Global ocean circulation is accelerating from the surface to the abyss
Deep-reaching acceleration of global mean ocean circulation over the past two decades.
5 Feb 2020 ⋅ Science Advances
Bubbles transport massive amounts of oxygen to the deep ocean through a marine ‘trap door’
Much more oxygen than previously thought is being transported into deep layers of the ocean through a ‘trap door’ off Canada’s Atlantic coast that some researchers say could be closing as a result of climate change.
3 Feb 2020 ⋅ Nature Geoscience
Crucial reef species may survive ocean changes under climate change
A seaweed species crucial to the survival of coral reefs may be able to gain resistance to ocean changes caused by climate change, new Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington research recently published in Nature Climate Change shows.
27 Jan 2020 ⋅ Nature Climate Change
Earth’s most biodiverse ecosystems face a perfect storm
The international team of researchers argue that only international action to decrease CO2 emissions can reverse this trend.
27 Jan 2020 ⋅ Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B
Walking sharks discovered in the tropics
Future research would help researchers to better understand why the region was home to some of the greatest marine biodiversity on the planet.
26 Jan 2020 ⋅ Marine and Freshwater Research
Researchers track down Australia’s ‘missing’ manta rays
The study is the first step towards understanding the connectivity of reef manta ray populations in Australia.
26 Jan 2020 ⋅ Journal of Fish Biology
Density-compensated overturning in the Labrador Sea
This finding reveals the critical role of density compensation in setting the strength of the overturning circulation in the Labrador Sea.
17 Jan 2020 ⋅ Nature Geoscience
Ocean acidification a big problem – but not for coral reef fish behavior
A comprehensive multi-year project challenges previous findings.
8 Jan 2020 ⋅ Nature
Sea-ice-free Arctic makes permafrost vulnerable to thawing
Significant decreases of Arctic sea ice have been observed in recent years, and the Arctic is expected to be free of summer sea ice in the coming decades. Such loss of sea ice is likely to lead to an acceleration of thawing of permafrost in Siberia and to consequent release of carbon.
8 Jan 2020 ⋅ Nature
The effects of microplastics on organisms in coastal areas
Organisms were not able to detect or discriminate against ingesting microparticles with high levels of DDT.
8 Jan 2020 ⋅ Limnology & Oceanography Letters