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Hannah

Sea Something, Say Something: Coral Reef Citizen Science

by Hannah - 11th December 2017
We have had a hectic hurricane season here in the Florida and Caribbean region, which can have a big effect on our beloved coral reefs. Coral reefs ar...
Damir

The Green Jungle of the Yucatan Cenotes – Mystical Underground Rivers

by Damir - 30th November 2018
There are places on the planet where gods still dwell and there are other places where they used to dwell. This winter, we visited their abandoned dwe...
Semra

About my work in Soma Bay

by Semra - 26th November 2018
Hi everyone and welcome to my new blog post. In my last blog, I told you about how I got the chance to become a divemaster. If you haven’t read it y...
Semra

Semra – How I started my dive adventure!

by Semra - 5th November 2018
Hi everybody, welcome to my second blogpost here on the Mares blog! In my first blog I wrote a bit about myself and started to talk about my journey ...
Herbert

Increasing nutrient input has implications for food webs in the Arctic Ocean

by Herbert - 13th February 2018
Scientists find surprising evidence of rapid changes in the Arctic Scientists have found surprising evidence of rapid Arctic climate change: in the...
Predrag

The Centre for Hyperbaric Medicine and MaresLAB in Belgrade

by Predrag - 13th February 2018
The idea of founding the Centre for Hyperbaric Medicine came in 1994 from the company HOLYWELL NEOPREN. The idea was born from a knowledge of the poss...
Herbert

Cuttlefish: underestimated players in the ocean

by Herbert - 9th January 2018
Squids play an important role in the food web and in the carbon cycle Squid are marine creatures with fascinating biological properties. Some speci...
Herbert

Narwhals show alarming reactions to stress

by Herbert - 21st December 2017
Human disturbances cause narwhals to freeze and escape simultaneously New insights into the effects of ocean noise and increased human activity on ...
Herbert

Hells Bells: Unique underwater stalactites in Yucatán Caves

by Herbert - 12th December 2017
Researchers study how Hells Bells was created In recent years, scientists have identified a small group of stalactites in which the characteristic ...
Herbert

Storm waves from the past hold lessons for future

by Herbert - 13th November 2017
Huge boulders on coast retain clues about prehistoric storms In the Bahamas, tons of boulders have been washed onto the cliffs more than 100,000 ye...
Herbert

Coral Bleaching: Reefs suffer equally from El Niño and La Niña

by Herbert - 8th November 2017
Researchers study effects of coral bleaching on Western Australia's reefs Researchers from the University of Western Australia (UWA), the ARC Centr...
Herbert

Marine Snowfall at Equator

by Herbert - 13th October 2017
Detailed picture of biological particle flow to deep sea along the equator Animal excrement and parts of dead organisms constantly sink from the oc...
Herbert

Bluefin tuna return to North Sea

by Herbert - 2nd October 2017
Researchers tag fish with satellite trackers After an absence of more than 50 years, the endangered bluefin tuna has returned to the North Sea. A j...
Herbert

Nautical charts from the 18th century reveal coral loss in Florida Keys

by Herbert - 15th September 2017
Surprisingly precise historical charts show important ecological information Centuries-old sea nautical charts created by seafarers to avoid collis...
Herbert

Virus reprograms ocean plankton

by Herbert - 24th August 2017
Infected plankton cells absorb more nutrients A virus that infects plankton can reprogram cells and thus alter the way the plankton absorbs nutrien...
Herbert

Underwater robot “TRAMPER” to surface after a year in the Arctic deep sea

by Herbert - 22nd August 2017
Helmholtz Alliance ROBEX tested innovative technologies on expedition On Tuesday, August 22nd, the research vessel Polarstern will set off on a spe...
Herbert

Copepods rise and shine to internal genetic clocks

by Herbert - 7th August 2017
The Calanus finmarchicus is a copepod that packs a big punch. Although just two to four millimetres, this zooplankton’s genetic clock influences the...
Herbert

3-D Underwater Imaging

by Herbert - 1st August 2017
New age imaging system brings 3-D perspective to underwater sites

A revolutionary new multi-function, underwater imaging system has been deve...
Herbert

Low-oxygen eddies in Atlantic produce greenhouse gases

by Herbert - 28th July 2017
International researchers discover previously unknown processes

In 2014, an international research team led by the Kiel Cluster of Excellence...
Hannah

Discovery Channel’s Shark Week finally features females

by Hannah - 21st July 2017
No doubt about it, Discovery Channel’s Shark Week gets a lot of attention with more than 2.5 million viewers in 2015. However, the network has bee...
Herbert

Freshwater sources in the sea

by Herbert - 20th July 2017
The invisible water resource

In the scientific journal Earth Science Reviews, geologists Nils Moosdorf and Till Oehler from the Leibniz Cen...
Herbert

Coastal ecosystems threatened by rising water temperatures

by Herbert - 7th July 2017
Higher water temperatures can lead to nitrite accumulation in marine environments worldwide, and this can ultimately disrupt oceanic food webs, accord...
Herbert

Deep sea mining threatens unique marine habitats

by Herbert - 3rd July 2017
Open letter: Marine researchers warn of the consequences of deep sea mining

In an open letter published in the Nature Geoscience journal on 2...
Mares

Changes in atmospheric CO2 concentration can cause temperature fluctuations

by Mares - 22nd June 2017
Scientists use climate models to investigate fluctuations During the last Ice Age, the influence of atmospheric carbon dioxide on the North Atlanti...
Herbert

Future opportunities for coral reefs

by Herbert - 8th June 2017
In spite of global warming, reefs could change but remain the same

Although the world’s coral reefs are under threat, there is still time...
Fred Buyle

Freediving – a tool for marine biology

by Fred Buyle - 5th May 2017
For my first Mares blog I have decided to write about one of the most exiting projects I’m involved in: Darewin. Darewin is the brainchild of Fab...
Mares

Kiel Fjord as training ground for mussels

by Mares - 4th May 2017
Genetic adaptation likely to have occurred over many generations

Mussels from the Kiel Fjord were discovered to be able to adapt to ocean ...
Hannah

Surviving Murphy’s Law to study sharks

by Hannah - 24th April 2017
Have you ever had one of those days when just about everything goes wrong? Mine started out breaking one of my own rules: not packing my own dive ge...
Mares

New coral species at World Heritage Site described

by Mares - 28th March 2017
Researchers believe this species is “first of many new hard coral species to be found”

Lord Howe Island is already known for its unique...
Mares

Researchers gather at Great Barrier Reef to study latest coral bleaching

by Mares - 21st March 2017
Aerial and underwater surveys to be conducted

As coral bleaching strikes the Great Barrier Reef for the second year in a row, coral resear...
Herbert

Programming drones to map oil spills

by Herbert - 7th March 2017
Team drew inspiration from mathematical principles

A team from the University of Buffalo is looking into how drones can be programmed to map a...
Herbert

Yap: Manta Mania in its third year

by Herbert - 2nd March 2017
Science and fascination within one's reach

Every year, during the mating season of the manta rays in Yap, scientists and interested divers from...
Herbert

Growing problem of litter in the Arctic depths

by Herbert - 16th February 2017
Sea ice may be responsible for transporting plastic waste

The Arctic has a garbage problem. In just a decade, the amount of litter at an Arcti...
Herbert

The crab with the candy cane legs

by Herbert - 13th February 2017
While on a night dive in the Caribbean, underwater photographer Ellen Muller took a photo of a “flaming reef lobster”. But when she got back fro...
Herbert

Sounds of the ocean

by Herbert - 2nd February 2017
Findings on background sounds in Southern Ocean published

For nearly three years, using underwater recording devices, scientists have been l...
Herbert

Octopus Casper: Deep-sea octopuses require manganese nodules to lay their eggs

by Herbert - 22nd December 2016
Casper the octopus (and counterparts) threatened by deep-sea mining

For deep-sea octopuses, manganese nodules on the seabed are an important b...
Herbert

Clam shells used to compile 1,000 yr record of ocean climate

by Herbert - 19th December 2016
As a postdoctoral researcher at Bangor University in Wales from 2007 to 2009, Alan Wanamaker started the compilation of a 1,000-year-record of the m...
Mares

Kelp along Southern California coastline resisted warmer temperatures

by Mares - 16th December 2016
In early 2014, when a large-scale heat wave in the Pacific Ocean produced temperature anomalies greater than anything seen since the early 1900s (...
Mares

West Antarctica experiences accelerated glacier melting

by Mares - 13th December 2016
Research will lead to better predictions about rising sea levels

The fastest ongoing rates of glacier retreat ever recorded have been document...
Mares

New insights into the changes of the Nordic Seas during interglacials

by Mares - 5th December 2016
The characteristics of the water masses in the Nordic Seas are expected to change due to the Earth's higher temperatures and melting glaciers.
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Mares

Tracing how the relationship between corals and algae began

by Mares - 26th November 2016
How corals met algae: Tracing how their symbiotic relationship started

The symbiotic relationship between algae and modern corals began more t...
Mares

Plastik-Peter warns about threats of plastic trash in oceans

by Mares - 22nd November 2016
New short film is part of efforts of Science Year 2016*2017

With the “Plastik-Peter” cinema short film as part of Science Year 2016*2017 ...
Mares

Different coral communities differ in their ability to adapt to new environments

by Mares - 17th November 2016
For the first time, scientists at The University of Texas at Austin have observed separate populations of corals diverging in their capacity to regu...
Herbert

World’s largest marine protected area established in Antarctica

by Herbert - 28th October 2016
Just off the southern coast of Antarctica is the Ross Sea, where the largest marine protected area (MPA) will be established.

It will cover 1...
Mares

Photo exhibition on ocean acidification opens at GEOMAR

by Mares - 27th September 2016
A new photo exhibition by two nature photographers centres on the organisms on which climate change research is currently focused on.

From...
Herbert

Two-thirds of zooplankton at tropical coral reefs lost to ocean acidification

by Herbert - 24th September 2016
Ocean acidification can fundamentally change the structure of the reef

Tropical coral reefs can lose up to two-thirds of their zooplankton ...
Mares

Larger-sized animals at higher risk of extinction

by Mares - 22nd September 2016
Serious consequences for the marine ecosystems

Uncontrolled fishing practices have given rise to a new trend that places larger animals at...
Herbert

Seafloor of Red Sea formed at least 12 million years ago

by Herbert - 20th September 2016
Discovery overturns present understanding of region’s geological development

Geoscientists find the Red Sea fascinating as it represents an...
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