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.

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Epibiota associated with setae on Chinese mitten crab claws (Eriocheir sinensis H. Milne-Edwards, 1853): a first record

13 Jul 2009

Rating: 1.00

Eriocheir sinensis H. Milne-Edwards, 1853 is a non-native species found in European waters.

Expansion of the North American amphipod Gammarus tigrinus Sexton, 1939 to the Neva Estuary (easternmost Baltic Sea)

13 Jul 2009

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The North American gammaridean amphipod, Gammarus tigrinus, was found in the easternmost part of the Baltic Sea (Neva Estuary) near a new oil terminal.

Species – area relationships for sandy beach macrobenthos in the context of intertidal width

13 Jul 2009

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The marine species richness (MSR) recorded in 159 sandy beach surveys was
analysed in relation to beach width (W).

Half Of US Coral Reefs In 'Poor' Or 'Fair' Condition, NOAA Report States

9 Jul 2009

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Nearly half of U.S. coral reef ecosystems are considered to be in "poor" or "fair" condition according to a new NOAA analysis of the health of coral reefs under U.S. jurisdiction.

Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary In Fair Condition, Facing Emerging Threats

9 Jul 2009

Rating: 3.00

A new NOAA report on the health of Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary indicates that the overall condition of the sanctuary’s marine life and habitats is fair.

Whales Set To Chase Shrinking Feed Zones

9 Jul 2009

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Endangered migratory whales will be faced with shrinking crucial Antarctic foraging zones which will contain less food and will be further away, a new analysis of the impacts of climate change on Southern Ocean whales has found.

Reviewing Scientists Say Proposed Conservation Measures Unlikely To Help Whales

9 Jul 2009

Rating: 1.00

Ocean sanctuaries are unlikely to fully protect whales

Elevated Water Temperature and Acidity Boost Growth of Key Sea Star Species, UBC Researchers

9 Jul 2009

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New research by UBC zoologists indicates that elevated water temperatures and heightened concentrations of carbon dioxide can dramatically increase the growth rate of a keystone species of sea star.

Threats To California's Cordell Bank Marine Sanctuary

9 Jul 2009

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A new NOAA report on the health of Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary indicates that the overall condition of the sanctuary’s marine life and habitats is fair to good, but identifies several emerging threats to sanctuary resources.

Ocean temperature predicts spread of marine species

9 Jul 2009

Rating: 5.00

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...

Census of Marine Life: Making Ocean Life Count

17 Feb 2008

Rating: 3.00

Burgeoning marine life database tops 5 million records, 38,000 species

Life's a beach

17 Feb 2008

Rating: 5.00

Scientists at Plymouth Marine Laboratory are developing new methods to rapidly assess the biodiversity of living organisms on beaches and other marine environments.

Marine pathogens spread much faster than their terrestrial counterparts

17 Feb 2008

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It has become increasingly clear that pathogen epidemics are as significant a component of marine systems

ESF Launches New Vision on Marine Science in the European Research Area

17 Feb 2008

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European Science Foundation Marine Board transmits its strategic report Integrating Marine Science in Europe to EU Commissioner Philippe Busquin in Brussels.

Rare, Tiny Ocean Find In West Australian Waters

17 Feb 2008

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A miniscule marine creature caught during a recent Indian Ocean research voyage is believed to be the first of its kind identified in the Southern Hemisphere

Seasonal and spatial variability of surface seawater fluorescence properties in the Baltic and Nordic Seas: results of lidar experiments

6 Aug 2007

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The paper analyses experimental measurements of laser-induced fluorescence (LIF) spectra in different seawaters.

The fate of nitrogen fixed by diazotrophs in the ocean

6 Aug 2007

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This paper seeks to synthesize what is known about the fate of diazotrophic production in the environment.

Metal–organic complexation in the marine environment

5 Aug 2007

Rating: 3.00

The authors discuss the voltammetric methods that are used to assess metal–organic complexation in seawater.

Impact of polychaetes (Nereis spp. and Arenicola marina) on carbon biogeochemistry in coastal marine sediments

5 Aug 2007

Rating: 5.00

This paper attempts to review the current knowledge on the impact of common intertidal polychaetes, Nereis spp. and Arenicola marina, on fluxes and reaction rates involving carbon in coastal sediments.

Life and death on the coral reef: an ecological perspective on scholarly publishing in the health sciences

5 Aug 2007

Rating: 4.50

Reflecting patterns evident in past Janet Doe lectures, the 2004 address draws on the foundations of biology to provide a model that offers insights into the advent of electronic publications and choices for the future