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February 27 - In situ evidence of zooplankton migration in response to solar radiation

While it has been studied that copepods can sense and avoid harmful UV radiation through both horizontal and vertical migration, this study is one of the first to look at the short term daily response of zooplankton by radiation changes under sunny and cloudy conditions.   186 more words


Ocean acidification elicits different energetic responses in an Arctic and a boreal population of the copepod Pseudocalanus acuspes

Anthropogenic emissions cause the global CO2 partial pressure (pCO2) to increase, and atmospheric models predict a pCO2 of ~1,000 µatm by the year 2100. About one-third of emitted CO2 is absorbed by the world’s oceans, causing a decrease in ocean pH. 205 more words


My Night as a Diving Disney Princess

A few nights ago, I was as close as I think I will ever be to feeling like a Disney princess. Better yet, I felt like a much needed version of a Disney princess: a scuba diving one. 519 more words

Marine Science

Congratulations dr Falko Buschke & dr Tom Pinceel

After just three years, Falko Buschke‘s Erasmus Mundus PhD fellowship came to an end. Just months later he succesfully defended his PhD thesis. Initially drawn to Belgium with the prospect of doing a thesis on community dynamics with a lot of empirical work, Falko soon settled into a different niche. 301 more words

Metacommunity Ecology

Effect of simulated ocean acidification on the acute toxicity of Cu and Cd to Tigriopus japonicus

Heavy metals pollution in marine environments has caused great damage to marine biological and ecological systems. Heavy metals accumulate in marine creatures, after which they are delivered to higher trophic levels of marine organisms through the marine food chain, which causes serious harm to marine biological systems and human health. 479 more words


Combined effects of elevated CO2 and food limitation on early life stages of Clanus finmarchicus

The early life stages of Calanus finmarchicus were exposed to two levels of pCO2, 380 ppm (control) and 2080 ppm (elevated CO2) and two different food concentrations, ~ 600 µg C/L (high food concentration) and ~150 µg C/L (food limited). 255 more words