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Projected big thaw of Antarctica`s sea ice may harm area`s unspoiled marine ecosystems

Last Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014, 13:08

Researchers using a modeling study have suggested that the Antarctica`s Ross Sea`s recent observed increase in summer sea-ice cover is likely to be short-lived, with the area projected to lose more than half its summer sea ice by 2050 and more than three quarters by 2100.

Plastics dangerously harming marine ecosystems

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 03, 2013, 15:57

Up till now it was unknown to researchers whether ingested plastic transfers chemical additives or pollutants to wildlife, but a new study has shown that toxic concentrations of pollutants and additives enter the tissue of animals that have eaten microplastic.

Nations debate giant Antarctic ocean sanctuaries

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 21:03

Multi-nation talks began in Australia Wednesday over plans to protect Antarctica`s pristine waters by creating two vast ocean sanctuaries, with hopes Russia`s previous objections to the proposed no-fishing zones can be overcome.

Seaweed can be an unlimited source of biofuel

Last Updated: Monday, July 04, 2011, 15:09

Seaweeds are capable of producing more biomass per square metre than fast growing terrestrial plants such as sugar cane.

Marine ecosystems under threat from ocean acidification

Last Updated: Monday, March 29, 2010, 13:36

Experiments by a team of scientists has determined that acidification of the oceans as a result of increasing levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) could have significant effects on marine ecosystems.