Are major shifts taking place in phytoplankton populations that form the base of the ocean’s food web?
The ratio of carbon isotopes in three common species of tuna has changed substantially since 2000, suggesting major shifts are taking place in phytoplankton populations that form the base of... Read more
Phytoplankton form the base of the marine food chain but are notoriously difficult for scientists to account for — a little like trying to identify and count motes of dust in the air. A trul... Read more
Study finds many species may die out and others may migrate significantly as ocean acidification intensifies Oceans have absorbed up to 30 percent of human-made carbon dioxide around the wor... Read more
The bright green goop is the very bottom of the ocean food chain. It’s also the latest delicacy. What disturbed chef Angel León most about Spanish fishermen was all the unwanted species they... Read more
New videography techniques have opened up the oceans microscopic ecosystem, revealing it to be both mesmerizingly beautiful and astoundingly complex. Marine biologist Tierney Thys tea... Read more