Sea ice floes off the coast of Spitsbergen island, Svalbard.
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Arctic sea ice algae contaminated with microplastics have serious consequences for ecosystems and the climate.
Artificial light is an emerging threat for marine ecosystems in coastal waters (Kochi, India).
Artificial lighting from cities illuminates coastal waters and can change the physiology and behaviour of marine organisms.
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Plankton, some of the smallest organisms on Earth, are leading big changes in the ocean.
Smaller animals that feed lower in the food web might be at greater risk from microplastic exposure than larger ones.
We need to advance our understanding of the effects of microplastics on aquatic ecosystems, especially on small animals at the base of food webs that might be ingesting more of these particles.
Spring herring and Atlantic mackerel fisheries are among the most lucrative in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, and brought in more than $1.3 billion to Québec and Atlantic fishers in 2020.
Suspending mackerel and spring herring fishing in the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence will impact the fishing industry on many levels.
The submersible will allow scientists to film the seabed and take samples.
Unless we know what is in the ocean, we can’t protect the biggest part of the planet.
A camera catches a huge Greenland shark in eastern Baffin Bay, near Disko Bay, Greenland.
The eastern Arctic and sub-Arctic marine areas of Canada are changing rapidly under climate change.
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Algae at the bottom of the Arctic food chain relies on sea ice.
Copepod with eggs (blue). Copepods are typically just a few millimeters long, but are important food sources for small fish.
DNA sequencing is making it possible for scientists to identify thousands of species of zooplankton – drifting animals that are key links in ocean food webs.
Sustained ocean warming could greatly reduce catches of fish like these herring photographed off Norway.
Fish are a key food source for millions of people worldwide. But a recent study finds long-term warming over the next 200 years could starve tiny plankton, with impacts that would ripple up food chains.
Young African penguins are following the usual cues to feeding grounds only to find that the sources of food in these places is no longer available. This is devastating for their numbers.
Watch out, there’s a mixotroph about.
They ‘engulf living prey, suck out their innards, poison them, harpoon them, make them explode, and steal and reuse body parts’. And we ignore them at our peril.
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