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Seagrass meadows may facilitate marine plastic removal from the sea

Underwater seagrass meadows may trap, extract and carry marine plastic debris to shore, thereby helping to remove plastic litter from the sea, according to a study published in Scientific Reports......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgJan 14th, 2021

Red yeast from deep-sea sediment shows anticancer and antibacterial properties

Numerous natural products are awaiting discovery in all kinds of natural habitats. Especially microorganisms such as bacteria or fungi are able to produce diverse natural products with high biomedical application potential in particular as antibiotic.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News18 hr. 11 min. ago

New starfish-like fossil reveals evolution in action

Researchers from the University of Cambridge have discovered a fossil of the earliest starfish-like animal, which sheds light on the origins of the nimble-armed creature. The prototype starfish, which has features in common with both sea lilies and m.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News19 hr. 11 min. ago

Study shows how network of marine protected areas could help safeguard Antarctic penguins

New research led by BirdLife International, the University of East Anglia (UEA) and British Antarctic Survey highlights how a proposed network of marine protected areas could help safeguard some of the most important areas at sea for breeding Antarct.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News21 hr. 39 min. ago

Volcanic microbes

Oak Ridge National Laboratory contributed to an international study that found almost 300 novel types of microbes living near a deep sea volcano. These microbes, which could be used in biotechnology, reveal new insights about their extreme underwater.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 19th, 2021

Researchers review seafloor macrolitter

The Messina Strait, a submarine bridge separating the island of Sicily from the Italian Peninsula, is the area with the largest marine litter density worldwide—more than a million objects per square kilometer in some parts–as reported in a new re.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 19th, 2021

Dinosaur-era sea lizard had teeth like a shark

New study identifies a bizarre new species suggesting that giant marine lizards thrived before the asteroid wiped them out 66 million years ago......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 19th, 2021

Using 100-million-year-old fossils and gravitational-wave science to predict Earth"s future climate

A group of international scientists, including an Australian astrophysicist, has used findings from gravitational wave astronomy (used to find black holes in space) to study ancient marine fossils as a predictor of climate change......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 19th, 2021

The best Sea of Thieves Easter eggs and secrets

Sea of Thieves is a beautiful world, and it's also full of secrets! Here are our favorite Easter eggs, callouts, jokes, and secrets that we've found so far......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJan 19th, 2021

The Autonomous Saildrone Surveyor Preps for Its Sea Voyage

The robo-vessel will map the ocean floor, and its solar-powered sensors will sample fish DNA and collect climate data......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated NewsJan 18th, 2021

To predict the future of polar ice, environmental scientists are looking to the past

Over the past century, global sea level has been rising at an increasingly rapid pace. That means the damage done by storm surges will be more severe, coastal erosion will accelerate and flooding will become more frequent and more expensive......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 18th, 2021

Seagrass "Neptune Balls" Sieve Millions of Plastic Particles From Water, Study Finds

Underwater seagrass in coastal areas appear to trap plastic pollution in natural bundles of fiber known as "Neptune balls," researchers have found. The Guardian reports: With no help from humans, the swaying plants -- anchored to shallow seabeds -- m.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 16th, 2021

Primer on carbon dioxide removal provides vital resource at critical time

Scientists say that any serious plan to address climate change should include carbon dioxide removal (CDR) technologies and policies, which makes the newly launched CDR Primer an especially vital resource, says Berkeley Lab scientist Margaret Torn, o.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

Ocean acidification locks algal communities in a simplified state

Out with the old, in with the new, as the New Year's saying goes, but not where the marine environment is concerned. Researchers from Japan have discovered that ocean acidification keeps algal communities locked in a simplified state of low biodivers.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

Phytoplankton factory in the Argentine Sea

The Goldilocks zone typically refers to the habitable area around a star where conditions are right for the existence of liquid water and possibly life. But on Earth, the South Atlantic Ocean has its own kind of Goldilocks zone. In spring and summer,.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 15th, 2021

Ancient temperature and sea level changes provide new insights into potential impact of climate change today

Scientists studying ocean temperature and sea level changes from thousands of years ago have said their data could be crucial to understanding climate change and improving projections of how our world may change due to global warming......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

Greenland melting likely increased by bacteria in sediment

Bacteria are likely triggering greater melting on the Greenland ice sheet, possibly increasing the island's contribution to sea-level rise, according to Rutgers scientists......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

Are we OK with a $799 Galaxy S21 being made of plastic?

With a lower price come compromises. The Galaxy S21 has a plastic back -- and some people may not be able to get past that......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

600-year-old marine sponge holds centuries-old climate records

Scientists used a 600-year-old marine sponge to reconstruct a record of ocean temperature in the North Atlantic revealing past volcanic activity as well as the current global warming trend from the release of carbon dioxide and other heat trapping ga.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

Seagrass meadows may facilitate marine plastic removal from the sea

Underwater seagrass meadows may trap, extract and carry marine plastic debris to shore, thereby helping to remove plastic litter from the sea, according to a study published in Scientific Reports......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

Plaid CEO touts new ‘clarity’ after failed Visa acquisition

According to Plaid CEO Zach Perret, the COVID-19 pandemic triggered a "sea change" in consumer behavior. Yesterday, we spoke with Plaid CEO and co-founder Zach Perret after news broke that Visa no longer plans to buy his company for $5.3 bi.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021