Monthly Archives: December 2014

Will a shift in Arabian Sea plankton threaten fisheries?

Scientists immersed in the field of invertebrate taxonomy may well be aware of the expanding "dead zone" in the Arabian Sea, a spot roughly the size of Texas. It's the effect of a growing number of a certain type of plankton, which is best suited to low-oxygen environments, taking over these waters and starving the … Continue reading Will a shift in Arabian Sea plankton threaten fisheries?

Scientists develop most detailed seafloor map yet

Aquatic ecology researchers have long been exploring the oceans to discover the mysteries of the aquatic ecosystems far below the surface of the water, piecing together a picture of just what these subterranean worlds look like. Now, we have a more comprehensive look at the bottom of the ocean, as scientists have created the most … Continue reading Scientists develop most detailed seafloor map yet