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There are 62 item(s) tagged with the keyword "Marine life".

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1. From childhood ambition to ocean explorer: Looking back on a life at sea

Over the years, I've explored unvisited areas of ocean floor. I've discovered new ecosystems and described weird and wonderful species and even had the honour of having some named after me.

Tags: Antarctic, Biodiversity, Marine life, Oceans
2. Copepods: The unsung heroes of the ocean

We all know the amazing job that bees and birds, as pollinators, do for the planet. But have you heard about the humble copepod?

Tags: Animals, Arctic, Climate, Ecology, Environmental change, Marine life, Oceans
3. Listening in: Sounds of minke whales recorded for first time

The minke whale is one of the largest marine species regularly visiting the Scottish coast, but its secretive and unpredictable lifestyle means much of its behaviour remains a mystery.

Tags: Animals, Marine life, Oceans, Technology, UK
4. How are plankton changing?

Scientists are one step closer to understanding how plankton communities are changing in coastal waters and shelf seas around the UK.

Tags: Adaptation and mitigation, Animals, Climate, Environmental change, Marine life, Oceans, UK
5. Plastics are being glued together in the ocean

Glue-like substances secreted by bacteria are sticking tiny particles of plastic together in the ocean to form larger masses.

Tags: Marine life, Oceans, Plastics, Pollution
6. The plastics journey: Where are we now?

While plastics have many benefits, plastic waste is a serious form of pollution, particularly in our oceans. Here we take a look at the history of plastics and where we are now.

Tags: Conservation, Marine life, Microplastics, Oceans, Pollution, UK
7. From "trivial issue" to primetime TV: A researcher's journey through plastic

It is a rare TV programme that has the instant impact of David Attenborough's Blue Planet II.

Tags: Conservation, Health, Marine life, Microplastics, Oceans, Pollution, UK
8. Unlocking the mysteries of life giving microbes

As part of a series of interviews with new NERC Independent Research Fellows, Katherine Helliwell tells us about what motivated her to apply for the scheme and the benefits of getting to grips with phytoplankton.

Tags: Biology, Earth system, Ecology, Marine life, Water
9. Sydney rock oysters shrinking due to coastal acidification

Sydney rock oysters, found only in the waters of Australia and New Zealand, are getting smaller due to coastal acidification, a new report has found.

Tags: Climate, Environmental change, Farming, Fish, Food, Marine life, Oceans, Pollution
10. Genetic toolkit gives periwinkles seashore advantage

Periwinkles, struggling to survive the seashore battleground, have developed a genetic toolkit to help them adapt to different environments, a new study shows.

Tags: Adaptation and mitigation, Animals, Biodiversity, Biology, Ecology, Evolution, Genetics, Marine life, UK

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