sponge, but scientists have discovered that the greenhouse gas doesn't stay there.

Date: 18 Oct 2006, Rating: not rated

Dust From Africa Leads To Large Toxic Algae Blooms In Gulf Of Mexico, Study Finds
Saharan dust clouds travel thousands of miles and fertilize the water off the West Florida coast with iron, which kicks off blooms of toxic algae, according to a new study.

Date: 18 Oct 2006, Rating: 10.00

Oceanic Acidity
The ocean is getting more and more acidic, and that's bad news for coral reefs.

Date: 14 Sep 2006, Rating: not rated

Research Shows Overfishing Of Sharks Key Factor In Coral Reef Decline
Understanding sharks and their significance as top predators —and the consequences of human activity towards them—has taken on new importance through a new study.

Date: 14 Sep 2006, Rating: 6.86