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Study Reveals Links Between Antarctic Climate And Food Chain
2014-07-08 03:24:51

A long-term study of the links between climate and marine life along the rapidly warming West Antarctic Peninsula reveals how changes in physical factors such as wind speed and sea-ice cover send ripples up the food chain, with impacts on everything from single-celled algae to penguins.

Freshwater Fish Depend On Healthy Forests To Survive
2014-06-12 06:56:41

The phrase "forest loss" or "deforestation" brings to mind negative impacts such as a loss of habitat, the release of greenhouse gases, soil erosion and economic hardships. Such negative outcomes are seen in many of the world's forests.

Warming Climates Intensify Carbon Dioxide Given Out By Oceans
2014-06-09 03:23:28

Rising global temperatures could increase the amount of carbon dioxide naturally released by the world's oceans, fueling further climate change, a study suggests.

How Do Phytoplankton Survive When A Critical Nutrient Is Hard To Find?
2014-06-06 03:50:45

Phytoplankton—tiny, photosynthetic organisms—are essential to life on Earth, supplying us with roughly half the oxygen we breathe. Like all other life forms, phytoplankton require the element phosphorus to carry out critical cellular activity, but in some parts of the world’s ocean, P is in limited supply.

Iron From Melting Ice Sheets Could Buffer Global Warming
2014-05-21 03:19:14

A newly-discovered source of oceanic bioavailable iron could have a major impact on our understanding of marine food chains and global warming.

2014-04-02 23:33:58

ForeverGreen Unveils New Product- SolarStrips will be available in over 160 countries Orem, Utah (PRWEB) April 02, 2014

Plankton Make Scents For A Cooler Planet And Seabirds
2014-03-21 08:22:49

The top predators of the Southern Ocean, far-ranging seabirds, are tied both to the health of the ocean ecosystem and to global climate regulation through a mutual relationship with phytoplankton

Ocean Food Web Plays Key Role In The Global Carbon Cycle
2014-03-12 10:39:50

Nothing dies of old age in the ocean. Everything gets eaten and all that remains of anything is waste. But that waste is pure gold to oceanographer David Siegel, director of the Earth Research Institute at UC Santa Barbara.

UW graduate student Katherine Heal
2014-02-25 06:38:00

The phrase, 'Eat your vitamins,' applies to marine animals just like humans. Many vitamins, including B-12, are elusive in the ocean environment.

Amphipod Species Moving Into Arctic Waters
2013-12-19 09:04:00

Amphipods typically found in the Atlantic Ocean are now reproducing in the Arctic waters west of Spitsbergen, Norway.


Latest Planktology Reference Libraries

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2014-01-12 00:00:00

A salp is a barrel-shaped, free-floating tunicate (any living organism which has a saclike body enclosed in a thick membrane or tunic with two openings or siphons for the ingress and egress of water). It moves by contracting which pumps water through its body. The salp strains the water with internal feeding filters as it goes through the body. It consumes phytoplankton that are strained from the water. Salps are common throughout equatorial, temperate, and colder seas. They are most often...

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2007-04-03 00:34:20

The South American pilchard, Sardinops sagax, is a sardine of the Family Clupeidae, the only member of the genus Sardinops, found in the indo-Pacific oceans. Their length is up to 15.75 in (40 cm). It has a number of other common names: Australian pilchard, Blue pilchard, Blue-bait, Californian pilchard, Chilean sardine, Japanese pilchard, Pacific sardine, and Southern African pilchard. The South American pilchard is a coastal species that forms large schools. Coloration is blue green on...

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saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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